Anyone here knowledgeable about backlinks?
So here goes. I bought a previously used but already dropped domain some time ago and found out it has some spammy backlinks (around 30k actually) in the form of blog comments with over optimized anchor text. I've already made quite a bit of content on the domain and it's actually ranking decently, so definitely not sandboxed.
So here's my question: Should I try to contact the webmasters for link removal and then go ahead and disavow the links in search console? Why I'm asking this is because I've read somewhere that dropped domain gets all it's previous links disavowed automatically, so I might be doing unnecessary work. Then again I would not want those old backlinks causing negative SEO. I know these kinds of low quality links are a definite no no these days.
So if you have experience with this type of stuff your help would be much appreciated!