How to solve SEO issues related to toxic backlinks and Spam forum Post?

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Hi, I am doing SEO for a website of local cleaning business. This website has a forum which wasn't maintained well before they handled me the website. During this time a lot of spam topics and forums was created by spammers (some of those topics was adult/gambling related). These spammers also created lots of toxic links(according to ahref total 4.5k). I have already deleted all those replies/topics from the site and disavowed most of those backlinks. Its been around 2 months I have done those work but the website still not showing expected result. Is there anything else I should do? Thanks.
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  • Profile picture of the author writeaway
    You have 2 problems here: linking out and backlinks to your client's site

    For backlinks, the answer is fairly straightforward:
    Google judges backlinks based on TOTAL number of links

    So this means you have to earn / generate lots of clean backlinks to your client's site

    The second problem of linking out: delete the forum
    Create a blog and link out to high value sites so the HILLTOP update can benefit your site's rankings
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  • Profile picture of the author expmrb
    You said you have cleaned the link profile. But did you have gotten new links in place of those old ones?
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  • Profile picture of the author Castor Troy1
    I think high da backlink can be helpful for relief from this kind of problem. Or you can disavow all links from search console and start optimize in a secure way hope it will helps.
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  • Profile picture of the author KaapoJed
    If you see your website is still containing backlinks on high SPAM or toxic sites, you can simply create a list (.txt file) of all toxic sites and disavow them through the Google's disavow tool.

    You know you need a disavow links file if:
    • You receive a manual link penalty or a Google link warning in Search Console (formerly Webmaster Tools)
    • You suspect a Penguin algorithmic link penalty, or
    • You believe you might be a victim of negative SEO
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  • Profile picture of the author MikeFriedman
    Originally Posted by Ana Cortez View Post

    Hi, I am doing SEO for a website of local cleaning business. This website has a forum which wasn't maintained well before they handled me the website. During this time a lot of spam topics and forums was created by spammers (some of those topics was adult/gambling related). These spammers also created lots of toxic links(according to ahref total 4.5k). I have already deleted all those replies/topics from the site and disavowed most of those backlinks. Its been around 2 months I have done those work but the website still not showing expected result. Is there anything else I should do? Thanks.
    Delete the forum. There is zero reason a local cleaning site needs a forum. It is going to do nothing but attract spam.

    Then disavow every link pointing at forum URLs.

    Originally Posted by Castor Troy1 View Post

    I think high da backlink can be helpful for relief from this kind of problem. Or you can disavow all links from search console and start optimize in a secure way hope it will helps.
    Stop spreading lies. DA has absolutely nothing to do with the value of a link.
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    • Profile picture of the author Mike Anthony
      Originally Posted by MikeFriedman View Post

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      Then disavow every link pointing at forum URLs.

      and there is also the real possibility the site has been penalized for content and/or links if the webmaster was not paying that much attention.
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    • Profile picture of the author Ana Cortez
      Thanks, MikeFriedman.
      DA has absolutely nothing to do with the value of a link.
      I think you are right.
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  • Profile picture of the author schwartz
    Use the disavow technique, but use wisely and carefully, do some research beforehand.
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  • Profile picture of the author stephenchong
    Well, Google will ignore all those bad links if you have more quality backlinks for your website. Diavow only those links which are of now relevancy to your website or have high spam score but disavow will result in checking all your backlinks which may have a negative impact on your website.
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  • Profile picture of the author arvindmjvind
    As every one is saying to disavow your harmful backlink to webmaster tools, and if can do then try to update your web content and your meta titles and description.
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  • Profile picture of the author Mikeio
    First Disavow all the toxic backlinks from the forum with the help of google search console. Now, it's time to categorize the forum according to your plans and debates. Allow only those topics and debates which are familiar or beneficial for your website forum. If there comes any spam content than just remove it. Ask the forum administrator to check it.
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  • Profile picture of the author ryanbiddulph
    Hi Ana,

