Doug10 - 11:06 am on Jul 21, 2013 (gmt 0)
If you are being asked for payment to get a link removed for manual penalty reconsideration purposes, Google's John Mueller says:
"Personally, I'd recommend not going down that route – if you want to have it removed just for Google's crawling and indexing, probably it's okay just to list in the disavow file. On the other hand, if you want to have it removed from the web completely, i.e. you don't want this reference on the web for your site then maybe it's worth talking to those webmasters. From our point of view, we want to see significant steps to remove it from the web, but if there are some links you can't remove yourself or some that require payment to be removed, then having those in the disavow file is fine as well."