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[Case Study] disavow tool

Discussion in 'Link Building' started by pr0xy, Nov 6, 2012.

  1. pr0xy

    pr0xy Regular Member

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    Just removed 500+ domains that were linking to my site with 1 backlink. Most spammy sites from blog comments or bookmark sites when I was still learning SEO. Will let you guys know the outcome weeky. I made sure to keep the good links of course. I believe in quality of backlinks over quantity, and from what I've seen this is the solution.
     
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  2. calebdaniels

    calebdaniels Newbie

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    Awesome, I've been wondering about this.
     
  3. sripsam

    sripsam Junior Member

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    Thanks for ruining social bookmarks for us!
     
  4. mrjamez

    mrjamez Junior Member

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    when i did this i got de repped for even mentioning it, but then again if my site comes back thats the more important than some reputation on here!
     
  5. MatthewWoodward

    MatthewWoodward Senior Member

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    How have you defined those links as 'spammy' ?
     
  6. gorang

    gorang Elite Member

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    I did this myself. I had lots of comment spam from individual sites with hundreds of backlinks containing exact anchors. I disavowed loads of them. The only impact since has been positive rankings.
     
  7. moneyfreak

    moneyfreak BANNED BANNED

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    Anyone saw a drop in ranking after using Disavow tool?
     
  8. smr891

    smr891 Newbie

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    That is what I am worried about, a drop in rankings, please keep us posted.
     
  9. VinBed

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    Sounds interesting. My prediction is that your rankings will improve.

    I know it will make a lot of people upset, especially professional SEOs and link builders, but I don't expect Google to punish anyone for using the tool.