Hey bloggers heard about the Google Disavow Tool?
If yes then good but you are still unaware then you must update your knowledge. Google has given a gift to all bloggers by providing this great tool which is very helpful to all or a curse it depends on you.
I think all bloggers are aware of Google Penguin algorithm which continuously gets update and released by the Google. As we all know that, this algorithm mainly focus on low value back links and affect those sites which have such back links. Most of the back links are created by the owner of the site only or by some SEO companies which are hired by the owner. Now where the problem raised and how this tool is useful to resolve that problem?
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There are various tools available online which put your link to several other sites and helps to create back links. But not all tools are good because they put your link on some spam site or adult site or low rank site. It is often seen that a newbie uses such type of tools much, in hurry to create more back links in short time but they are unaware about such things.
Sometimes it is also possible that your competitor point lots of spam links to your site which can affect your ranking. So, now here problem raises and the problem is spam links pointed to your site. If you have such type of links then you will be penalized by the Google Panda.
If you are facing such type of problem then Google Disavow Tool is a solution of your problem. Using this tool you can let know the Google that don’t follow such links or remove such links. As this point of view this tool is a big gift from Google to the users.
But as we all know that every coin has two sides and this tool has also. From all your back links if you don’t know which are spam links and which are good and then also want to use this tool can harm your site. So, I suggest you that if you have full knowledge about such things then only use this tool otherwise it will harm to your good links and performance of your site will be get affected.
What is Google Disavow Link Tool?
It is a tool that will remove or un-follow the bad or spam links points to your site after you submit those links to this tool
How to use Google Disavow Tool?
Before you use this tool first of all read few words from Matt Cuts
Heard the warning from Matt Cutts, ‘Don’t use this tool unless you have proper knowledge’
If you still want to use this tool then kindly follow given below steps, but before you start you have to analyze your all inbound links and for that first download all those links. These links you can get it from Google Webmaster Tools.
NOTE: If you have Moz account and using Open Site Explorer tool, then you can get list of inbound links from there also
Here I am going to tell you about webmaster account, but after getting list of links the remaining process will be same
- Log in to your Google Webmaster account
- Under traffic tab click on “links to your site” option
- Download these links by clicking on download latest links button
- Save this file in CSV format
- Now analyze all links and make list of spam links
- Then save all spam links in .txt file i.e. in notepad
- Here just copy paste all links which you want to disavow
- Using # you can write comment also in that file
- If you want to block an entire domain then mention that domain like this domain:spamsite.com
- Now open Google Disavow Link tool page
- Upload that .txt file and submit it
NOTE: Don’t write anything else in that file apart from those links and if you want to write then use #
Cautions to use Google Disavow tool
It is clearly mentioned that use of this tool without research work can harm more to your site. This tool is not for regular users if they are following all guidelines, so make research full first and then if required then only use this tool.
This is all about Google Disavow Link tool and I hope this is informative to you all.
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