I have a simple question that for some reason I don't know the answer to. When Google went after these blog networks and deindexed them what happened to the sites that were being linked TO with BMR/ALN etc.. links? Were they deindexed? Did they get manual actions? Were they penalized? Or did the juice that stopped flowing from the deindexed network simply cause rank decreases without an actual penalty on the users money sites? Did anybody who was relying on these links to rank ever recover their rankings after?