Indeed It Works! The Google Disavow Tool Removed Manual Penalty
Dixon Jones from Majestic SEO, that person is incredible and honest, published in Google+ thread that he used this tool for a site and it helped it get out of a manual link penalty.Dixon wrote:
I have got a manual penalty lifted... which had a positive impact from a really bad place. There is no doubt that the site in question has not returned to previous levels from before the penalty... but then again it had a manual penalty for a reason!I asked Dixon Jones for more explanation, he explained:
I worked hard to remove the bad links - but was unable to move them all. So I documented the efforts in the disavow file and then gave time for the disavow file to take effect in the index. +Uri Lederman I was directly told in the re-inclusion email that I had a manual penalty which was now lifted. +Cody Cahill Now - many of the bad links still exist - but are now presumably disavowed - so causation v correlation seems strong. Plus - still nothing concrete - but look at who did a +1 on my initial comment ;)Now, I think this should work for a manual penalty pretty instantly. Those who want it to work for a Google Penguin link penalty need to wait for a new update about Google Penguin. There is a thread in Webmaster World, where you see the Penguin and Disavow subject itself.
I got various responses from readers that this tool is working pretty good and should work with Penguin if used in right way and when there is a data refresh or update.