Further Confirmation of Disavow Tool Debunks Myth

by Alex Graves
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With the Google disavow tool clearly still an area that many website owners would rather avoid, it has become apparent to me that there are loads of people out there that are fearful towards what making use of the tool would spark on from a Google perspective.

As anyone in the SEO industry will be able to tell you, Google continuously throw out cryptic messages and signals towards what their inner workings are looking for in relation to their ranking algorithm and that seems to continue to span into their release of the Google disavow tool, a tool that has been designed and released so that website owners and SEO's are able to ask Google to alter the way in which they treat specific links, making them no follow rather than equity passing.

As confusion continues to flood the communities, I can offer up even more evidence that backs up the fact that we have always said that there is no need to pursue a reconsideration request after the submission of your disavow file as Google's Matt Cutts confirms that the disavow process is completely automatic and that unless your site is under manual penalisation, there is no need to file a reconsideration request.

In a thread entitled “Negative SEO: Looking for Answers from Google”, Cutts can be seen commenting in a thread that is discussing negative SEO and how the threat is real and on showing his presence within the discussion, one user took the chance to ask Cutts directly about the disavow / reconsideration request myth.

‘TomAnthony' asked the head of Google webspam team, "Can you confirm that the disavow tool is automatic? Or do people need to file a reconsideration request?"

Below is the complete question and the reply that confirms that unless you are under manual action, there is no need to follow your disavow submission with a reconsideration request.

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