How to Use Google Webmaster Disavow Links

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Google Webmaster disalow links tool is use to remove any spams or low quality links from your website. So, if you think your website has been linked with that kind of websites – you can do as following,

Log in to your Google Webmaster Tools. Go to Search Traffic and select Links to Your Site. Under the Who links the most, click on More >>

Google Webmaster Tools - Links to Your Site

Select on Download more sample links.

Google Webmaster Tools - Download more sample links

Select the download format. Choose CSV to download and open using Microsoft Excel sheet format.

Google Webmaster Tools - Select Download Format

Open the downloaded CSV file, copy the contents and paste them to notepad. You need to specify which links / domains to disavow. Below is the example of the .txt format,

Disavow Links Notepad

Now, open the disavow links tool page. FYI, the disavow links tool page is not reside within the Google Webmaster Tools. Click  on DISAVOW LINKS.

Google Disavow Links

You will get the below message, click again on Disavow Links.

This is an advanced feature and should only be used with caution. If used incorrectly, this feature can potentially harm your site’s performance in Google’s search results. We recommend that you only disavow backlinks if you believe that there are a considerable number of spammy, artificial, or low-quality links pointing to your site, and if you are confident that the links are causing issues for you.

Upload the text file and click on Submit.

Google Disavow Links - Upload Text File

If the upload is successful, you will received the notification like below. If not, do the corrections and upload it again. Any new upload will replace the previous uploaded file. So, next thing to do is – just wait Google to crawl your Website!

Results for the submission on December 30, 2013 10:33:15 AM UTC+8
You successfully uploaded a disavow links file (ITsiti Links Disavow.txt) containing 26 domains and 101 URLs.

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