Should I Disavow Directory Submission and Social Bookmarking Links?

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Hi Warrior Friends, Kindly help me. My website got hit with the penguin 2.1. Since now SEO only depended upon quality relevant links so should I have to disavow all directory submissions, social bookmarkings, also web 2.0 websites back links? Please advise me. Thanks
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  • Profile picture of the author FranksToys
    You need to remove backlinks before you disavow. As Matt Cutts said just disavowing links that are bad in mass without link removal wont do anything.

    Use a link removal service like linkdelete, I have had good experience with them and have them working on a new campaign for a website that was hit by penguin 2.1. Some sites that i receieved unnatural link warnings on they got the penalty removed. So I'm sure with a good link cleanup my other domain will be back in action.
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  • Profile picture of the author paul05
    Yes, low quality directory submission and social bookmarking links needs to be removed so as to get rid of Google penalty.
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  • Profile picture of the author sarahjohs
    Certainly bad/unnatural links are needed to be removed that causes harm to the sites progress. Simultaneously, before trying with disavow tool, just be sure if you'd really need that option to remove the links. Matt Cutts had once mentioned it precise to conduct an audit of the back links first and then to move with the tool (unless it is required).

    Just for the sake of removing bad links, your website should not be harmed. Alternatively, why can't you give a try to "reconsideration request" once you remove the back links manually (note: not via disavow tool).
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    • Profile picture of the author WebMastersEye
      Originally Posted by sarahjohs View Post

      Certainly bad/unnatural links are needed to be removed that causes harm to the sites progress. Simultaneously, before trying with disavow tool, just be sure if you'd really need that option to remove the links. Matt Cutts had once mentioned it precise to conduct an audit of the back links first and then to move with the tool (unless it is required).

      Just for the sake of removing bad links, your website should not be harmed. Alternatively, why can't you give a try to "reconsideration request" once you remove the back links manually (note: not via disavow tool).
      hey friend, thanks for the suggestion, kindly tell me how to send reconsideration request to Google?
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  • i request you to check your google webmaster account ...

    and get backlinks linking to your site

    and find bad backlinks with your seo knowledge and just disallow them ..

    that is best way to do as per my suggestion ..

    best of luck
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  • Profile picture of the author Simon Walker
    Its easy to remove social bookmarking links. Do it manually then go for directory disavow.
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  • send reconsideration request to google only if your website is disappear else it's waste of time as i did many times .. but still you can refer it by here : https://www.google.com/webmasters/tools/reconsideration
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  • Profile picture of the author MarkKapoor
    You need to remove or vanish those links which are spammy whether they are from authority site or low pr site.
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  • Profile picture of the author online only
    Why people still do submissions?

    Hand picked quality directory and social bookmarks can get your traffic & better rankings. Submitting things is basically the opposite and should be avoided.

    About disavowing. Do you actually have any legit links? If not, then disavow won't help you either.
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  • Profile picture of the author Moneymaker2012
    First make sure you got hit cause of links,
    Secondly If you are, try removing them manually, not a good idea to use disavow so early.
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  • Profile picture of the author DizenSounds
    Direcgtory and social bookmarks were the reason my website got unnatural link penalty from google. They used those links as an example in the email I received from them. I had to use linkdelete for my link removal to remove my penalty.

    I think you have penalty as well.
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    • Profile picture of the author Guru SEO
      Looks like the Boogle Man is out to get you. You guys are getting obsess with Disavow links.

      First of in real life people will bookmark your pages so do not sweet it. I believe high authority web directories and bookmarks will not hurt your site just make sure the category is related to your site. Also make sure they do not all have the same anchor text.

      Try to remove all the bad one by closing the accounts or get a a service like other people said.

      Disavow is automated, but I would guess Google makes it hard on people that spam.
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  • Profile picture of the author Lokahi
    Originally Posted by WebMastersEye View Post

    Hi Warrior Friends, Kindly help me. My website got hit with the penguin 2.1. Since now SEO only depended upon quality relevant links so should I have to disavow all directory submissions, social bookmarkings, also web 2.0 websites back links? Please advise me. Thanks
    On one hand you refer to 'relevant links' but then say you have directory submissions and bookmarkings. None of this would be considered relevant or high quality. Best to see if you can delete these backlinks, have them taken down and then disavow if that's not possible.
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