Not Just Backlinks!
Of course backlinks play a role in your ranking drop. However, it is not just the backlinks. We must eliminate any duplicate content and ensure that all meta data is unique to each page. All pages must be properly indexed through the sitemap. If these items are not improved upon, search engine rankings will not improve!
What About Our Rankings?
When a Google penalty is lifted and your website is seen to be compliant, your rankings will improve. However, they will not immediately return the first page. This requires additional efforts, but the team at Exaalgia will work hard to get you there.