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shabbir 20Oct2012 09:03

Google Disavow Links
 
Google announced the much anticipated "Disavow Links" tool in Google Webmaster Tools.

I was wrong in assuming it will be known something different than Bing in this thread - New Bing "Disavow Links" tools

ozsubasi 22Oct2012 13:30

Re: Google Disavow Links
 
I tried it out on Saturday, it will be interesting to see how long it takes for Google to action the list of links I sent them. Most of the links I provided do not actually exist any more but are still showing in webmaster tools.

shabbir 22Oct2012 13:33

Re: Google Disavow Links
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by ozsubasi (Post 97987)
I tried it out on Saturday, it will be interesting to see how long it takes for Google to action the list of links I sent them. Most of the links I provided do not actually exist any more but are still showing in webmaster tools.

Yes it will be interesting to see the action on reporting from Google and how they react on search results.

ozsubasi 22Oct2012 13:56

Re: Google Disavow Links
 
The advice given by Google with the tool says that most people will not need it, and it is apparently provided mainly for those who have received unnatural links warnings and/or penalties.
This seems surprising to me as many of those (like myself) who have been waiting for this tool have not received an unnatural links email but were hit by Penguin.

shabbir 22Oct2012 14:04

Re: Google Disavow Links
 
That is normal because Google removing content that is not good enough for their SERPs would mean that some of your links are also gone and so you should be affected by penguin.

ozsubasi 22Oct2012 14:22

Re: Google Disavow Links
 
ok I understand that because of Penguin some or the links which were counting before are not counting now. But I am more concerned with the links that still show in GWT that could potentially be harmful.
To give examples, I have links showing from:
sports-betting-and-gambling(dot)com
security--guards(dot)com
rehabilitationforalcohol(dot)com
go2.infoslobber(dot)com
If you visit those sites you will see that they are poor quality and not related to my industry.
The links are no longer there, but according to GWT they are.
Perhaps Google has discounted them anyway but I have no way of knowing whether they have or have not but they are not sites that I wish to be associated with and they could be considered to be "bad neighbourhoods".

shabbir 22Oct2012 14:39

Re: Google Disavow Links
 
If the links are not on the pages then you need not worry about it because it may be that Google did not update the cache for those pages.

ozsubasi 22Oct2012 14:49

Re: Google Disavow Links
 
Yes I understand that, but that is the whole point of using this tool to let Google know. As they have not re-crawled those sites, they do not yet know that the links are no longer there, so if they do consider them to be bad links they will still count against me until they do know.

johnmartin 8Mar2013 17:37

Re: Google Disavow Links
 
Google Search Quality engineer, Uli Lutz gave three bits of advice in regards to the disavow link tool:

(1) Focus on the links reported in the Google Webmaster Tools

(2) Do not worry about damaging other people, he said "that does not happen."

(3) Be aware of the site-wide disavow possibility, it will make your life easier. So don't be afraid to use the site-wide feature.

ozsubasi 9Mar2013 18:40

Re: Google Disavow Links
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by johnmartin (Post 99181)
(1) Focus on the links reported in the Google Webmaster Tools

I can't imagine why anyone would want to disavow any links that are not reported in GWT anyway. If Google haven't found them, what would be the point in asking Google to disavow them?


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