Recently I got mail from a guy claiming that footer links in my free WordPress theme are hurting his SEO rank. And he asked me to remove them.
Part of the mail:
We would ask that you please remove any links on your site that link to quasargaming[dot]com. These are usually found at the footer or on the right sidebar of your wordpress theme in the credits section. If you cannot remove the links, we kindly ask you to change the theme since there are so many free themes online.
This leads to my SEO question: What is the use of disavow
option in Google? I heard many people complainig with negative SEO and spammy backlinks to their site. Why they don't use disavow tool, does it works?