|How to remove links when they're ALL from blackhat networks.||Marie Haynes||5/9/13 8:55 AM|
I'm working with a site owner who has an unnatural links penalty. The SEO company that he hired made some very horrible links all posted on free sites like blogspot and wordpress. There is no way at all to contact the site owners for these links to ask for removal.
Here is an example of the type of spam I am dealing with: http://aliengebretson.dblogg.de/
There are thousands of pages like this.
I'm thinking of contacting some of these larger domains and reporting the spam on them to see if they will remove it. Given that mozilla was penalized for user generated spam, I think some of these sites may comply. I'm wondering if it is also worthwhile to file a spam report on each of these SEO made sites as well.
Does anyone have any other ideas for me on how I can get these links removed?
|Re: How to remove links when they're ALL from blackhat networks.||walid gabteni||5/10/13 2:45 AM|
Google provides a very simple tool to disavow these links. If you're able to contact the webmasters and make them remove these links it's much better, in your case you can use https://www.google.com/webmasters/tools/disavow-links-main?pli=1 to make Google ignore these links. This will take a little time because I think that Google must revisit all the referring pages to consider the disavow request.
Keep in mind that after disavowing these links your client will continue to face ranking issues. As you saied ALL these links comes from blackhat networks, so what you need to do is disavowing all the links that points to this website. In other words your client we'll may be have a safe link profile, but also ZERO link pointing to his website. Then you and/or your client must work really hard to provide content that will attract natural and safe link profile.
Knowing that you'll have to start from ZERO in terms of linkbuilding, and knowing that the backlink history isn't so great, maybe your client should consider to restart with a new domain name (I know that in many cases this is impossible, especially if we're talking about a brand). Good luck !
|Re: How to remove links when they're ALL from blackhat networks.||clayts||5/10/13 2:52 AM|
Personally, if all links are rubbish and difficult to remove then I would consider a fresh domain rather than disavowing the lot. Better to focus your time on positive actions rather than trying in vain to remove garbage.
I don't think you will get much luck with the big sites, as they really wont care. IMHO.
|Re: How to remove links when they're ALL from blackhat networks.||maeschi||5/10/13 3:29 AM|
How about reading your own book "Unnatural Links - The Complete Guide to Recovery"...or did you miss to include this issue in your complete guide???
|Re: How to remove links when they're ALL from blackhat networks.||Luke :)||5/10/13 3:32 AM|
Wow that page of spun content is a bit shocking , I didnt know it was like that - like the output of a random word generator.
I tend to agree with clayts.
If recovery is 6 months away , imagine how far ahead you would be if you spent 6 months of website promotion / brand expression on a fresh start rather than 6 months of catch up
|Re: How to remove links when they're ALL from blackhat networks.||Marie Haynes||5/10/13 3:38 AM|
Thanks for the book mention maeschi. :)
I have recovered a large number of sites and have a really good method which I describe in great detail in my book. Most of the clients sites that I got penalties removed from had been through several reconsideration requests with multiple SEOs before coming to me. Once I solve the puzzle on this site, it will go into the book as well.
Giving up on the site is not an option. It is a well established business and those spammy links are just part of the link profile. There are a good number of fantastic natural links as well.
|Re: How to remove links when they're ALL from blackhat networks.||Marie Haynes||5/10/13 3:41 AM|
When removing an unnatural links penalty, it's not enough to just disavow the bad links. You still need to work hard to get a good number of them removed.
|Re: How to remove links when they're ALL from blackhat networks.||maeschi||5/10/13 4:06 AM|
That's true. Google is expecting SUBSTANTIAL effort to remove bad links.
Substantial is subjective, but IMO the effort should include multiple emails, snail mail, telephone calls and even certified mail.
Only after such effort is demonstrated will Google "maybe :-)" consider allowing you to disavow the remainder should you be unsuccessful on your own.
|Re: How to remove links when they're ALL from blackhat networks.||walid gabteni||5/10/13 4:07 AM|
the title of your post is How to remove links when they're ALL from blackhat networks. I didn't thinked that this site has as you just said a good number of fantastic natural links.
About the way to get these links removed, i think you get it : Wordpress or Blogpost do not allow this kind of uses of their free blog service. Also if it's not enough, the disavow is the next step.
If this penalty is a domain level penalty, feel a reconsideration request. If is a page level penalty, maybe it could be faster to remove the smoking gun urls and provide a 410 to Google Bot.
Anyway, their is a strange thing behind that story, if this website have a tons of fantastic natural links, why this well established company needed of linkbuilding services ?
|Re: How to remove links when they're ALL from blackhat networks.||Gimel||5/10/13 4:50 AM|
How about all webmasters tired of committing "linkacide" use http://www.samuru.com/ instead and block googlebot in robots.txt? lol just kidding here you go http://www.linkresearchtools.com/ this might help you. round trip service to boot. Shame about the black hat networks. I just found like 5 new spammy directories in my profile and some other nasties I had to deal with. The Negative SEO guys are like sharks if they smell even a drop of blood or spot you thrashing in the rankings even a little...dun dun... dun dun dun... Gotcha! They swarm! Good luck to you and your client.
|Re: How to remove links when they're ALL from blackhat networks.||Steven Lockey||5/10/13 4:51 AM|
What leads you to believe you actually have a penalty.
If you've just received a warning mail from Google, remember these often coincide with a drop in your rankings because Google has already devalued the incoming crap links when it detected them, so removed their value when it sent the warning.
This often makes it looks like you've received a penalty for the bad links when in fact, you've just lost the benefit the bad links were previously giving you up to this point.
The standard automated message about un-natural links does NOT mean you have a penalty.
|Re: How to remove links when they're ALL from blackhat networks.||Webnauts||5/11/13 8:52 AM|
My advise in short:
a. Download the backlinks from the customer Google Webmaster Tools. No need to use MajesticSEO, Ahref, Sytrix or so ever, because the offensive links may be found in the Google Webmaster Tools.
b. Upload those links to the DTOX tool http://www.linkresearchtools.com (as already mentioned here) and run an evaluation.
c. Create a spreadsheet with all sites that have no email or contact pages, because those obviously can not be removed and the Google Quality Team are aware of that, and have that available for uploading later to the Google Disavow Tool.
d. The sites that have contact information, contact them and ask them politely if they can remove the links explaining them the situation. Keep these activities in a separate spreadsheet with the columns: URL, email or contact page URL, date and time of contact. I would recommend sending those webmasters 1 email per week and if after 3 request attempts you got no reply or you had no success, add those links to your above disavow links list too.
e. During the process, try to gain quality natural links.
f. After all, upload the created disavow list to the Disavow Tool, upload the spreadsheet I explained at point "d" on GoogleDocs, file a re-consideration request including the link to that Google Docs spreadsheet and explain that you also added the offending links or sites to the Disavow Tool.
g. If the Google Quality Team rejects your first re-consideration, you may start changing URL of pages that still have harmful links pointing to them. Then file a new reconsideration request explaining what you have done, including all previous submitted information.
At last, just moving a site to a brand new domain is not always the best way to go IMO.
|Re: How to remove links when they're ALL from blackhat networks.||StevieD_Web||5/11/13 11:55 AM|
the link in question is from a blog that was last updated in 2011.
Just spit-balling, but I gotta wonder if Google hasn't already discounted that link.................... (versus a similar crappy link on an active blog where the owner might actually edit his/her content or be willing to respond to a complaint) ................ and/or be willing to forgive the disavow applicant for being unable to reach the site owner?