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For a reconsideration request to be successful, a significant percentage of inorganic links should be removed from the website. If you can get a backlink removed, remove the link instead of adding it to the disavow file. Simply disavowing links will not be enough to make a reconsideration request successful.Google Encourages Webmasters To Remove Backlinks Before Using Disavow Tool [plus.google.com]
Is the value to Google the punitive nature of the effort to send and document link removal requests?
I typically get about 50 percent of requests removed
joined:Oct 15, 2011
As for wasting computing resources, Google created that problem itself since nearly all of the millions and milions of worthless spammy backlinks on the web are intended to influence their rankings, or possibly in some cases to sabotage a competitor's rankings.
Sure, and retailers who introduced the concept of "self service"
Google actively rewarded unnatural links for a long, long time...to the degree that it was difficult (in many niches, granted not all) to break into the top 10 without gaming the system.
Why does anyone at Google think a small business should have to deal with this instead of building the great content that Google says they should?
Maybe because the small business invested its time and money in link-building instead of building great content?
joined:Oct 15, 2011
Who said anything about 100%?
[edited by: goodroi at 6:41 am (utc) on Sep 6, 2014]
[edit reason] Let's stay on topic and avoid personal comments :) [/edit]
What percentage of innocents being damaged is acceptable to you? For that matter, how many innocent people sitting on death row should be killed in the name of justice?
[edited by: goodroi at 5:54 pm (utc) on Sep 6, 2014]
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Unfortunately, it's not just webmasters that have to pay the price for Google's mistakes and failures, the general public is also harmed because Google's search results get even worse with each new mistake Google makes.