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All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Link Disavow’

Google Gives Advice On Speedier Penalty Recovery

Google has shared some advice in a new Webmaster Help video about recovering from Google penalties that you have incurred as the result of a time period of spammy links. Now, as we’ve seen, sometimes this happens to a company unintentionally. A business could have hired the wrong person/people to do their SEO work, and gotten their site banished from …

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Cutts Talks Disavow Links Tool And Negative SEO

Google has put out a new Webmaster Help video discussing the Disavow Links tool, and whether or not it’s a good idea to use it even when you don’t have a manual action against your site. Google’s Matt Cutts takes on the following question: Should webmasters use the disavow tool, even if it is believed that no penalty has been …

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Can Google Really Keep Competitors From Harming Your Business?

Some webmasters aren’t convinced by Google’s “solution” to negative SEO. Wasn’t Google’s Disavow Links tool supposed to be a major help in preventing negative SEO – competitors (or other enemies) associating your otherwise legitimate site with “bad neighborhoods,” by way of links? Do you think Google’s tool does its job the way it should? Is it the answer to this …

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Matt Cutts: Here’s What You’re Doing Wrong With ‘Disavow Links’ Tool

Google’s Matt Cutts recently talked about Google’s Disavow Links tool in the comments of a blog post, in which he suggested using it more like a machete than like a fine-toothed comb. Today, Google released a new Webmaster Help video discussing the mistakes that people most often make when using the tool. Cutts says, “The file that you upload is …

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Google: Use Link Disavow Tool Like A Machete

On Monday, Google Webmaster Trends analyst John Mueller shared a screen cap of a comment Google’s Matt Cutts posted on his blog earlier this month about the Link Disavow tool. The comment is as follows: “Hmm. One common issue we see with disavow requests is people going through with a fine-toothed comb when they really need to do something more …

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Google Claims To Be “Very Resistant” To Negative SEO

Negative SEO has been a big topic in the search industry this year, particularly since the Penguin update and Google’s link warnings to webmasters. Many have wondered how easy it would be for their competitors to trick Google into making their sites look like parts of “bad neighborhoods’”. Have you seen examples of Google allowing negative SEO to take place? …

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Should Google Use Link Disavow As A Ranking Signal?

Last month, as you may know, Google introduced its Link Disavow tool, after dropping a hint that it would do so months prior. What we didn’t know until this past week, however, is that there is a possibility that Google will use the data it gets from the tool as a ranking signal. Should data from the link disavow tool …

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It’s Apparently Not Out Of The Question That Google’s Link Disavow Tool Could Be Used For Ranking Signals

Earlier this month, Google launched the Link Disavow tool, which webmasters can use to tell Google to ignore certain links they believe to be bad. While Google will only do so at its own discretion, some may be wondering if Google will be using the data it gets from the tool for other purposes (like maybe as a ranking signal). …

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You Might Be Waiting Months To See Effects From Google’s Link Disavow Tool

If you were hit by the Penguin update, you should probably use Google’s new Link Disavow tool, particularly if you can’t get bad links removed. That’s the message we’re getting from Google’s Matt Cutts. Cutts and Google really emphasized that most people should not use the tool, and basically painted the tool as a last resort kind of thing, but …

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Matt Cutts Talks About When You Should Worry About Your Links

Google’s Matt Cutts is back to posting Webmaster Help videos rather frequently. In the latest, he talks about whether or not a site should worry about their links if they have not been participating in link schemes. Cutts speaks in response to the following user-submitted question: If I haven’t bought links, participated in any linkwheels or schemes, or spammed links, …

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Will Google’s Link Disavow Tool Come Back To Haunt Webmasters?

Back in June, during the height of the Penguin update freakout, Google’s Matt Cutts hinted that Google would launch a “link disavow” tool, so that webmasters can tell Google the backlinks they want Google to ignore. This means links from around the web that are potentially hurting a site’s rankings in Google could be ignored, and no longer count against …

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Google’s Link Disavow: Google Answers Domain Related Questions

Google launched its Link Disavow tool today. If you haven’t read about it yet, you can do so here. There are a few things Google mentions about it at the end of a blog post, I think are worth highlighting, with regards to international domains, subdomains and www vs. non-www. Google ends its announcement with a Q&A section, and the …

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