Has anyone successfully used the Disavow tool?

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Has anyone here used the disavow tool successfully and if so what all did you do i.e. did you tell google about your attempts to clean up all the bad links yourself and did you also file a reconsideration request?
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  • Profile picture of the author hadtic
    i just would not use it, why tell Google anything
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    • Profile picture of the author ShaneMcc
      Originally Posted by hadtic View Post

      i just would not use it, why tell Google anything
      In situations where your site has been penalised with penguin to inform google of those links that should not be taken into consideration regarding your ranking where you have already made unsuccessful efforts to ask the webmaster of said site to remove the link. In theory it sounds great but I want to know in practice what has other webmasters experience of it been.
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    • Profile picture of the author MikeFriedman
      Originally Posted by superman1231 View Post

      I dont get this tool why not just revert back to when penguin wasnt around instead of this tool? or get rid of penguin?
      Because Penguin largely works.
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    • Profile picture of the author retsek
      Originally Posted by superman1231 View Post

      but it partly contradicts itself google by giving use the choice to disavow links (UNLESS THE DISAVOW TOOL HAS A SECRET AGENDA)
      There's no secret agenda. Alot of paranoia among Webmasters though.

      Disavowing your links alone won't work. When they review your reconsideration request, they are still looking for links to be removed. When the tool was launched, they said they still needed to see efforts made to clean up spam.

      One guy already tried disavowing every link that appeared in WMT, and he got denied.

      Originally Posted by hadtic View Post

      i just would not use it, why tell Google anything
      If you have a manual penalty/unnatural links notice, you've already been caught. Using the tool tells Google nothing they don't already know.
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    • Profile picture of the author MikeFriedman
      Originally Posted by superman1231 View Post

      but it partly contradicts itself google by giving use the choice to disavow links (UNLESS THE DISAVOW TOOL HAS A SECRET AGENDA)
      I do not see that at all.

      Many business owners hired SEOs that they thought they knew what they were doing. Now their site is not ranking for crap. It gives those businesses a chance to get rid of those links from their portfolio (the ones they couldn't get removed) and start over with a better plan.

      Google already knows about the crappy links. That is why the site got hit in the first place. They are not getting some new information from this.
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  • Profile picture of the author ProSence
    The thing is if you don't have clear understanding of which links should be removed and which links should be kept then how can you use this tool.. as we have to maintain natural links too.
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  • Profile picture of the author ricklomas
    So the answer to the original question: "Has anyone successfully used the Disavow tool?" is No. Correct?
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