Robert_Charlton - 10:53 pm on Jan 14, 2013 (gmt 0)
the real question is: how do I know what links were disavowed?
Chances are you'd better keep good records. ;)
A little bell goes off here with regard to disavow and Google Webmaster Tools reports. Note in this thread the quote (reported by martinacastro) from John Mueller about disavowed links....
Partial recovery from Penguin
if you use the disavow tool that would be similar to adding a nofollow to those links
The twist here, if you remember from various discussions in this forum, is that in WMT Google shows us ("for reference") nofollowed backlinks along with dofollow backlinks.
I agree with kheadley that "it would just take a little while for Google to process all of the links and update WMT", but it's perhaps not yet clear what Google is going to do in WMT with the disavowed links once they do process them. It's interesting that they are showing that some have been removed.
migumbo - I'm curious if you can characterize the links from processed domains that are still remaining vs the links from the same domains that were removed from WMT. Eg... did Google show removal, say, of links from important pages (most likely to be spidered frequently), while keeping links from obscure pages (that don't get frequent spidering)...?
...or, is the pattern just the opposite?