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(Entry was posted by Toka Janelidze on this post in the Dumb SEO Questions community on Facebook, Thursday, February 8, 2018).

Spammy comments backlinks from 25 domains

On my new website one of my page got 2472 spammy comments backlinks from 25 domains, not done by me. What should I do? Simply removing that page will avoid penalty? P.S. I know about Google Disavow Tool but it`s slow and doesn`t help in most cases.
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Selected answers from the Dumb SEO Questions G+ community.

  • Dave Elliott: disavow with a comment in the file that they have been disavoved due to a negative seo attack. About all you can do, i wouldn`t reccomend no-indexing the page presuming it provides organic traffic....also, apologise to everyone you`ve ever wronged :D
  • David Harry: Eh? Disavow the 25 domains. Not sure why you`d think it doesn`t help
  • Ryan Jones: Under the new penguin, most spammy links are just ignored now. I wouldn`t worry about a disavow unless I get a manual penalty. I don`t think disavowing these links will help in any way - but I also don`t think it will hurt.
  • Alan Bleiweiss: Toka, disavowing bad links is NOT a pure way to "get back ranks" if those ranks were artificially propped up by those links. Removing artificial signals also requires replacing those with stronger, more trusted signals.
  • Adam John Humphreys: I`d just focus on putting out good content and getting authoritative links, citations from relevant resources. Google`s likely reluctant to publish which links are garbage because it allows us to know what`s spammy adjusting accordingly. Thus, they discounted and don`t disclose. You have to really screw up bad to get a manual review.
  • Jim Munro: Please don`t crosspost, Toka. Pick one group at a time, please.

View original question in the Dumb SEO Questions community on Facebook, Thursday, February 8, 2018).

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