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Removing 'bad' links...?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by HighTop123, Dec 29, 2012.

  1. HighTop123

    HighTop123 Junior Member

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    There is a cool gig on fiverr where you can get a detailed backlink report (goo.gl/gxD9V).

    According to this report I have 28 'toxic' links into my site (over 2 URLS) and then around 500 'suspicious' links, some of which have anchor text as 'backlink pyramid xx'.

    The question is; 'what to do?'. This is because firstly I have heard negative things about using the disavow tool - and it looks as though if you use it you are just helping G look into your site more suspiciously. Secondly, I don't feel like just leaving these bad links linking to my site waiting for them to catch up with me...

    I have not received anything from G and my results are solid. I am just been careful...

    Thanks!
     
  2. myownhero

    myownhero Power Member Premium Member

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    If your rankings haven't slipped and you haven't received a message I wouldn't worry about it.
     
  3. TheLinkGuy

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    I agree with myownhereo- if you dont have a penalty then you should no be wortying about it.

    However if you have received a penalty then you need to start taking action right away, also you need to determine what kind of link penalty you received. Is it an algorithm penalty? Or is it a manual penalty.

    Manual penalties will show up in webmaster tools. People that got hit by bmr and private blog network penalties and didn't do anything about it are still penalized. Many people told everyone to "wait it out" and here the are a year later and nothing to show for it. I too was hit by this penalty and decided to take action immediately. I started by removing backlinks that I knew were bad.

    Using my backlink reports from SEO services I used I started with those links and contacted webmasters to remove the links. Its a very long and timely process though so be prepared.

    Back then there wasn't any services available to do this for me. Now there are a few but only one I'd recommend mate. linkdelete.com is a good solution. They identify these toxic links for you and then perform the outreach for you. THey do a very good job and have helped my sites and a couple of my friends sites recover from their penalites.

    But again dont waste your money if you don't have a penalty. Thats really imporant.
     
  4. RealEcon

    RealEcon Regular Member

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    Yeah I would like to see the report they gave you. Im curious what people are considering good and bad links now. Because I am seeing sites ranking with just link directory backlinks or just article directory backlinks, and many people would consider these spammy bad backlinks.
     
  5. TheLinkGuy

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    Sorry mate not gonna give away our niches...
     
  6. davids355

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    I used the disavow tool, and it showed some results, but to be totally honest, I have had more luck 301'ing sites, and watering down anchor text.

    I'm starting to agree with everyone else here that the disavow tool is a waste of time.

    Also, I don't know how much if Rely on that gig - I wondering if they are just using ahrefs and making up their own measure of damage?

    I would assess the links yourself - if they are from really crap sites, high obl or an obvious footprint, try and remove.

    But maybe also it's just to much targeted keywords in your anchors...?
     
  7. Moriarty79

    Moriarty79 Junior Member

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    If you have any links from sites that have been deindexed then I would suggest getting them removed now rather than waiting for a penalty.

    Other than that, if you have a good diversity of anchor texts, mix of nofollow and normal links, links to inner pages etc (all the usual diversification preached on this forum daily) then I would leave it if you haven't had trouble with rankings or had a message in GWT.