I am starting to see some sites hit by Penguin gain rankings again. I held firmly that one of these sites did not deserve a penalty as many others out there also claim. One site which has recovered had a site wide which was removed on the 26th of April. It also had some links removed two weeks before penguin hit. The site did receive an unnatural links message in WMT. The other site which I said had been hit unfairly has not had any changes made at all. There was nothing to change. Here is what I am seeing using the SyCara ranking tool. The last pull of rankings was on the 30th of April 6 days after Penguin so gains have happened between the 30th of April and the 15th of May. Hang in there people there is hope!!
We also had the traffic to one of our blogs return after we filed a DMCA complaint and removed the scrapers which were ranking instead. We also removed the RSS feed from the blog to prevent it happening in the future.
I have removed the keywords to protect the identity of the sites. But you will see the main issue which is increases in rankings from Lah Lah Land. (Or is that the penguin enclosure at the ZOO)
I am running some tests on a site which is not back yet which quite frankly deserved it. I will publish everything we did when I see some results. I would rather publish what works than speculate.