Now here’s a new Google Disavow Tool. Just few months back Bing has introduced it, and their was rumor that Google will be releasing the same very soon. Then finally after months and standing on the words of millions of webmasters and authors Google has launched it. They have also published a new video on YouTube regarding it and Matt Cutts explain how to use it.
Question Is Why Google Introduced Disavow Tool
The main intention behind releasing this tool was to provide webmasters and bloggers with a simplest and easiest way to recover from penguin penalties.( check this post : How To Remove Irrelevant Backlinks ).
All of those website and blogs which have been affected by Penguin are now conducting a massive research in their link profile. Just because of the spam methods that they had used to get pagerank and better position on search results, have laid them down to none. And today in order to recover from Penguin, they are hiring different companies and agencies to build the profile. So it simply means they are just wasting their time and money.
And their are also many cases of negative SEO. This method which is used by the jealous competitors to out rank their opponents, by building unnatural links for their websites. Considering all those problems, Google has finally released this powerful tool ( though it has just taken birth ) and so its used be used very carefully.
Guide On How To Use Google Disavow Tool To
Matt Cutts who is the head of Anti-WebSpam team at Google has already crafted a whole video on this topic. And he says :
Its power tool, and should be used only by those who have received unnatural link warnings, or who have taken part in link-exchange or paid links. Using this tool in wrong way could be harming for your site’s overall ranking.
So google has already warned every blogger and webmaster about this tool. According to them, its a very powerful tool and should be used with lots of attentions. You should perform lots of research in your link profile before you use it. Since many of your links may come from high PR sites and could give you better ranking, but once listed as spam, they will not be counted as link-back to your domain.
So question is who should use it :
- Webmasters who received unnatural link warning
- Those who ave taken part in link schemes
- Have submitted their site to non-maintained directories, which contains lots of spam sites
- Have paid to agencies to generate links, but have got too many low quality backlinks
Finally getting Our Hands On Google Disavow Tool
Please follow the steps i have listed out. And please remember I have already told, its really very very powerful service. It can surely help you in getting recovered from penguin, and at the same time can worse your current overall SERPs. The maximum upload limit of the .txt file is 2MB.
- Move To Google disavow links tool
- Now select your domain name
- Now you will redirected to a new webpage, which will be showing you a warning message.
- Then finally click on ” Disavow Links “
- It will ask you to upload the .txt file
Below I am listing out the method in which you have to enter the domain names in the .txt file ( those spam domains ).
For example say : theirs a domain name : uglydomain.com and you are getting link-back from this website. Put those links are not worthy, simply you consider it as spam. So you would like to either block the whole domain, or one particular page.
- In order to block this domain : domain : uglydomain.com
- In order to block particular page : http://www.uglydomain.com/page4.html
- Similarly in order to add the comments you can use : # Your Comment ( Comments are ignored by Google )
See the complete example below :
Once you completed this process you will get notification in your webmaster tool’s account. Remember that this methods is good to overcome negative SEO, but it can take upto seven days ( almost 1 to 1 and half week ) for complete enforcement.
What I have to Do When I want to Update The List
Again the steps are very simple. Please move to the Disavow Tool and Then finally click on ” Disvow Links “. Once you click it, you will see a new screen popups. It will contain the file you had uploaded previously, and it also gives you option to either delete them or download them.
So simply click on ” Download “. Add the new domains or pages, and reupload it. Please give few hours to bots, so that they could crawl then new links you just updated.
I am again warning you, this is very advance tool and should be used with lots of precaution. Please perform indepth research before marking any domain as spam.