Will I get all my rankings back after disavow done and the penalty removed?
Question about a Google Manual Penalty that I just got notice about in Google Search Console.
After you disavow, resubmit, does your site reappear at the place it was in google search results? Or do you get knocked to the bottom.
Which and how many links matters
How much traffic you receive back after a Google penalty is lifted depends entirely on
- how many and which links got you the ranking in the first place
- how many and which links got you the penalty
- how many and which links you had to disavow
Of course, if you disavow links they don’t count anymore, so don’t expect to go back where you where from THOSE links.
In addition it may be required to disavow a lot more links to get rid of the penalty, as you have hit the risk threshold and were penalized for your link building, as Google states.
That being said, we have seen everything from really poor results to really great results the disavow is done well, as in some screenshots below.
That Disavowed Links are recrawled matters
In addition to uploading the disavow file, you also need to make sure that the disavowed links are crawled.
Link Detox Boost, part of the LinkResearchTools Smart offering ensures that since 2013.