| 7:22 pm on May 7, 2014 (gmt 0)|
Have you thought about disavowing the links? I would disavow links before handing over the email login.
| 5:28 am on May 8, 2014 (gmt 0)|
Yes I have disavowed the links for both the sites on last week Saturday. However being the login credentials same for both the sites would in anyway effect my chances of coming out of penalty?
| 4:39 pm on May 8, 2014 (gmt 0)|
Personally I think partial ban or some manual spam actions are one of the big problems created by Google company.
Now do not you feel it is hard to find irrelevant links which were relevant some years back.
Disavow tool, you can use tool but it will take months for you to remove links, in the mean time your business will come to an end.
| 5:36 am on May 9, 2014 (gmt 0)|
Yes I have kind of 10K links out of which many are returning Internal Server error, some are returning 404, I have been able to remove around 50% of links and still trying. I have submitted the disavow list and is now submitting the reconsideration request.
| 9:27 pm on May 9, 2014 (gmt 0)|
Since both sites received a manual penalty at the same time, I'd guess that the chances are Google already knows the 2 sites are related or owned by the same person (not that there's anything wrong with that, necessarily). So you're unlikely to be making things any worse by having used the same email account for both sites.
Working on the assumption that they already know the two sites are related somehow, I'd take the time to make sure there are no issues there with regards to the way the two sites link together, as that could also be a contributing factor to the penalty.
Good luck with the recon!