My site has some backlinks from a few years back that are not to good. Within the last year i have been getting back links done and think they are ok Different diversity back links. I do not have any manual penalties, but I know I did get hit by "Phantom" pretty hard. Before that I was in Pos 1-3 for most my keywords, and in the last year I have been around position 10-12
So I was thinking of getting someone to do a back link audit and try to help me get these Disavowed or removed.
But someone told me if I do not have a manual action against me if I do that it could raise a flag to Google telling them about my bad links and in turn harm me.
So I really do not know what to do. I have continually been building better Back links, but seems this could be why I am not getting my 1-3 pos rankings back.
Also got hit by Hummingbird. I am redoing my site with fresh new content. (loads more) as mine is pretty thin. So hopefully that will help also. Also doing a silo structured site this time hoping it will help me.
Would it be wise to do a Back link audit and disavow or should I just stick to keep adding better BL and leaving old bad links alone? I know a new update will be coming as well so trying to get this fixed up.