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How to properly disavow?

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by Galaxian, Apr 8, 2014.

  1. Galaxian

    Galaxian Junior Member

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    Hey!

    My website have been targeted by a few bad backlinks such as porn and random russian forums, there are literally thousands of backlinks from those pages over the last 20 days. I would now like to disavow those domains.

    1. The backlinks are coming from subdomain1.PORNDOMAIN.COM, subdomain2.PORNDOAMIN.COM and so on. Will it be enough to disavow the domain by adding domain:pORNDOMAIN.COM to the .txt file that you upoad?

    2. Let's say that I want to disavow 40 different domains, can I just place them in order and will Google take notice of those when ranking my webite?

    Example of the disavow .txt file:

    domain:BADDOMAIN1.COM
    domain:BADDOMAIN2.COM
    domain:BADDOMAIN3.COM
    .
    .
    .
    domain:BADDOMAIN40.COM
     
  2. Aty

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  3. Galaxian

    Galaxian Junior Member

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    There are thousand of links from those porn websites, how is the owner supposed to remove them all and he will most likely ignore my request since 1. He is most likely aware of it, 2. He won't even see my message.

    Let's say that I have "contacted" the owner and requested to remove them, what am I supposed to do later? Is the format in the .txt disavow file correct or should I change it?
     
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    WebMeUp Regular Member

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    Although the format is correct, it may be helpful to supplement your file with comments, showing you've tried a link-removal campaign before going into links disavowing (describe when did you contact the webmasters and what results you got). As a result, your file might look like this:

    # example.com removed most links, but missed these
    http://spam.example.com/stuff/comments.html
    http://spam.example.com/stuff/paid-links.html
    # Contacted owner of shadyseo.com on 7/1/2012 to
    # ask for link removal but got no response
    domain:shadyseo.com
     
  6. gtothem

    gtothem Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    I think disavow doesn't actually do anything. I have yet to hear of anybody who has recovered a site using the disavow tool.

    Anyway, best of luck to you.
     
  7. TextBoss

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    Just disavow the whole domain.