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awarded  Nice Question
Oct
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comment What constitutes a “substantial, good-faith effort to remove the links”
@john I would highly recommend using: removeem.com This will find a really good number of backlinks and give you a really good way to make contact with the links it finds. You can also do an import of links exported from Google Web Master Tools. After going through all of the back links and making contact with them, you should be able to identify the links that you are not going to be able to have removed. These could then be submitted to the new Google Disavow too.
Oct
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awarded  Scholar
Oct
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accepted What constitutes a “substantial, good-faith effort to remove the links”
Oct
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comment What constitutes a “substantial, good-faith effort to remove the links”
What would be handy is if there was a specific "disavow" status code that you could use rather than 404 or 301 to specify that you do not endorse the backlink.<br/> I have re-submitted twice now with the 301 Redirects in place and explained in detail. The response to both submissions was that I am still rejected due to Unnatural links and with no mention of the 301 Redirect being a problem. To me this says that it should be fine and within tolerance. <br/> At the moment my main problem seems to be that Google has not re-indexed many of the pages that link back to me.
Oct
11
awarded  Editor
Oct
11
revised What constitutes a “substantial, good-faith effort to remove the links”
fixed typo in removeem.com url
Oct
11
comment What constitutes a “substantial, good-faith effort to remove the links”
Would returning a 404 as well as an actual content page be frowned upon? I chose 301 redirects so as to direct any traffic coming from the dodgy links away from my site completely. This I thought would demonstrate a greater "good faith" effort that I donot want any value that the redirected links may provide me.
Oct
11
comment What constitutes a “substantial, good-faith effort to remove the links”
@John You are right about the difficulty in finding appropriate email addresses for the spammy domains. If I cannot locate anything then I send emails to hostmaster@ webmaster@ admin@ etc link is the correct URL. sorry for the typo. Re 301 Redirects. I am not sure if this is the most appropriate status code to use. Perhaps a 404 would be better as suggested. I am not sure.
Oct
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comment What constitutes a “substantial, good-faith effort to remove the links”
Thanks @initall These links are a great help.
Oct
7
comment What constitutes a “substantial, good-faith effort to remove the links”
Thanks @nick I have taken a quick look at the free report provided by SEOMoz and noticed that 99% of the links displayed are for our client sites which have been updated to use an image instead of Anchor Text and are nofollow links. It looks like Google is yet to re-crawl these pages and update it's data. It shouldn't be too difficult for Google to refresh their cache of back links when doing a re-inclusion review should it??
Oct
7
comment What constitutes a “substantial, good-faith effort to remove the links”
@RandyE My Thoughts exactly!!!
Oct
7
comment What constitutes a “substantial, good-faith effort to remove the links”
@GDav We have implemented a redirect based on HTTP_Referrer. If a Referrer URL matches a list of "Bad URL's, we automatically redirect them.
Oct
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Oct
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awarded  Teacher
Oct
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comment What constitutes a “substantial, good-faith effort to remove the links”
By my math 2 thirds of the backlinks have been removed already and the remaining third are being automatically 301 Redirected that any traffic from those links doesn't reach our site. I haven't been so bold as to ask what their definition of substantial good faith is as yet. It is my last resort to be honest.
Oct
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asked What constitutes a “substantial, good-faith effort to remove the links”
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awarded  Student
Jul
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asked Site violates Google's quality guidelines - Can't figure out why