How To Get Rid Of Bad External Links With Google Disavow Tool
Why external links can be bad
Essentially, links will not disappear from the donor websites and will not be considered by Google. Search engines mostly analyze themselves whether to trust links or not. Thus, you have to be absolutely sure that the links negative affect your web resource. Their deletion is a last-ditch method.
What links negatively influence your website
If you figured out that purchased links negatively influenced your website, try to reject such links. Contact administrators of the donor websites, reject them yourselff, or find another way to get rid of such links.
Your purpose is to independently get rid of as many malevolent links as possible. In cases when you cannot do that independently, you can use link rejection in Disavow Tool.
Link rejection in Google
Put down the domain: directive to reject external links from the same donor. All links from this domain will be rejected. A hashtag "#" is used before every comment. The command in the document is based on the following logic: #comment (for example, most links are deleted but allowed; and in the new line, there should be links for further deletion or domain:example.com). For instance, the document may look like this:
If you found out that you didn't add all links to the document, just fill it up with them. The system may require up to several weeks for link rejection; therefore, they may still be displayed in the console panel.
You need to copy all links for further rejection of the TXT document. You may reject all links from your domain, or you may only reject some of them using the domain directive which was described in the article. To leave comments which would explain why you couldn't disavow a link yourself, use # before a comment.
Link rejection in Google Disavow Tool may be harmful for your website optimization, so try not to use it. The system provides a caution when uploading the text document.
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