I'm currently engaged in the arduous and -from what I've been reading- utterly pointless link removal campaign trying to de-penguinize a website I've had for nine years. I've got a spreadsheet all set up with a list of domains linking to my site gleaned from WMT and I'm using the non-paid versions of Majestic SEO and OSE to supplement my list.
The problem I keep running into is I know a domain is supposed to have links to my site but when I visit that domain, I often run into a dead end with no links to my site to be found anywhere.
Sorry if this is a stupid question but how do I find out exactly which web pages on a domain are linking to mine?
I just went through a ridiculous rigamarole with the webmaster of a blog who put a link to my site in their blogroll and when I sent them a link removal request, they said they couldn't find the links to my site even though they were on every page on their site as plain as day in their blogroll (a completely unrelated website I might add). I then had to write a handholding step-by-step walkthrough reply to point the webmaster to their blog roll and point out the link to my site. They finally found them and removed the links.
I want to at least try to manually remove all links before disavowing them but if I can't find them, what do I do?
Also, I'm determined to go through this link removal campaign despite all the reports that it doesn't work. I couldn't live with myself if I didn't at least try.