Hey guys, On one of my websites a manual action has been removed. It took me 3 times to get it done. So I had some crappy links to my website and all of them where of services bought here in the bst section. So becarefull with the links you buy. I downloaded all the links from webmastertools and Inspected all of them. So I removed about 80-90% of all of my links (with the disavow tool). Google still didnt liked it and gave me a few example links that where still there. The funny thing is these links didnt show up in webmastertools. So google knows about more links then you can see in webmastertools. Which is kind of funny. So I added those links to a new disavow txt file and I stripped all of the spammy domains to the root domain and disavowed the root domain as well. Result manaul penalty removed... as I have read it may take some time for my rankings to come back and since a lott of links where spam I probably wont get back my old rankings. A few tips for any of you building links. Google gave me examples of bad links and these where mostly web2.0 and profile links. Keep it all natural and stop buying crappy services becarefull with tier 2 and tier 3 links. Since they can pass a penalty to your tier 1 links and you get links from a penalized domain. - profile links dont create hundreds of em, who the fuck links to his favourite site into his profile on some forum or website? Only the admin and maybe a few others. So why creating hundreds of them on spammed to death sites or whatever site. Its not natural. - web2.0 links dont have the same spun content on hundreds of web2.0 sites. Or sites that you rarely come on yourself, stick to the well known ones and have a few from lesser known ones. Make the content good and have some more posts on there. I think you wont need a link every single time. Sometimes just place your web adress with or without www but dont make a link of it. Google will find it anyways. - Blog comments I think they still work if they are targeted and on moderated websites and are about the subject. They dont have a lott of value but I think they are great for tier 1 and tier 2 Make it seems as natural as possible, create links on a schedule. Dont create one week 1k links and the week after no links at all... that is strange. I may have some bumps like one week 1k the week after only 50 links thats called a spike, or a viral moment. One more thing... Google is smart and now they know a little more about you and your site. They know you want to rank and make money and people who think like that are capable to bend the rules... It might be hard to get your penalized site to rank again, since they probably will be watching you with some sort of algorithm. Or they will in the future. They know 90% of your links where crap so if you had 5000 links and 4500 links where crap and your site is 5 years old... What does it mean. 500 links where created natural or where good links. Which means 500 links in 1825 days. 500/1825 = 0,27 links per day is the rate of good links built... So if you after your penaly begin building links again, I think you might think about this as well... Adding 100's of "good links" a day again to get your rankings back might look unnatural again. I think it is still best to start from scratch, as you are giving away to much information and patterns. And google knows more about links that are bad because you try to remove everything to make your site getting back in the serps. So even links google might have thought that where good are now bad... And if lots of people do it.. more type of links lose its vallues. Thats all I wanted to share Have a great weekend!