Finally months after getting the dreaded manual penalty from G I finally got it removed. The interesting thing is even though I got the penalty in my GWT it took at least 3 months for it to affect my rankings, but then they tanked to the 100 postition. After filing at least 6 reconsideration requests I finally got it revoked. How did I do it? -What did not work: hiring services to analyze links and then disavow the bad links then send request. -what did work: disavow every single link pointing to your site. Honestly it was my last time I was going to try so I thought what the hell and sure enough it got revoked. I read on here that somene else did the same thing with success. This is what I would do. I mean how can they say you got bad links pointing at your site if they are all disavowed?