mihomes - 12:04 am on Oct 17, 2012 (gmt 0)
Okay, just sat down and watched the video and read the article... already have a question that should be cleared up by google... as per their article :
# Contacted owner of spamdomain1.com on 7/1/2012 to
# ask for link removal but got no response
# Owner of spamdomain2.com removed most links, but missed these
Q: Can I disavow something.example.com to ignore only links from that subdomain?
A: For the most part, yes. For most well-known freehosts (e.g. wordpress.com, blogspot.com, tumblr.com, and many others), disavowing "domain:something.example.com" will disavow links only from that subdomain. If a freehost is very new or rare, we may interpret this as a request to disavow all links from the entire domain. But if you list a subdomain, most of the time we will be able to ignore links only from that subdomain.
Pretty open-ended... so, if I enter domain:example.com does this apply to www.example.com, test.example.com, etc. as well? From the sounds of it this will disavow the domain and sub-domain as well unless it is an 'authority'.
Do you see where I am going with this? Now, in their page examples they list www in front... what if someone redirects to non-www or vice versa... are they accounting for both www and non-www versions? By spec (I believe), and Google as well, www and non-www are 'by spec' 'different' and www is treated as a sub or separate entity if you will.
So, with that said, what is the consensus here?