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How do I disavow backlinks using Monitor Backlinks?
First, identify your bad links. Make sure that they are indeed bad links, because if you accidentally disavow good links, it will hurt your rankings. Second, disavow the bad links that you identified inside Monitor Backlinks. To do this: go to Your Links: !(https://storage.crisp.chat/users/help
What is the difference between deleting and disavowing backlinks?
What is the difference between deleting backlinks inside Monitor Backlinks and disavowing backlinks? Deleting a backlink is just deleting the backlink in the Monitor Backlinks system. The backlink still exists on the internet and we could not change that. Disavowing is telling Google that you don't want to be associated with a backlink. So you don't potentially get penalized for it in the eyes of Google. Again, the backlink still exists on the internet and Google could not change
When disavowing bad backlinks, do I want to disavow the domain or the URL?
In most cases, pages with bad backlinks tend to be on spammy domains. So you would usually want to disavow the domain. But there are some cases where the domain is good but only the page with the bad backlink is irrelevant or spammy. In that case, you would want to disavow the URL.
How do I identify my bad backlinks?
To identify your bad backlinks, I'd recommend these guides: The Ultimate Guide To Find Bad And Good Backlinks 15 Types of Unnatural Links and What to Do About Them How to Do a Link Detox in Under 45 Minutes with Monitor Backlinks [How to Get Rid of Bad Backlinks in Record Time with Monitor Backlinks](https
What exactly does "disavow" mean?
What is disavowing? Disavowing means that you are asking Google to not consider (ie. give credit to) a link back to your site. You would want to do this if it is a low quality link, because a lot of low quality links can trigger a Google penalty, which, in its turn, leads to lower rankings and traffic. The process of disavowing with Monitor Backlinks includes two steps: Disavow the bad link in Monitor Backlinks Submit the disavow file to Google. Please read [this article](https://
When I disavow in Monitor Backlinks, do I need to take any additional steps to make Google ignore / exclude the disavowed links?
Our tool helps you easily create your disavow report, but you'll still have to download it from your account (https://monitorbacklinks.com/app/disavow) and then submit it to Google. Disavowing a backlink within Monitor Backlinks is not sufficient, by itself, to ensure that Google ignores / excludes backlinks. For more complete information on how to disavow efficiently with Monitor Backlinks, read this guide: [https://blog.monitorbacklinks.com/seo/ho
How does uploading a disavow file work? Does it affect the disavowed URLs/domains that are already in the system?
Monitor Backlinks has a feature that allows you the flexibility to either keep your existing disavow rules in Monitor Backlinks while uploading new rules from a file, OR, to completely remove the existing disavow rules in Monitor Backlinks, and replace it with the new set of disavow rules. Keeping your existing disavow rules in Monitor Backlinks while adding new ones To keep your existing disavow rules in Monitor Backlinks while adding new ones: click on the Disavow Tool dashboard: ![
How can I undisavow a link?
To remove disavow from your links, you need to: Filter your disavowed links by clicking "New Filter": Then selecting Disavowed >is>Disavowed: Select the link you want to undisavow, click on the "Disavow" button, and then on "Remove from disavowed list": !(https://storage.crisp.chat/users/hel
How can I get a log of the disavowed URLs/domains?
If you export your disavow rules, you can see all the URLs/domains and when they were disavowed in Monitor Backlinks: You can export your disavow rules by going to https://monitorbacklinks.com/app/disavow and then clicking the "Export Disavowed Rules" button:
I'm currently using domain properties, and therefore, cannot use disavow tool. How can I enable disavow tool for domain properties on GSC?
In February 2019 Google announced about replacing property sets by domain properties. Domain properties were introduced as a way to streamline the process of adding domain variants, i.e instead of verifying the www, non-www, HTTP, and HTTPS versions individually you can simply add a domain property which automatically pulls in data for all variations of a domain. Please note that adding a domain property als
Before I disavow a link, should I try to have them removed or deleted first?
Yes, Google advises us to first try to delete the backlink if that's possible and then disavow it. You can try to remove the backlink by reaching out to the webmaster. However, the backlinks removal rate is usually below 10%, and that's why the disavow tool is very helpful. Please note that when we say "delete" here, we mean "delete" from the page that is linking to you. This is completely different from [deleting the backlink in Monitor Backlinks](https://monitorbacklinks.crisp.help/en/articl
My disavow file has fewer domains and URLs than expected - why?
If both www and non www version of sites are present, we will only include one of them. Also, we don't consider subdomains. If you are disavowing a subdomain, it will disavow the whole domain. For example, disavowing xyz.abc.com will disavow all subdomains from the abc.com domain.
Can I remove some of the disavow rules that I previously set up?
You can remove previous disavow rules in Monitor Backlinks by: Uploading a new disavow file Selecting the checkbox titled "Delete old rules, before adding the imported ones" Clicking on the “Add Disavow Rules” button: Please make sure you first back up the disavow file (if you make a mistake, you don't want to lose them all!). The disavow file that you upload can be empty if you want
How can I manually add a spammy website to Monitor Backlinks in order to disavow?
A spammy website may keep backlinking to your site. If for some reason the website doesn't show up in Monitor Backlinks yet, you can add it manually to disavow. First, go to your Your Links dashboard and click on the + sign to add new backlinks manually: After you add the new backlink(s), make sure you disavow the domain (not just the URL) so that you can completely remove all backlinks and fu
We are getting random, spammy backlinks - should we be concerned?
It's common for established websites to get some amount of spammy backlinks. They might be linking to random images on your site. There are lots of bots that link out indiscriminately for many reasons. It might not necessarily be a negative SEO attack on your site. They might be doing other sorts of manipulative link building, and are just linking to your site in order to cover their tracks. Whether you should be concerned really depends on things like the size of your site, the velocity with
Can I import my disavow list from Google Search Console with the trial version?
Yes, you can import your previous disavow tool with the free trial.
I have some links that I've disavowed to Google - when will these changes be reflected in Monitor Backlinks?
Regarding the disavow reports that you've submitted to Google: Monitor Backlinks cannot know which links you've disavowed automatically. You'll need to import the links from Google Search Console into Monitor Backlinks. You can do this by taking the following steps: Get the previously disavowed links by logging in to the search console account then going here: https://www.google.com/webmasters/tools/disavow-links-main Import
How often should I disavow?
You should only use the disavow feature if you've been penalized by Google, or someone is constantly spamming your website with low quality links. You should not submit the disavow file very often - we would normally wait at least 2 months between disavowing again.
Should I still disavow links from a bad site which no longer exists?
You may have links from sites that were bad, but which no longer exist or have expired. Should you still disavow those links? Yes, because: You never know when those dead domains may come back online again. You never know how Google's algorithms react to those links. Thus, there is no disadvantage to disavowing spammy domains even if they have expired.
If there is a low quality, spammy link, but it is NOFOLLOW, does it still need to be disavowed?
Nofollow links may not be needed to be disavowed, if you are sure that: - the owner won't remove NOFOLLOW attribute AND - they don't have other links to your website which are not NOFOLLOW.
I submitted a disavow file to Google and I now want to see if there are changes to my site rankings and traffic.
After submitting your disavow file, it's only natural for you to want to know the status of it with Google. Unfortunately, while Google confirms that it has received a disavow file, it doesn't send any notifications afterwards --- whether they carry out the disavow request or not. It can take months. This is one of the reasons why it makes it a good idea to keep your disavowed backlinks and include them with new ones when you are submitting a new disavow request to Google.