Hi Guys, its been two weeks since Penguin hit us. Personally, from my two money sites, one got hit. Traffic dropped from 300+ uniques a day to just 40 but it saw a PR boost from 2 to 3. My other site managed to survive but with some scars.. Seems like some penalty was applied. Anyways, over the past weeks my seo strategy has changed quite a bit. Here's what i've been doing. Going Social: I'm focusing more on Social networking and bookmarking (confining to Digg/Stumbleupon/FB/Twitter). I've become more active there and managed to make a few 'acquaintances' - This has drastically improved. For example if previous digg submissions had 1 or 2 diggs now it increased to an average of 10. (I know its small, but its only been two weeks since I started focusing on this). Re-Tweeting and having a conversation with others is actually helping a lot.. Getting about 3 - 5 followers on average (time spent is about 30 minutes) Article marketing: Instead of submitting to article directories, i'm now distributing my articles across other websites in the same niche. Sometimes I hire a writer who charges $15 for a 750 - 850 word count, but they are well researched. All supporting images are watermarked with my site logo. It takes time but the value of the back link is definitely higher. Blog Commenting: Stopped using SB for blind blasts. Instead, i'm using keywords from my articles to target exact sites. This way, making a comment is easier as I already know about the topic. Anchor text using so far is just by using a pseudoname. Its a bit tough though if you want to leave 'intelligent replies' in order to get approved. In the time so far, managed to get 3 PR6 DF and 6 PR6 NF link backs. [Anchor Text: Name] 301 Redirects: I'm not sure if this is good or bad, but I had about 2 old domains that were dormant and were clean sites. They have a PR2 each, so set up a 301 redirect to my money site. Private Blog Network: I have around 6 other sites that are just aggregators with link back to the source. So I added my money site's feed to them as well. Although i'm not sure if that's the way to do it or I might redirect all these domains (which is in the same niche as mine) back to my money site. Press Releases: Before Penguin, I never invested in a paid PR. Post Penguin, I started following some PR companies on FB.. most of them have monthly competitions.. and managed to win a free paid PR and a 50% discounted PR.. both of which helped me to rank a new service I started on my site. Bought another paid PR package and planning to doing something that will continue to keep the buzz alive. [Anchor Text: Full URL, Keywords] Niche Directories: I've moved to directory link building exclusively in my niche instead of randomly submitting to all directories. [Anchor Text: Full URL, Keywords] 0% Duplicate Content: I managed to clear up quite a few posts on my site that were in the past years syndicating from some other source making my site now 100% unique. I still make use of other content, but before publishing I manually re-write them (and i've been getting better at this.. takes me about 5 - 7 minutes to re-write and build a 700 word unique article). 2.0's: Using Squidoo, Hubpages, Yahoo Voices to link back (i'm getting active on Squidoo and Hubpages as well in order to be 'in the radar') Lenses are starting to get traffic slowly in the process. [Anchor Text: Full URL, Keywords] There are some more ideas that are presently in a research/planning mode. Results: I haven't seen an immediate impact from the above, except for some pages now dancing. My goal is long term, so i'm hoping the above activities and more will help pull the site back to an authority site by early-mid June. All in all, Penguin did affect me but I think it brought a positive change. What about you guys, any of you doing anything different?