Msg#: 4628502 posted 11:16 pm on Dec 6, 2013 (gmt 0)
I spent the last 4 months manually removing links as well as removing links using the disavow file.
Google finally removed the manual action from my site... yeah... but my SERP is the pits! nowhere near what it used to be..
I was desperate, so I removed just about every link I can find.. Now I look back at the disavow file, there are lot of "natural" links I should not have included in the disavow file. It's safe to go back and take out some of these "natural" links in disavow file and re-submit it?
Msg#: 4628502 posted 5:27 pm on Dec 7, 2013 (gmt 0)
my SERP is the pits!
In that case I don't see where you've got much to lose. You would be taking a gamble that Google might penalize you again, but it might be worth the risk.
I'm not 100% sure, but if you submit a new shorter disavow list, then I think it will supercede the previous list, and the process will start over using the new list.. If so, then you could un-disavow the "good" backlinks by not including them on the new list.
Msg#: 4628502 posted 3:03 pm on Dec 10, 2013 (gmt 0)
You're not necessarily going to go back to where you were after the links are disavowed. Remember, you're changing the "footprint" of your site; if you had an unnatural boost from those links, you're going to have to work harder to get natural links to recover.