    You did an awesome job trashing bad links. Now give Google a reason to rank the site: build good, reputable links through quality guest posting and quality forum posting, both in the niche. Google rewards folks who offer immense value, creating real resources.
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  • Profile picture of the author Jamel Hassell
    It could be a few differnt things causing the problems.I would advise you to run a test on your site using pingdom . Otherwise we will be sitting here running in circles
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  • Profile picture of the author XenG
    Scrape all those backlinks and check them one by one. Separate those poor and spam backlinks. Save it in a txt file and submit it to the search console disavow tool. You can also contact the web owners of those sites where you're backlinks were listed and asked them to remove your like. If not possible, go ahead and disavow them all.
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  • Profile picture of the author KIORTY
    There are still may be links on your site which lead to spam sites, seem you have to get rid of them
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  • Profile picture of the author davidricherd
    To remove poor backlinks from your website there are two ways:- Manually OR Using Google Disavow SEO Tools.
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  • As every one is saying to discover your harmfull backlink to webmaster tools, and then try to update your content and your meta titles and description.
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    • Profile picture of the author MikeFriedman
      Originally Posted by Digital Support View Post

      As every one is saying to discover your harmfull backlink to webmaster tools, and then try to update your content and your meta titles and description.
      No everyone is not saying that. Nobody is saying that because meta titles and descriptions have nothing to do with this discussion.
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  • Profile picture of the author journalistabid
    dear for this I just suggest one thing, get backlinks but related try to spend more time on getting quality backlinks and quality backlinks means the links from where you can get some traffic. Whenever and wherever you got chance to get traffic that is a quality backlink
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  • Profile picture of the author lambertson
    I wonder how can be a forum useful for local cleaning service, you better create a blog and stop wasting time on the forum.
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  • Profile picture of the author ncodetech
    You can disallow all toxic links in Google Disavow tool from here: https://www.google.com/webmasters/to...vow-links-main
    Find all the toxic links that linked to your website. And remove all spammy links.
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  • Profile picture of the author luciesmazanska
    use google web,
    master tools its possible ti remove all toxic links right from there
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  • Profile picture of the author rafimahmudbd24
    In the first place, distinguish lethal backlinks and after that expel awful backlinks. ... Connections began to wind up by one way or another an issue, as a result of the measure of spam on the web. ... Architected from online journals and gatherings, since they are anything but difficult to robotize and imitate. ... We checked their site with the cognitiveSEO device after they were uncovered by ...
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  • Profile picture of the author parmarjeet
    This is very important question from the day when Google started penalizing websites with toxic backlinks.

    There are number of tools which are very effective to find out bad or toxic backlinks. For eg:- Semrush is very good. Even ehref and majestic are equally good tools.

    Once you find the list of bad backlinks, just move to Google debug tool and request to debug all the bad backlinks. This is the best and safest method. Try it.
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  • Profile picture of the author Surya Singh
    Banned
    Write New blogs on the website.
    Use High DA PA websites to submit links.
    Use social media to engage with the potential audience
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  • It's OK to delete spam links from your site. Now you have to re-create fresh links to rank your site again.
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  • Profile picture of the author jashon
    I have mentioned some points which create big issue for a website. So don't do this.

    1. Set up Google Webmaster Tools Email Alerts
    2. Keep Track of Your Backlinks Profile
    3. Protect Your Best Backlinks
    4. Secure Your Website from Malware and Hackers
    5. Check for Duplicate Content
    6. Monitor Your Social Media Mentions
    7. Watch Your Website Speed
    8. Don't be a Victim of Your Own SEO Strategies
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  • Profile picture of the author davidlee210
    Use the disavow technique to remove toxic backlinks and create quality backlinks. If possible build a blog page on your website.
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  • Profile picture of the author KaapoJed
    Clear the old ones and create clean URLs in replace to them. That would help otherwise you'll see the backlinks status going down for the site. URLs cleaning not only requires deleting the OLD links but to create new quality links also.
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  • Profile picture of the author sadatfaisal
    Recently google plus+ not working for personal branding or publications. I don't know what's the reason. Can anybody shares the reasons regarding this issue???
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    • Profile picture of the author MikeFriedman
      Originally Posted by sadatfaisal View Post

      Recently google plus+ not working for personal branding or publications. I don't know what's the reason. Can anybody shares the reasons regarding this issue???
      Simple. There is no Google+.
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