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---- Disavowal and reinclusion requests timeframe
- 12:26 am on Jul 24, 2013
"although penalty lifted i have not seen any drastic change in the serps"
I am sorry to hear that :(
You know, I have been raking my brains over the last month or so in regards to Penguin and manual penalties.
Basically, everything I have heard from a REAL GOOGLE PERSON (Matt Cutts or John Mueller) is that:
1) It is more likely for sites that are ACTIVE about removing links and disavowing to escape a manual penalty more quickly than a Penguin slap...
2) Sites that have a manual penalty might ALSO have a Penguin slap, which would take longer to see recovery than a manual penalty.
In google analytics I have advanced segments for different LENGTHS of keyword phrases two-word, three-word, four-word, five-word, and I think one for six-keywords or more.
It might be good to try that and see whether there is movement for, say, keywords that are four or more words in length.
I am guessing (and this is only pure speculation) that you might see recovery for long tail quicker than for single- or double-keyword phrases.
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