I have made changes to a penguinized site and seen immediate recovery on lots of terms. This is somewhat different to Panda where the whole site is penalised. Has anyone else observed this?
9:25 am on Oct 31, 2012 (gmt 0)
Do you mean that you didn't have to wait for a Penguin update to see the effects?
12:13 pm on Oct 31, 2012 (gmt 0)
In which case you didn't have a problem with Penguin.
2:24 pm on Oct 31, 2012 (gmt 0)
Yep, you most likely were not affected by Penguin.
2:57 pm on Oct 31, 2012 (gmt 0)
I was hit on October 5, so definitely Penguin Update. My homepage dropped 500 places and is yet to recover. What I was able to do was recover all the internal pages by restructuring the site and internal links. This was effected within a couple of days, so no didn't need to wait for Penguin refresh.
What I thought was interesting was that it wasn't a whole site demotion that people have described Panda as but almost a page by page penalty.