PittyC - 10:50 am on Feb 27, 2013 (gmt 0) [edited by: Andy_Langton at 11:47 am (utc) on Feb 27, 2013]
The tool can and does work, but the scale of the problem plays a large part of success.
It is all very well disavowing the links being indexed today; but what of the links being found tomorrow that you have not as yet disavowed?
If there were a large amount of links built in previous months, they are going to continue to be discovered for some time.
The disavow tool is not a one time use tool; it needs to be continually added to. Addtionally, if you have a manual penalty then you need to be submitting fresh reconsideration requests.
[edit reason] No personal links, please - see charter [/edit]
[edited by: Andy_Langton at 11:47 am (utc) on Feb 27, 2013]