Google brought a very exciting news yesterday, which most of the webmasters might be waiting. Yesterday in a conference Matt Cutts announced that the Google Disavow Links Tool is official now.
Many big SEO companies were waiting for this tool as this tool will give them freedom to correct the past mistakes. As Google is changing its algorithm too frequently so you can never judge that the technique you are using today will be good for tomorrow also. This tool will help them to remove some spammy links from the customer's sites.
As a Simple example you might have done too much commenting on various blog after hearing that commenting is good for link building, even without knowing what Google loves in comments. So you can never fulfill all the requirement of Google for better SEO. According to Google you must always drop your comments in the same niche if you wants to take much SEO freedom.
Why Google Disavow Links Tool?
This tool is launched to get rid of those spammy and unwanted links which you made intentionally or unintentionally. There might be some websites where you commented after seeing the high PageRank of website or the page itself but after some time you found that the link were not relevant to your sites and that was a spammy link. As there were thousands of people like you who commented on that post just for getting backlinks.
I myself is also one of the victim because I hired one of the guy form Fiverr to get too many backlinks. But soon I realized that I did something wrong as my traffic was very much dropped. Then after reading too many articles and discussing with some PRO Bloggers I got to know that the links I purchased from Fiverr were not good.
After hearing this I was stunned as I couldn't do anything with that. I couldn't remove all the links and further I couldn't contact each and every webmaster to remove the backlinks.
So you can understand my happiness after Google Disavow Links Tool launch, because I can remove all my spammy links with very ease now. 🙂
What Matt Cutts says about Google Disavow Links Tool
Cutts warned that the tool should be used with caution. He also warned that publishers should first try to remove links they are concerned about pointing at them by first working with site owners hosting links or with companies they may have purchased links through.
The format will be to list URLs in a text file, either individually or to exclude all links from a particular site using domain: format like this:
Both formats can be mixed into a single file, as shown below in an example from Google’s blog post about the new tool:
From the blog post:
In this example, lines that begin with a pound sign (#) are considered comments and Google ignores them
The “domain:” keyword indicates that you’d like to disavow links from all pages on a particular site (in this case, “spamdomain1.com”).
You can also request to disavow links on specific pages (in this case, three individual pages on spamdomain2.com).
Once you’ve created your file, you then access the disavow link tool through Google Webmaster Central. You’ll select your site (as the screenshot at the top of this story shows), go through warnings, then select your file and submit:
It can take weeks for that to go into effect,” Matt Cutts said.
So this is a very exciting news for all bloggers who are victim of bad backlinks. Google Disavow Links Tool will help you to get rid of those unwanted links.