kellyman - 10:06 pm on Jul 23, 2013 (gmt 0)
I disavowed the links Google told me that were in violation and 48 hours disavowed them and sent a reconsideration and Google lifted the penalty, total 5 days
Now one thing i will say is that the links Google told me were in violation to me were good links however the only thing they included were anchor rich text links ..
So for me Google will respond and act fast nowadays the longest i waited for a reply was 6 days i then got a personal message in regard to the 2 examples, i replied to that and within 48 manual penalty lifted.
although penalty lifted i have not seen any drastic change in the serps