Whitey - 9:53 pm on Dec 19, 2012 (gmt 0) [edited by: Robert_Charlton at 7:17 pm (utc) on Dec 20, 2012]
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From Barry Schwartz at Search Engine Roundtable...
It Works! The Google Disavow Tool Removed A Penalty
Barry cites a post by Dixon Jones...
I have got a manual penalty lifted... which had a positive impact from a really bad place. There is no doubt that the site in question has not returned to previous levels from before the penalty... but then again it had a manual penalty for a reason!
I worked hard to remove the bad links - but was unable to move them all. So I documented the efforts in the disavow file and then gave time for the disavow file to take effect in the index. ...I was directly told in the re-inclusion email that I had a manual penalty which was now lifted. ...Now - many of the bad links still exist - but are now presumably disavowed - so causation v correlation seems strong. Plus - still nothing concrete - but look at who did a +1 on my initial comment ;)
[edited by: Robert_Charlton at 7:17 pm (utc) on Dec 20, 2012]