Advanced Search engine optimization (SEO) course first step | remove bad links from your website

Posted on 14th Dec 2013 07:19 PM

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Now in our UPDATED ADVANCED SEO TRAINING we give more stress on removing bad links. Because the google update (named as humming bird) effect 80% on popular websites. Most of the websites disappear from top ten pages in Google search. If you want to recover your website position in top pages, first you should remove bad links, low quality links from your website. 

Disavowing - It is to strongly refuse or deny responsibility for something taken up.

Disavowing bad links is to strongly deny responsibility of bad links built to your site. It is nothing but ask Google not to take certains links into account (which we mention as bad links) when assessing your site.
How it happens is suppose you or your Search Engine Optimizer (SEO) might have built bad links to your site via paid links or other linking schemes that violate quality guidelines. First and Foremost we recommend that you remove as many spammy or low-quality links from the web as possible. And suppose you put in as much as efforts to remove such low quality, spammy links and hence failed then such a case you can disavow bad links.

Matt said that you should disavow the bad links with a vengeance and disavow all the links that might be paid. Don’t use the disavow tool a single link at a time, instead use the domain level disavow option.

But it is suggested to be cautious as disavowing is advanced feature. If it is used incorrectly then this feature can potentially harm your site’s performance in Google’s search results. Hence it is recommended to disavow links if and only you find spammy, artificial or low quality links pointing to your site. It is for SEO information that normal or typical sites need not use this tool as Google while crawling assess which links to trust without additional guidance.

Google itself has stressed that the tool is a last resort after you have exhausted all manual efforts to get bad links removed.

The most important thing is what are bad links are? where do they come from?? here we have a answer for it: 
Bad links may include -

  • Links coming in from poor quality/spammy sites
  • Disproportionate anchor text links
  • Links from blog networks
  • Links from paid posts
  • Links from dead & rotting directories
  • Links from irrelevant & ‘untrustworthy’ sites

Analyzing your link profile can be time taking and tedious task, but you will have to do it as soon as possible for better results.

A great way to spot unnatural link profile is compare your site with your competitors site. For that we need to check for atleast 5 competitors sites. A thorough comparison will let you know of the major differences between their link profile and yours. To identify the ‘unnaturalness’ of your back links profile you will have to see:

  • Site-wide links
  • Anchor Text Distribution
  • Link Networks
  • Blog Links
  • Blog Comments/Forum Links
  • Article Directories links
  • Web Directories links
  • Footer Links

How to disavow bad links ??
This is a two-step process. First, you’ll need to download a list of links to your site. Next, you’ll create a file containing only the links you want to disavow, and upload this to Google

To search our links in Google webmaster tools first sign in with google id then
1. Go to dashboard of your site
2. Then click on search queries
3. After search querry is displayed - click on links to your site
4. click on more and find all the links linked to your site.

After downloading a file containing all pages linking to your site, create .txt file containing only links you want to disavow. And suppose if you want Google to ignore all links from an entire domain (like then you can add line "". Don't upload the entire list of links to your site: the text file that you upload is the list of links you want Google to ignore.

To upload certain links to disavow: 

  • Go to the disavow links tool page.
  • Select your website.
  • Click Disavow links.
  • Click Choose file.

It may take some time for Google to process the information you’ve uploaded but after removing bad links your site will become quality oriented - hence your site may come under good books of Google