When Penguin came out, my site went from top 5 for most keywords to nowhere to be found.
Not realizing what happened, I used more freelancers who only dug me in deeper.
So now I need to get out this hole.
the site is hxxp://www.gtdentistry.com
I used a freelancers who told me 198 domains were spammy, and gave me a disavow file. 2 months later, no change.
I looked up a few companies that supposedly specialize in penalty removal.
The range of quotes is staggering.
From $297 (LinkDelete) to $3500.
I understand most times you get what you pay for, but usually there isn't that much of a range...and they are all promising to do the same thing, manually review each link, reach out to webmasters, and request removal and disavowal.
So the question is - what should I be looking for in penalty removal company, what should this process cost, and is it worth going through.