fathom - 7:40 pm on Jun 4, 2013 (gmt 0)
where's the evidence that disavow works (in terms of recovery)? Where are all the recovery stories post-Penguin 2.0?
Google spokespeople say that many webmasters, in their panic, are not using the tool as instructed. Instead they are shooting themselves in the foot by misusing it. I wouldn't expect a "full" recovery any wsy. After all, you've just had a bunch of backlinks that used to help you rank wiped out as PR producers for your site.
Ya... IMHO disavowing is a preemptive action you can take to void PENGUIN from assessing you badly. Once you are assessed it is largely worthless.
It is a valuable addition to Manual Review recover though.