Its almost as if you are fighting a constant battle against Google. If you do manage to get your site removed from penalisation, you are still on edge not knowing if you will be branded with another of Google's unnatural links email a few months down the line. Sometimes I just feel like giving up this game and getting a steady, even if boring, job.
On the disavow list, do you have to include only the top level domain or every link coming from the particular domain? What I have done is created a disavow list file using notepad and just copied and pasted the urls that I wish to disavow. Is this the right way to go or do I need to include message a as well to go with the list? I would be grateful if someone could please tell me that. Three of my reconsideration requests have been met with the 'unnatural links' response. What's the best way to check for incoming links. Google currently isn't showing my links and Ahrefs is a premium service to get the most out of it. What free link checking tools do you guys use.