Ok, so you have exhausted all of your other options, and you are sure that you want to eliminate the links from your site.
1) Visit the Google Disavow tool
Google has made the disavow tool available to any owner or delegated owner of a web property. Basically, if you’ve set up your page correctly with the Google Search Console, you will have access to this tool. Again, we stress that disavowing links can be disastrous if they are not toxic. Links to your site are one of the most powerful tools in Google’s evaluation of your site. If you disavow a link to your site you can later change your mind, but it may take Google a significant amount of time to reconnect those links.
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2) Format your disavow list
This may sound like something from a spy thriller, but it’s actually much more boring. You must simply create a text (.txt from Notepad or another UTF-8 or 7-bit ASCII editor), with each URL on a new line. Prefix domains with “domain:”. You can see the full specifications here.
# One page to disavow
# One domain to disavow
Note: You can only have one disavow list for each website property. If you want to add or remove a site from your disavow list, you will need to create a new one and upload it to the disavow tool.
3) Upload the .txt file to the Disavow Tool
- Go to the Disavow Tool page
- Select the appropriate property
- Confirm through the warnings
- Click to “Upload List”
- Choose the .txt file you created in Step 2 and follow prompts. Note: If you already have a disavow list in place, this new file will replace the old one.
The tool will let you know of any errors in this process. If you want to cancel your disavowals, you can click “Cancel Disavowals”
Imagine your backlink analysis discovered a number of toxic backlinks. You’ve determined that these are spam or black-hat SEO attempts to discredit your site. You’ve emailed the owner, but haven’t heard back. You decide to disavow the links. The site addresses are:
You notice the top two links are from a site that normally gives you great links. For some reason, these particular pages are seen as spam. You don’t want to ruin the other links they have sent you, but you want to protect yourself from these articles that Google sees as spam. You’ve never heard of black-hat-seo.net and suspect it is spam or some sort of attack. You want to completely distance yourself from them.
Create a text file with the following format:
# Two pages to disavow
# One domain to disavow