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(Entry was posted by Todd Weise on this post in the Dumb SEO Questions community on Facebook, Thursday, March 14, 2019).

Disavow site or no?

OK... have a gut on this, but wanted to get other opinions. First time dealing with a situation like this. Have a client I`m working with primarily as the dev.

Was cleaning some stuff up that GSC had caught. Noticed that their 2nd biggest provider of inbound links happens to be from a user signature on a message board type site totally not related to the business. The poster was a is/was a manager.

Disavow site or no? Again 2nd highest number of links, but not related to site.

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Selected answers from the Dumb SEO Questions G+ community.

  • Todd Weise: Ironically dave it`s a site you could probably leverage for some of yours ;)
  • Hayk Saakian: I would strongly discourage any developers from submitting disavow requests unless that type of work is built into your contract and your client expects you to do SEO.

    I wouldn`t touch disavow unless I specifically knew a website was being targeted wi
    th negative SEO and spam intended to reduce our rankings.

    Even if a forum signature looks spammy, and google`s guidelines probably discourage that kind of thing you have to look at google actual rankings to see how they really feel about something.
  • Michael Martinez: I would NOT disavow the links unless it was obvious they were placed for manipulative purposes. Forum signature links by themselves are fine. I use them myself for the sole purpose of letting people learn more about me (no targeted anchor text, not linking to pitch pages, etc.).

View original question in the Dumb SEO Questions community on G+, Thursday, March 14, 2019).

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