I have a Webmaster account with 5 sites in it.
The sites are each completely unrelated to each other.
They are part of my private PR network. Each site uses a different theme and has a different look to each other. They were set up, at some cost, by a very well known "expert" in setting up such networks.
The sites are themed for 5 different markets, and each site links out to sites in their markets. They each link out to only 1 or 2 sites. They also link out to a bunch of authority type sites.
Each site has appropriate contact, privacy, terms and conditions, etc. pages.
Each site has between 3 and 5 posts, which are all completely original content.
I can't see how these sites could be more white hat than this.
One site is a PR3, 2 sites are PR2, 1 is PR1 and 1 is PR0.
They all have passable Trust - between 8 and 12 in Majestic.
All 5 sites have been given a manual penalty - all at the same time - and all for PURE SPAM.
There is no spam that I can see related to even one of these sites, let alone all 5.
Can anyone shed any light on any of this?
Any intelligent comments would be greatly appreciated!