JohnNZ - 2:29 am on Nov 3, 2012 (gmt 0)
Here's the post in case you missed it ;-)
How can you say regarding the disavow tool that it
- was designed specifically for webmasters that have used spam techniques
Because it's true. Read the official Google announcement blost post. It's for those who were caught building crap links and received an unnatural links warning/Penguin beat down. In general, that's webmasters who spammed to rank better.
He's agreeing (because it's true) with jecasc's statement that the tool was 'designed specifically' for spammy webmasters. Yes he adds 'In general' to his final sentence but it's his agreement with jecasc and others that bothers me.
He asks me to read the post, which I did and I quoted three reasons why google think you should use it. Yes these reasons would cover spammy webmasters but not exclusively.
As I mentioned what about if you bought a website in good faith that now appears to have spammy links?
What if a competitor creates spammy links to your site?
I believe that this tool's sole purpose is for you to tell Google about links that you believe are spammy. End of story.
You need to say that, because?
Yup, for some reason they can't figure it out on their own. They base their rankings highly on links and need a webmaster to tell them what links should count and what shouldn't ... Seriously? What a joke.
As an aside, I totally agree 100% with your last statement.