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10/21/13
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Second Reconsideration Failled - Any Help or Sugestions would be extremely appreaciated

I've read the FAQs and searched the help center. 
My URL is: www.factorydirectpromos.com

We have a partial penalty in place and have been working diligently since April 2013 to remove any and all unnatural links to our site. We started with over 150k links and have gotten them down to just about 12k. All links were contacted multiple times and we provided proof of our work in contacting each website (https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B_RnM_AdwlOzRm55V3JKNVNoMDQ/edit?usp=drive_web). We have also submitted a disavow tool with hundreds of domains that we have determined are impossible to contact.

The 2nd reconsideration requests came back with one examples of bad links.

http://www.basearticles.com/Art/559486/117/Increase-Business-Branding-With-Reusable-Bags-As-Promotional-Products.html

This example URL was has it's domain included in our disavow list.

We feel like we have exhausted all possibilities on our end and are not sure where to go from here.

Any help or suggestions would be appreciated.

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Suzanneh
10/22/13
Suzanneh
And you're sure you properly disavowed that entire domain?  Maybe they're sending that link as an example -- as in, 'look for more article marketing' links?

Suzanne
10/22/13
Original Poster
Google user
Yes, I checked the disavow file to make sure and everything is disavowed properly.

The only thing I can think of is that the most updated disavow file we sent in was submitted about 2 days before we sent in the letter. Is there a chance they didn't get to put it into effect before they decided on our letter, hence, seeing that domain as an active link?
Suzanneh
10/22/13
Suzanneh
I'm not 100% exactly sure of the process but I'll see if I can dig around a bit.  At the very least, it's an indication you're on the right trail.

Suzanne
Lysis
10/22/13
Lysis
I've noticed that Google seems to be a little stubborn when it comes to article submissions. It's probably because article submissions are the site owner creating an account and posting articles. The links are definitely within your control ( log in and remove the link).
Paul Macnamara
10/22/13
Paul Macnamara
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thefellafromthere
10/30/13
thefellafromthere
so for a site (or even my own site) to rank, remove ALL links! Is that it?

and disavow the rest, however, the fella on this thread said they may not accept it, contrary to what matt cutts said.

so, my site, for example, is prob best to be moved to a complete new domain with no links?
 
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