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(Entry was posted by Ankit Meena on this post in the Dumb SEO Questions community on Facebook, Tuesday, August 27, 2013).

I have 91000 links towards my website, I feel something needs to be done

I just checked my webmaster tools and it says that I have 91000 links towards my website out of which 90000 are from one website I inquired the webmaster for that site and he said he has not done anything although webmaster tool says that their are no unnatural links but I still feel something needs to be done kindly let me know what could have caused this to happen and how to fix this issue..

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  • Tim Capper: Have you looked on any of the pages that are refernced in WMT - is there a link to your site ? If there is then show this to the webmaster. That many links from one site either means the link is coming from a blogroll section or permanent link in footer. If it is not visible, look in the source code and see if there is a link but hidden. If they are showing in WMT, they must have existed.... be sure to try and verify track them down, so you know for sure they do not exist, try looking at cached pages in the site. If they no longer exist, they will slowly disappear from WMT There is no point adding to disavow tool, because they have been removed. or did not exist
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  • Tim Capper: Have you looked on any of the pages that are refernced in WMT - is there a link to your site ?<br /><br />If there is then show this to the webmaster.<br /><br />That many links from one site either means the link is coming from a blogroll section or permanent link in footer. If it is not visible, look in the source code and see if there is a link but hidden.
  • Ankit Meena: Hi thanks for your quick reply I had checked and there were no links on that page and the webmaster from the other website has assured me that he has not added any links on his website now I was wondering how to get rid of these links.
  • Tim Capper: If they are showing in WMT, they must have existed.... be sure to try and verify track them down, so you know for sure they do not exist, try looking at cached pages in the site.<br /><br />If they no longer exist, they will slowly disappear from WMT<br /><br />There is no point adding to disavow tool, because they have been removed. or did not exist
  • Tim Capper: PS the site you have listed in contributor section is down

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