I have an aquaintence that got a manual penalty in WMT. They went through and removed or disavowed, applied for reconsideration and the manual penalty was revoked. That was in September, and their rankings are still gone. They rank nowhere for the head phrases, but do rank for longtails. Everything I have read says ranking s would slowly come back. But, this site hasnt even budged in months after the successful reconsideration. Is it possible something is still wrong? They were horribly overoptimized on their anchor text and a look at Majestic Historic shows this, but the fresh index is completely different, where they have no overoptimized anchors. Any advise on what to do next? They are getting natural links, so they are getting new links all the time, and they have a domain authority over 50.