Disavow: How long it will take?

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Hey warriors,

I have noticed some of spam links have been built for my website from adult based sites. I have collected the list of domains from search console & SEMRush. And updated the disavow file in GWT. So how long it will take to deny the disavowed domains?
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  • Profile picture of the author WF- Mark
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    It usually takes weeks or even months before Google even sees your uploaded Disavow file. Also, keep in mind that there are hundreds or even thousands of Disavow file that other people upload on Google on a daily basis. So you can imagine your file just floating in a pool along with other files submitted until Google would take notice your Disavow.
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  • Profile picture of the author Amy Bella
    I tried myself for my own website and its been around 2 months now. Nothing has changed.

    So, I can say there are no set rules for that.
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  • Profile picture of the author Mortarion
    Unfortunately, from my experience it can take about a few weeks.
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  • Profile picture of the author dave_hermansen
    Keep in mind that the disavow file does very little these days, unless you have been sent a warning by Google, which you would see in Search Console.

    The latest Penguin algorithm filter ignores bad links, so chances are, they have no effect on your ranking anyway. You could wait for 5 years and your disavow file isn't going to help. The only thing that will help is getting better links.
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    • Profile picture of the author TechMate001
      Originally Posted by dave_hermansen View Post

      Keep in mind that the disavow file does very little these days, unless you have been sent a warning by Google, which you would see in Search Console.

      The latest Penguin algorithm filter ignores bad links, so chances are, they have no effect on your ranking anyway. You could wait for 5 years and your disavow file isn't going to help. The only thing that will help is getting better links.
      Oh my gosh!!! Really weird...
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  • Profile picture of the author expmrb
    Originally Posted by TechMate001 View Post

    Hey warriors,

    I have noticed some of spam links have been built for my website from adult based sites. I have collected the list of domains from search console & SEMRush. And updated the disavow file in GWT. So how long it will take to deny the disavowed domains?

    The truth is no one can tell you that.
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  • Profile picture of the author cstpl123
    It takes about 48 hours for all the Google bots to take notice that there is a new Disavow file for your domain. After those 48 hours, it can still take weeks or even months until Google re-crawls your disavowed links and takes the Disavow into account.
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  • Profile picture of the author MikeFriedman
    Originally Posted by TechMate001 View Post

    Hey warriors,

    I have noticed some of spam links have been built for my website from adult based sites. I have collected the list of domains from search console & SEMRush. And updated the disavow file in GWT. So how long it will take to deny the disavowed domains?
    Somewhere between right away and never.

    Google chooses whether or not to disavow the links no matter what you submit.

    Really though, you shouldn't submit a disavow file unless you have a manual penalty. Some of those links, despite them looking spammy, were probably helping your site to rank better. Bad idea to disavow links.
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    • Profile picture of the author TechMate001
      Originally Posted by MikeFriedman View Post

      Somewhere between right away and never.

      Google chooses whether or not to disavow the links no matter what you submit.

      Really though, you shouldn't submit a disavow file unless you have a manual penalty. Some of those links, despite them looking spammy, were probably helping your site to rank better. Bad idea to disavow links.
      But those are built by my competitors on dating site..
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      • Profile picture of the author cbpayne
        Originally Posted by TechMate001 View Post

        But those are built by my competitors on dating site..
        How do you know that they are negatively affecting your site?
        If they aren't, then the disavow file will do nothing.
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        • Profile picture of the author TechMate001
          Originally Posted by cbpayne View Post

          How do you know that they are negatively affecting your site?
          If they aren't, then the disavow file will do nothing.
          These links are recently crawled as backlink, from the second week i'm barely getting the drops
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  • Profile picture of the author rahul11
    It takes almost 48 hours to disavow filr
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    • Profile picture of the author MikeFriedman
      Originally Posted by rahul11 View Post

      It takes almost 48 hours to disavow filr
      You sir are a liar.
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  • Profile picture of the author steverobert
    I think there are no set rules for that. It may be depends on the site.
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  • Profile picture of the author bhavesh11
    If you search in google it will tell you it takes 48 hours to disavow link
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  • HI Friends

    It takes about 48 hours for all the Google bots to take notice that there is a new Disavow file for your domain. After 48 hours, it can still take weeks or even months until Google re-crawls your disavowed links and takes the Disavow into account.
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    • Profile picture of the author dave_hermansen
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      Originally Posted by onlinemarketing88 View Post

      HI Friends

      It takes about 48 hours for all the Google bots to take notice that there is a new Disavow file for your domain. After 48 hours, it can still take weeks or even months until Google re-crawls your disavowed links and takes the Disavow into account.
      Pretending that "48 hours" figure wasn't pulled out of thin air or gotten from a highly suspect source, as I said before, chances are, it is going to do nothing to help you rank even after they have crawled it because they ignore bad links now - UNLESS you have been sent a penalty notice within Google's Search Console. You can wait 20 years if you want!

      If you haven't received a warning within Search Console, the best thing to do is to leave it alone and continue to get real, solid, related links to your site.
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