There's no whining if your website took a hit recently from the Google algorithm update "Penguin."
The update, which was released on April 24, was designed to help improve Google's search results by punishing websites that engaged in "black hat" SEO activities.
If your website suffered a significant drop, then Google says you were spamming the search engine.
Google also suggests that you don't complete a request for reconsideration. It won't work. Instead, you need to clean up your spam mess.
Word on the street is one of the main reasons why sites were penalized by Penguin is due to bad link building practices. This includes using sponsored WordPress themes; poor quality reciprocal link building; buying links or participating in linking networks (such as BuildingMyRank.com).
Clean up the bad links; remove any bad SEO tactics applied to your website and, most of all, write some fresh content for your site.