Best Practices For Using The Google Disavow Tool Finally Revealed!

Feb 7, 2013 | 1,415 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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The SEOs and webmasters were ecstatic when Google launched the Disavow Links Tool last October. However, they failed to satisfy the long list of queries regarding the tool that followed the launch. The SEOs and webmasters were left to figure out the best way to use this tool on their own. 

In a recent blogpost, Ralf Schwoebel, shared some significant information he obtained from Uli Lutz, of the Google Search Quality team in Germany, which will enable SEOs around the globe in better understanding this tool.

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Questions Ralf asked included:

  1. What is the definite source for backlinks to look at?
  2. What happens if I accidentally report a friend, because I thought the link is bad, but it is not?

Sum-ups of reply he received:

  • "I would concentrate on the links reported in the Webmaster Tools on Google"
  • "Do not worry about damaging other people, that does not happen"
  • "Be aware of the site-wide disavow possibility, it will make your life easier" 

Glad that Ralf went ahead and shared the above insights with everyone. This will provide some sort of relief for SEOs, now that they know that it is not relevant to accumulate an all-inclusive list of inbound links. One can now simply rely on the links reported in the Webmaster Tools on Google. Plus, accidentally reporting a link as a bad link, will not damage the other person.

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Navneet Kaushal

Navneet Kaushal is the founder and CEO of PageTraffic, an SEO Agency in India with offices in Chicago, Mumbai and London. A leading search strategist, Navneet helps clients maintain an edge in search engines and the online media. Navneet's expertise has established PageTraffic as one of the most awarded and successful search marketing agencies.
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