Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Google Launches Disavow Links Tool For Webmasters

Author: Gagan Masoun
Google Launches Disavow Links Tool For WebmastersToday I’m introducing a new tool by Google that enables you to disavow links to your site. This tool announced by Matt Cutts, head of webspam (and thus SEO) at Google.After 45 minutes speech of Matt Cutts, Google officially announced the tool on the Webmaster Central blog.

If you’ve been notified of a manual spam action based on “unnatural links” pointing to your website or blog, this tool can help you finds the issue. If you haven’t gotten this notification, this tool generally isn't something you need to worry about.

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What Is Disavow Links Tool

Its known thing that Google's PageRank tool works according to the incoming links from other sites. (PageRank is an important signal of your website or blog's performance, but Google looks for relevancy and quality links.) In a simple way, a link from a website is regarded as a vote for the quality of your website.

Webmaster Tools - Disavow Links

Google don't want to take action negatively on good quality websites or blogs.Some times, incoming links can affect Google’s opinion of a page or site. For example, you or a search engine optimizer (SEO) executive may have built bad links to your website via paid links or other low quality link schemes that violate Google's quality guidelines. So Google always recommend that you remove as many spammy or low-quality links from the web as possible.Google don't like spammy or low quality links.

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If you've done a lot of work as you can to remove spammy or low-quality links from the web, and are unable to getting the links taken down, you can disavow the remaining links with the help of this tool.

Who Needs To Disavow?

You can use this tool if your website or blog affected by Google’s Penguin Update.Because via Google's penguin update mostly affected website that may have purchased paid or low quality links.So, everyone wants their website or blogs ranking back in Google search.

How To Use Disavow Links Tool

In a two simple steps you can use this tool.First step is that download a list of links to your site. Next, you’ll investigate and make a file containing only the links you want to disavow and upload the entire list to Google.

Download Links To Your Site
  1. On the Webmaster Tools home page, click the site you want.
  2. On the Dashboard, click Traffic, and then click Links to Your Site.
  3. Click Download.
After download the entire file use this to create a text file containing only the links you want to disavow - one link per line, see example below:
http://spam.demo.com/stuff/content.htm
Upload a List Of Links To Disavow
  1. Go to the reconsideration request page.
  2. Click Check Disavowed Links.
  3. Click Disavow links.
  4. Click Choose file.
  5. Select the file you want to upload, and click Submit. 
Caution: 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 you have 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.

If you want to know more about this feature then go to Google Help Center. Watch the video about this Tool by "Matt Cutts".


Author
Author - Gagan Masoun is the owner of Blogs Daddy Blog.Gagan lives in India, has been blogging since 2010 and writing Blogs Daddy Blog since 2011.You can find him in the usual social networks.

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