I work for a digital marketing agency. We recently got a new client. Before us, they had an SEO guy and I'm assuming he used a lot of blackhat techniques to try and get them ahead. As you guys know, a lot of these techniques don't work anymore and will get you blacklisted by Google and it looks like they were manually hit a few months ago. I'm not quite sure what he did, but we went through search console and disavowed any sketchy looking backlinks to websites that wouldn't pop up on Google's SERP. We've been trying to build their site back up and get it healthy again through press releases, etc. Keep in mind, this is a legit business and we're trying to do right by them because they've got us on retainer. I just happened to check them out on Ahrefs and I find that their anchor tag cloud consists entirely of "christian louboutin outlet" or "cheap louboutin shoes uk" or some sort of variety of that. I checked their ******** backlinks profile and 99% of it is spam and most of it uses the same anchor tag variation. Compared to competitors and they don't have anything like this. It's crazy. Haven't seen this much junk in my entire career. Shared it with my client and he really freaked out. I told him I was going to clean it up and he still freaked out. Figured I'd come here and ask the pros for advice. So... any advice as to what I can do here, fellas? tl;dr: client's website full of crazy sketchy backlinks, need to try and clean them up but no idea how to identify source. trying to figure out what's going on here and figure you guys could provide some insight. Thank you!