Here is how to use Google disavow tool

Google disavow tool

Here is how to use Google disavow tool

Google disavow tool help you to keep your site safe and remove spam backlinks by using webmaster tool. But before actually getting into the process website owners should contact the other website owners from where the backlinks are generated. Standard process is to connect with them and ask for removal. If it didn’t help and you didn’t get any positive response then you can use this option.

You can use disavow Option to remove such links. You can directly ask Google not to take certain links into account when assessing your site.

But you have to be very careful while using this option. This is an advanced feature. You should be careful while using it. If used incorrectly, this feature can potentially harm your site’s performance in Google’s search results. Disavow backlinks only if you believe you have a considerable number of spammy, artificial, or low-quality links pointing to your site, and if you are confident that the links are causing issues for you.

This is a two-step process. First, you’ll need to download a list of links to your site. Next, you’ll create a file containing only the links you want to disavow, and upload this to Google.

Download links to your site

  1. On the Webmaster Tools home page, click the site you want.
  2. On the Dashboard, click Search Traffic, and then click Links to Your Site.
  3. Under Who links the most, click More.
  4. Click Download more sample links. If you click Download latest links, you’ll see dates as well.

While looking at the links to your site in Search Console, make sure to verify both the www and the non-www version of your domain in your Search Console account because too Google, these are entirely different sites.

Upload a list of links to disavow

  1. Go to the disavow links tool page.
  2. Select your website.
  3. Click Disavow links.
  4. Click Choose file.

Now you are done with the process. Google will take some time to process the information so have some patience.

For more information on this you can refer Disavow backlinks