mhansen - 2:41 pm on Oct 22, 2012 (gmt 0)
Either way, it's confusing.
I agree completely Jez. My thought on using both disavow and submitting the reinclusion for this was two-fold.
1 - (Most important to me) I have nothing to lose. The site dropped from +10k daily uniques, to less than 3k daily. I have tried quite a lot of changes over the last 5 months with no recovery. We have built other methods of traffic and the G* referrals are less than Bing and other engines.
2 - If G* is trying to confuse webmasters with this, and set some kind of trap to get more people who WERE actively building links (almost all of us have done it) to rat themselves out, I want to get in the game early. I was skeptical about using the tool, but if they want to get other webmasters who are more skeptical than I, they NEED people like me to have recoveries and talk about it on forums.
What better method to get the rest of the webmaster community tripping over themselves to submit, than getting people saying it works?