You technically no longer need to use the disavow file to help fix your Google Penguin issues – here is why.
Google launched the real-time, more granular version of Penguin on Friday. Google wrote in its announcement that it “now devalues spam.”
Many SEOs and webmasters took that to mean that Penguin no longer penalizes – and it seems like they are right.
Google’s Gary Illyes said on my public Facebook post that the new Penguin algorithm “managed to devalue spam instead of demoting.” But he also said that Google’s recommendation for using the disavow file has not changed. In other words, you should use the disavow file to help recover from Penguin issues.
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