when should you disavow a link?

by LastChanceLance 12 replies
i submitted my site to easy link sharing a few days ago. moz tool bar says it has a PA23 and DA23 and a spam score of 2/17. it has a trust flow of 1 by majestic and a citation flow of 15 by majestic. it says i have 941 dofollow links from it. that kinda freaked me out and makes me wonder if this is going to do more harm than good and if so should i disavow this link and how do you do that?
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  • Profile picture of the author MikeFriedman
    I would never use a service called Easy Link Sharing. Ever.

    None of those metrics mean a thing about the quality of links you will be getting. Totally useless.

    I can tell you what the quality of links are by the name of the service. Shit. Total shit.

    The reason there are that many links showing is they most likely have some sort of widget running on the site similar to a 'Recent Comments' widget you will see on many Wordpress sites. You were showing up in that widget when it was crawled, so it looks like you have tons of links. You'll roll off that widget and it will diminish. Visit the site and look for that. Nothing to worry about usually.
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    • Profile picture of the author LastChanceLance
      i was skeptical in the first place and like an idiot i did it anyway. ive stopped trying to get backlinks now untill i have a complete understanding of it. Im homeless and have lost everything to my name except my computer. i obviously need to make moneyas fast as possible and ive finily found something i love. "SEO and Website design" i educate myself all day everyday on this and will not stop untill i master it and can become succesful at it. I really appreciate you taking the time out to anwser my questions.
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      • Profile picture of the author jamesfreddyc
        Originally Posted by LastChanceLance View Post

        Im homeless and have lost everything to my name except my computer. i obviously need to make moneyas fast as possible and ive finily found something i love. "SEO and Website design" i educate myself all day everyday on this and will not stop untill i master it and can become succesful at it.
        I'm relatively new to SEO concepts and practice, been programming for a long time though. At first I think I had a similar view about seo as it relates to link building and how to rank pages. What I didn't know was the time required -- everything,getting pages indexed, creating content even looking up stats in WebMasterTools is always a couple of days behind. It all takes time.

        It certainly isn't something I'd look to do if in a desperate situation. BUT, you can do it in addition to other money making activities for sure! Sounds like you need a bit of income stability first (any amount is better than none) and work on your seo afterwards.

        I've chosen to build into local markets for higher ticket items, as I thought there is a bit more opportunity to find niches and keywords with lower competition at local city-level markets. It's allowed me to rank much faster! Still work left to do in order to get to page 1 but I am close.

        Take care.
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        • Profile picture of the author paulgl
          I would never disavow anything. It's a mostly useless tool.
          Google of course wants people to use it to identify crazy
          webmasters and websites that fall for their spam identity
          program. You now admit you are a "spammer," and you
          have indeed good places to spam. Google has done
          other things like this, as in nofollow.

          Disavowing also serves the purpose of making people feel
          good, and that they are doing something. Instead of just
          ignoring the pesky fleas and gnats, they give them a useless
          activity under the guise that it means something.

          Of course I have heard official google people tell you that if
          you are going to use the disavow tool, then you must do it
          in the largest way possible. That is, disavow the hundreds, if
          not thousands, of links. Mind you this makes no sense either,
          as you would end up like a hamster on a wheel going nowhere,
          but putting out a good, but wasted effort!

          Just thought of something funny. Google thinks there are a ton
          of webmasters caught like hamsters in a cage.

          Think outside the cage.

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          • Profile picture of the author Meenawls
            Disavow the links is not actually removing links .Google simply treats disavowed links as nofollow links. The links still remain on that website. you need to contact the domain owners for removing the links.so only the links removed permanently. If not possible to contact the webmasters you can disavow the links.
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  • Profile picture of the author yukon
    This is exactly why anyone selling links to the public would have to be out of their tree.

    The flow:
    • New guy to SEO wants to rank a page
    • Buys public link package
    • Does link audit on paid links
    • Panic & regret sets in...
    • Disavows paid links via Webmaster Tools
    • Google sends them a Thank Card for outing the paid public link seller
    • Public link seller fills out application at McDonalds
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    • Profile picture of the author LastChanceLance
      Originally Posted by yukon View Post

      This is exactly why anyone selling links to the public would have to be out of their tree.

      The flow:
      • New guy to SEO wants to rank a page
      • Buys public link package
      • Does link audit on paid links
      • Panic & regret sets in...
      • Disavows paid links via Webmaster Tools
      • Google sends them a Thank Card for outing the paid public link seller
      • Public link seller fills out application at McDonalds
      i didnt buy anything. i have no money and have nothing to my name but a computer and Mcdonalds can kiss my ass
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  • Profile picture of the author samkavin
    Hi

    Kindly disavow bad do-follow links not disavow all links but it will take at least 3 to 4 months and 1 more thing you can also mails to sites webmasters and ask to delete my links

    Note : Kindly use Disavow in proper way

    Thanks
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  • Profile picture of the author ChrisNosal
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    Originally Posted by LastChanceLance View Post

    i submitted my site to easy link sharing a few days ago. moz tool bar says it has a PA23 and DA23 and a spam score of 2/17. it has a trust flow of 1 by majestic and a citation flow of 15 by majestic. it says i have 941 dofollow links from it. that kinda freaked me out and makes me wonder if this is going to do more harm than good and if so should i disavow this link and how do you do that?
    If you think you should disavow it, you should. That rule has never failed me.
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    • Profile picture of the author LastChanceLance
      Originally Posted by ChrisNosal View Post

      If you think you should disavow it, you should. That rule has never failed me.
      the 941 is what tripped me out. seems like to much. thanks
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      • Profile picture of the author ChrisNosal
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        Originally Posted by LastChanceLance View Post

        the 941 is what tripped me out. seems like to much. thanks
        I personally find simplicity works well. I used to be like many marketers who used to over-analyze everything, and figure out the "perfect" way to control the system, but I found it's like driving - there's so many things that can go wrong, and if you keep trying you're going to take those wrong turns.
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  • Profile picture of the author bayjason
    I just found a site that's spinning my original articles and then adding an attribution link to my original article at the bottom of his spun version. (Maybe he thinks I won't go after him if he gives me a backlink from his crap domain?)

    Does anybody know whether Google cares about that sort of thing? Should I try to get him to take it down? Should I Disavow the link?
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