TheOptimizationIdiot - 4:10 am on May 28, 2013 (gmt 0)
I read the same thing, and it was from a Google source, too. I think it was Matt Cutts, but he has talked a lot about Disavow Lonks and I'm having trouble finding that exact link.
This seems to be along the lines of what you're talking about.
Sometimes you gotta love Bing. 1 query, 2 clicks, found it.
What if you donít try to remove links? Given what a pain it is to get links off the web, why wouldnít someone just use disavow? I know Google recommends requesting link removals, but from a technical standpoint, if they donít do that and just disavow, itís pretty much going to work, right?
No, I wouldnít count on this. In particular, Google can look at the snapshot of links we saw when we took manual action. If we donít see any links actually taken down off the web, then we can see that sites have been disavowing without trying to get the links taken down.