Google's New "Link Disavow Tool"

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After a few months of repetitive announcements, Google finally unveiled its "Link Disavow tool" last month, which gives webmasters the ability to report spammy backlinks pointing to their site and have Google disavow them.

There are rumors that Google intends to analyze the data gathered by the tool and use it as a ranking signal.

Should data from the "link disavow tool" be exploited to rank sites in Google?

I wonder what happens if someone, for whatever reasons, decides to disavow a link from my site.

What do you think?
#google #link disavow tool #ranking fac #ranking factors
  • Profile picture of the author SeoKnightsInc
    Did you ever searched this forum for which you had posted this ? This is shared here at least 20 times on this forum.

    BTW how can you exploit it
    Should data from the "link disavow tool" be exploited to rank sites in Google?
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  • Profile picture of the author CyborgX
    Be Careful about this tool, this look more a spammer trap (and for discovery link spam creation patterns) and some "good webmasters" could be affected by this operation.
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  • Profile picture of the author hadtic
    dont use it why do you want to give google any information.
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    • Profile picture of the author mlmguru
      Originally Posted by hadtic View Post

      dont use it why do you want to give google any information.
      They already have all of the information.
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      • Profile picture of the author yukon
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        Originally Posted by mlmguru View Post

        They already have all of the information.

        If they had all the information they needed they wouldn't have needed to create a disavow tool, they would have simply ignored links they think are bad. Google is fishing for bad links.
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  • Profile picture of the author david4weaver
    Are this tools are harmful for our site
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  • Profile picture of the author MarkBrook
    It will not hurt your website. Matt cutts has already said that if some one put your website link on disavow tool then it will not hurt you !

    Thank you
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  • Profile picture of the author mrgood
    I personally doubt in a benefit of such tool. Google already knows everything
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  • Profile picture of the author FranksToys
    Meh this won't help Google the way that everyone think it will. If anything they'll use the data about websites to help update their algorithm on low quality spammy sites but no, this won't be used to hurt peoples rankings directly.

    Most of the websites being disavowed are already low quality anyways.
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  • Profile picture of the author sumgd07
    please dont use disavow tool unless your site is sandbox by google
    or sites has been hit by google updates or google has notified you for spam links
    be very care full with this tool
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    • Profile picture of the author nik0
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      I read it's a 2 phase thing, first use the Disavow tool, then file for reconsideration and then you should get your rankings back (if you have any good links left after that).
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  • Profile picture of the author sham2
    hahahahaha. Niko you are absolutely right.
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    • Profile picture of the author nik0
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      Originally Posted by sham2 View Post

      hahahahaha. Niko you are absolutely right.
      That's the thing yes, for most IM'ers it's totally useless as they most probably only have links made with software.

      However, I do think it's a good way to level the anchor txt.
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  • Profile picture of the author yukon
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    Originally Posted by canhdongz View Post

    I upload my spam link to disavow tool , and 10 days after , rank drop.

    Lol




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  • Profile picture of the author linkassistant
    Originally Posted by bougalo View Post

    I wonder what happens if someone, for whatever reasons, decides to disavow a link from my site.
    Does this someone have a link from your site? If he/she doesn't, how can he/she disavow it? Well, unless you've been linking out left and right...
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  • Profile picture of the author kimseo
    Originally Posted by canhdongz View Post

    I upload my spam link to disavow tool , and 10 days after , rank drop.
    It gonna be very usual scenario if you are not capable enough to segregate (or identify) low quality links

    Use disavow tool only when you are sure about your backlinks quality
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  • Profile picture of the author SunilTanna
    I have no inside information, so all that follows is just a guess of how they might use the info...

    If you were Google how would you use info from the tool

    Situation #1:

    If site A disavows a link from site X

    This tells Google almost nothing about A or X, other than the owner of A thinks X might be a spammy site. So I doubt there is much info Google can get from them in terms of ranking A or X


    Situation #2:

    However if sites A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, etc. all disavow links from site X, this tells you a whole bunch of webmasters think X is a spammy site, and therefore X probably is a spammy site, and therefore X should probably be lowered in ranking.



    So...

    A. In other words, the logical way for Google to use this info isn't to boost the disavower, but to collect lots of info about disavowees, and potentially reduce the ranking of the disavowees.

    In other words, I would expect Google would use the info to help locate spammy sites, rather than boost sites linked from spammy sites.

    If you want to provide free labour to Google to spot spammy sites, then go ahead, otherwise it seems a waste of time to me.

    B. I would be more worried about other sites disavowing you, than who you disavow.
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