Disavow thousands of toxic links question

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Hi everyone,

Using SEO software, we have found literally thousands of toxic links pointing to our site, we have two questions:

1. when disavowing in Google Webmaster Tool, because there are way too many toxic links, what is correct and most efficient way to do so?

2. the SEO software says that there are 100+ links pointing to our site from another site also owned by us, and because these links are from the same domain, so they are toxic as well, may I have your thoughts on this one?

Thank you.
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  • Profile picture of the author MikeFriedman
    Originally Posted by jay168888 View Post

    Hi everyone,

    Using SEO software, we have found literally thousands of toxic links pointing to our site, we have two questions:

    1. when disavowing in Google Webmaster Tool, because there are way too many toxic links, what is correct and most efficient way to do so?

    2. the SEO software says that there are 100+ links pointing to our site from another site also owned by us, and because these links are from the same domain, so they are toxic as well, may I have your thoughts on this one?

    Thank you.
    I would be very, very careful about doing this. In my opinion, a piece of software is not going to be able to identify "toxic" links most of the time. If you start disavowing these links, all you might do is screw up your rankings because you might disavow links that are actually helping you.

    I would not disavow a link I have not personally looked at and determined is toxic.
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    What is this so called software anyway?
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  • Profile picture of the author DABK
    Do you even know what the software's definition of toxic is?

    Originally Posted by jay168888 View Post

    Hi everyone,

    Using SEO software, we have found literally thousands of toxic links pointing to our site, we have two questions:

    1. when disavowing in Google Webmaster Tool, because there are way too many toxic links, what is correct and most efficient way to do so?

    2. the SEO software says that there are 100+ links pointing to our site from another site also owned by us, and because these links are from the same domain, so they are toxic as well, may I have your thoughts on this one?

    Thank you.
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  • Profile picture of the author dave_hermansen
    Yeah, like Mike said, you really need to look at the links one at a time to see if they are, indeed, "toxic". In many cases, you may find that many are from the same domain so you just have to disavow the domain, not every singe link - IF you think thy are coming from a bad neighborhood.

    Keep in mind that bad backlinks are now ignored by Penguin - you are no longer penalized for them. That does not mean that you couldn't get a manual penalty if a substantial portion of you link profile looks suspicious, though. If you have not been notified of a manual penalty, I'd be very cautious about disavowing links. Do it with a scalpel, not a pick axe.
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  • Profile picture of the author seovcim
    hey all,

    can we detect toxic links manually or just need helps that some of mentioned links are could be toxic or not.

    articles.org
    articleswrap.com
    sooperarticles.com
    pubarticles.com
    articlebiz.com
    sitepromotiondirectory.com
    marketinginternetdirectory.com
    seodirectoryonline.org
    bookmarking.info

    Please help.....
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  • Profile picture of the author hynds
    Originally Posted by jay168888 View Post

    Hi everyone,

    Using SEO software, we have found literally thousands of toxic links pointing to our site, we have two questions:

    1. when disavowing in Google Webmaster Tool, because there are way too many toxic links, what is correct and most efficient way to do so?

    2. the SEO software says that there are 100+ links pointing to our site from another site also owned by us, and because these links are from the same domain, so they are toxic as well, may I have your thoughts on this one?

    Thank you.
    1. If you have many toxic links coming from the same domains, you should disavow the whole domain, it's the best way to do.

    2. Try to review your sites, because they're owned by you, then you have the right to edit links/contents on them. Remove/add contents which are low quality/high quality to improve them in the future
    It's just IMO, correct me if I'm wrong.
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  • Profile picture of the author Tedel
    Never, never, never disavow a link.
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  • Profile picture of the author crackhouse
    Yeah, the disavow file is now routinely ignored and you don't need to disavow any links. Since penguin, the algorithm works close to real time and doesn't pay any attention to "toxic"/spam links
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