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(Entry was posted by Rob Truslove on this post in the Dumb SEO Questions community on Facebook, Monday, July 1, 2013).

Google Disavow Link Tool Advice Needed Please.

Google Disavow Link Tool Advice Needed Please...

Here is the situation: Your website has 10, 000 links - 10% are terrible. You haven`t received a Google Unnatural Link Warnings, but recently the website`s search engine ranks have nose-dived for some of its major keywords (top 5 to 50th for very competitive terms). This is most probably due to Google Penguin or perhaps a different update...

After finding all of the links, would you drop them straight into the Disavow tool or would you contact every website to ask for them to be removed? I`d be really interested to hear from somebody who has been through a similar scenario. If you`ve bounced back - how did you do it? 

Thanks in advance. Rob

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Selected answers from the Dumb SEO Questions G+ community.

  • Andrei Gherghel: Use the domain: operator to safely disavow all links from a specified domain.
  • Tony McCreath: I`d use disavow first, at least for the obvious ones. If it`s an algo thing then the act of trying to get the links removed is not important. On the next update you can determine if you need to go deeper.

View original question in the Dumb SEO Questions community on Facebook, Monday, July 1, 2013).

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