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Disavowing Dead Links?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by PandaDomo, May 11, 2017.

  1. PandaDomo

    PandaDomo Senior Member

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    Is there a point to disavowing dead links with a 404 error?

    To be more specific, in Google web master, under "Search Traffic" and then "Internal Links", it's entirely made up of 100% dead links, with more dead links linking to those links.

    Should these all be disavowed or does it not make a difference? We don't have an internal linking structure in place either, so we have no idea how this is showing up in the webmaster.

    However, we could be incorrect in interpreting this data, so if anyone has an alternative point of view, it would be greatly appreciated.
     
  2. aidenhera

    aidenhera Elite Member

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    no clue but i dont touch it
     
  3. redarrow

    redarrow Elite Member

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    301 them to main
     
  4. PandaDomo

    PandaDomo Senior Member

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    They are all completely irrelevant links, I honestly don't even know what they are. We have a very specific slug for all all inner pages, like "url.com/innerpage/taco" or "url.com/innerpage/burrito" but these links are just "url.com/dagdfgcvzxbxcbrgs" or something.

    We can't 301 them even if we wanted to, no clue where they are coming from.
     
  5. Breezly

    Breezly Newbie

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    Depends on how your rankings are doing. Since they're dead I would probably just leave them unless somehow they were interfering with your anchor text. They may drop off on their own. Was it a negative seo attempt?
     
  6. aidenhera

    aidenhera Elite Member

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    i also saw such weird ass links in my webmaster tools. but they didnt harm me so dont care (i think)