fathom - 11:26 am on Jun 4, 2013 (gmt 0) [edited by: fathom at 11:43 am (utc) on Jun 4, 2013]
The true quote was:
Matt Cutts wrote:
Hmm. One common issue we see with disavow requests is people going through with a fine-toothed comb when they really need to do something more like a machete on the bad backlinks. For example, often it would help to use the “domain:” operator to disavow all bad backlinks from an entire domain rather than trying to use a scalpel to pick out the individual bad links. That's one reason why we sometimes see it take a while to clean up those old, not-very-good links.
I'd be extremely surprised that Matt meant this being done as an aftermath practice to a PENGUIN devaluation. I'm positive this is preventive maintenance not recovery steps. Once PENGUIN devalues the links they are devalued. What purpose does devaluing them again do?
Additionally, Matt is Head of the Webspam Team - because that Team deals with Manual Reviews day in & day out ... I suspect his quote is not referencing PENGUIN recovery what-so-ever.
Once your site has been inflicted by the damage of unscrupulous SEO practices, it’s in serious need of emergency services.
That was never said nor implied by anyone at Google and seems to be spin from a SEO with an agenda.
[edited by: fathom at 11:43 am (utc) on Jun 4, 2013]