smithaa02 - 5:07 pm on Nov 14, 2012 (gmt 0)
Bewenched...actually think 15% loss may be ok. I've done two waves of disavows and a lot of link pruning on my end. Generally speaking google hates to see a lot of links disappear in a hurry. After each time I did this, we got hurt in the rankings pretty quickly in a process I refer to as link detox. But then slowly, we climbed back up and beyond where we were before. I think the key is to do the right thing and wait it out. Google now-days seems to be slow to reward good behavior and quick to punish what it considers artificial behavior so this can be difficult to believe.