The Google Penguin algorithm has been taunting SEOs for a long time now, but did you know there are different degrees of Penguin?
It is not that you are hit by the Penguin algorithm or not. You can be hit harder or softer depending on your links.
Google's head of search spam, Matt Cutts, posted on Twitter to a webmaster that he has a "very mild case of Penguin." Yea, there is clearly such a thing as degrees of Penguin.
Here is Matt's tweet:
@chipnicodemus I'd recommend continuing to clean backlinks though. You still have a very mild case of Penguin.— Matt Cutts (@mattcutts) April 8, 2014
So I guess a site that is impacted by the Penguin algorithm can be impacted a lot or a little or somewhere in between?
Forum discussion at Twitter.