Hi Guys, I think I can wait no longer. here is the issue i'm facing. Since Friday (27 April) I noticed an almost 30% drop in traffic. If that wasn't bad enough, I published 3 articles (unique) since then and none of them rank in the top 10 pages (which is weird considering that prior to 27th April, my article would show up in a span of an hour or two and ranks reasonable well within the top 5 pages). Only my digg/stumbleupon submissions show up (between page 1 - page 3) Searching for my site name (which would result in #1 position) I am now on #3. The first two showing backlinks from a paid directory and a social networking site Could someone shed some light here, if the above are effects of the Penguin or is this just a mere penalty? The last SEO activity done was to social bookmark web 2.0 articles using BMD (about 1200 success) and blasting them with SB. I checked my robots.txt and GWT but there are no messages/warnings Is there any way I can get out of this shithole? Please help! Edit: As a comparison, the 3 articles are showing up on #1 in Bing for their relative search terms.