Planet13 - 1:58 am on Jun 30, 2013 (gmt 0)
Again, I appreciate the fact that you are trying to help. I always appreciate your advice.
"once the link has been removed and the url containing the removed link has been recrawled, i'm not sure how a disavow could be beneficial."
Well, I am hoping (probably without merit) that disavowing those links might speed up the processing. In short, hoping that it might help google notice a little quicker that they have been removed.
Also, if those webmasters are anything at all like me, they have probably at some point in there lives overwirtten a new file with a backup.
So I include it in the disavow file just in case for some reason it reappears on their site.
The way I look at it is this:
Is there anything to lose by including a removed link in the disavow file?
Is there anything to gain by NOT including a removed link in the disavow file?