Many have wondered about the various capabilities of Google's disavow tool, though there are still many SEO professionals that don't know how to use it. When cleaning up a website and taking out spammy links, marketers need to take a more serious approach.
Matt Cutts recently stated that companies are being too meticulous with their disavow link process, when they should really be taking "a machete" to their bad links. Instead of taking a long time searching through a website to find the bad links, webmasters need to act fast and remove the bad links thoroughly to stay in good standing with Google. This information is very helpful for those looking for clearer direction when using the disavow tool for cleaning up their site, according to Search Engine Watch.
Cutts speaks to the selective nature of the disavow tool, reports SEO Roundtable. If SEOs use the tool too subtly, it might not have any impact on the site. On the other hand, if it is used too aggressively, it might do some damage to the website. Be smart about using the tool for maximum benefits.