How To Use Google Disavow Tool To Recover From Backlinks Penalty
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Has Your Site Been Hit By Manual Spam For Backlinking to Spammy Sites ? Did your Site Rankings Dropped due to Google Algorithmic Changes ? Google Disavow Tool May Help You Out To Get Back Lost Traffic From Google Search.Before we discuss how to use Google Disavow tool, We will give a brief introduction to Google Webmasters Disavow Tool.
What is Google Webmaster Disavow Tool : Google Disavow Tool lets Google Search Bots ignore spammy or negative baclinks to your site.This is an advanced feature and should only be used with caution. If used incorrectly, this feature can potentially harm your site’s performance in Google’s search results. We recommend that you only disavow backlinks if you believe that there are a considerable number of spammy, artificial, or low-quality links pointing to your site, and if you are confident that the links are causing issues for you . How to find out Spammy Backlinks to your site : You can find backlinks to your site using many tools available online, while some are free and some are premium like Ahrefs Site Explorer & Backlink Checker which is most popular tool , also Moz’s Open Site Exploreror Even from Google Webmaster Tools Links to Your Site Option. Here is What Matt Cuts Says :
He’s telling you to use the Disavow Tool as a matter of routine link auditing. Cutts hates spam. So should you. Thus, to get rid of the spam and heroically battle the nefarious forces of the Internet, use the Disavow Tool.
Here we will show you how to find backlinks using Google Webmaster Tools : 1. Login to your Google Webmaster Tool Here : http://google.com/webmasters 2. Select the site from Drop-down List which you want to analyse backlinks. 3. Now Select Links to Site From Right Sidebar as shown below :
4. You will find all backlinks to your site and also the linked pages from a specific domain to your site.
5. Now you can check if there are any suspicious or spammy backlinks and do some analysis on the backlinks by check alexa or whois data.Once you find spammy links , copy them to your notepad and create a txt file with only one url/line as shown below as per the google disavow tool format.
An Example Of Google Disavow File Format , Save it as links.txt or any name you want.
Here is Google Disavow Tool Format:
It should be a text file (.txt)
It should be encoded in UTF-8 or 7-bit ASCII
Each line should contain only one link or domain
Domain removals require “domain:” at the beginning of the URL, e.g., domain:spammylink.com
6. Select And Upload the links.txt file containing all the links you want google not to consider for your site.
7. After Uploading txt file, you will see this msg:
You have Successfully uploaded a disavow links file (links.txt) containing 0 domains and 2 Url. To Overwrite Links, you can upload a new file containing new links to Disavow tool.
8. Finally, hope for the best to happen if your site was really affected due to spammy backlinks.
How to Apply For Reconsideration Request For Manual Spam :
If you have got any Manual Spam Message for backlinks , then after disavowing the links , you should request for reconsideration with all the links you uploaded in the txt file in format specified below.
Here is a sample of a reconsideration request message format that Google declares to be legit:
How Long Will It Take To Recover From Penalty Using Google Disavow Tool :
As SEO is a long term process, Getting back your lost traffic is also not an instant process. Some SEO Agencies claim to get traffic back in 3 days or q week after panda/penguin or Manual Spam, In reality its a big lie.Google Disavow tool doesn’t instantly remove penalties and boost your rank overnight, it takes some time in weeks or even months to see considerable results.Keep an eye on your webmaster tools search traffic to fin out if your site got its lost traffic.