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I've done a lot to recover and didn't give up - cleaned the link profile, disavowed links and even got a manual penalty lifted.
This is one of those times when I'm glad I don't belong to the One Percent.
Our site was hit hard by Penguin 1. We lost 70% of our traffic. We made a number of changes and improvements in the past 16 months. I am happy to say that on Friday we regained most of our rankings. We are not as high as we once were but close. Thanks to this update!
Just not sure yet if the drop or the recovery was a result of the disavow.