How Do You Use the Google Disavow Tool?

There are some recent updates to the Google algorithm which have had some sort of effects to websites all over the world. As a result of these changes there have been many SEO companies that have sought to relook the profile links to their websites.

Upon scanning these profile links the site owners will delete what they think are spam links to their websites. Fortunately instead of having to go through your website and delete spam links manually, Google has made the process a lot easier for people with a new tool known as Disavow.

What is Google Disavow Tool?

So now, you might be wondering why webmasters are so anxious about this unique tool. Well to start, if you are a webmaster yourself then you should already know how difficult it can be to get rid of bad links that come in contact with your website; it is not something that is easy to do alone.


The reason it is so difficult to remove these links alone is because there are several obstacles that are involved with the whole process of removing them. First, you would need to know the contact details of the website, and you have to request to have the links removed. Sometimes what make it nearly impossible to remove the link of a website would be ignored requests, and old websites that are no longer being managed anymore.

How do I use it?

First, you need to visit the Google Webmaster page where you will find the Disavow tool. Log into your Google account and then you will see your website inside the grey box. Click on your website and then click on “Disavow Links.” After you see the firs warning you need to click on the box again.

You will see that the file is in a text format. You will have the ability to choose to disavow an entire website or just a single domain. Keep in mind that your request for a disavow is not guaranteed to be honored, and Google will make you aware of this. You will get a notification that your request is honored once you send it, but remember it can take a couple of weeks before you see the results.

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