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Identifying bad backlinks.

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by KCMOJoe, Oct 22, 2014.

  1. KCMOJoe

    KCMOJoe Newbie

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    How do you go about finding bad backlinks to your sites? I'm curious to see what everyone's different method is.
     
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  2. Zwielicht

    Zwielicht Moderator in Training Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    The bad backlinks are easy to spot out; they're usually the ones doing drugs and impregnating girls who are under the age of consent. On a serious note, I use tools such as Majestic SEO and Webmaster Tools to find backlinks on my website, and then I look for any links that look like spam. Luckily for me, I don't have any bad backlinks pointing to my website.
     
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    Scrape all links and filter what u need and then check it on http response
     
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    OP you are looking for dead links or spam pointed to your site?
     
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    I run linkdetox once a month on the main money sites.

    It is not cheap but not as expensive as losing organic traffic :)
     
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    Yes, that is exactly what I am looking for.....anything that would pull my SERPs down.
     
  8. Zwielicht

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    You can try using MonitorBacklinks.com, although I cannot say anything bad or good about them since I've never used their service.
     
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    First you need to collect all your site back links by using tools like Google webmaster tool, Majestic SEO ..etc. Then identify dead links and BAD links . Yes, Both dead links and Bad links will definitely affect drop your ranking down. Check whether the links are still alive, links from spammy sites, links from irrelevant sites, links from untrustworthy sites etc..
     
  10. Poly Hossain

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    There are two main places that i know that people go to find bad backlinks
    1. linkdetox.com
    2. removeem.com
     
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  11. MonitorBacklinks

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    I wouldn't rely on softwares to autodetect and label links as BAD and for you to disavow them just by listening to the softwares. They help a lot in showing you metrics or telling you possible problems, but I suggest you review each link manually and look at all the metrics to make a decision.

    Like Zwielicht suggested, you can try Monitor Backlinks to give you all the backlinks metrics.
     
  12. thompsonjeff

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    Hey Joe,

    If you have webmaster access you can download link from webmaster tools, then analyze links .If the link is irrelevant to your niche and from a spammy website that's links are bad links.

    Feel free to ask me.
     
  13. Ganes

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    Yes, this is exactly the way to go (and the only way I'd seriously recommend). It helps a great deal with spotting the most dangerous links, so you can start detoxing straight away. Helped us with a client to prevent from a penalty within just a few days.