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I have malicious links like .pw and .in on my google reject list. Everyone already knows these sites. It hurts my site as there are too many links on these sites. That's why I block them on my reject list.

An SEO expert told me that you only block +18 or hacklink links, you know those links are bad in google already. He said you don't need to block those connections.

Do you think I should add these links to my google disavow list?

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    Why are you using the disavow tool? Does your site have a manual action against it from Google? Sep 13 at 18:23
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    You are more likely to hurt your site than help it if you use the disavow tool when you don't have a manual penalty for unnatural linking from Google. To quote Google , "You should disavow backlinks only if: You have a considerable number of spammy, artificial, or low-quality links pointing to your site, AND The links have caused a manual action, or likely will cause a manual action, on your site." Sep 13 at 18:41
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    Google knows to ignore most spam links without you telling about them. When you use disavow preemptively, you are very likely to disavow some links that help your SEO. That ends up hurting your site. Unless you are the one creating the links, getting some spammy links just happens and isn't likely to hurt your site. Sep 13 at 19:05
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    @ardacar The links are unlikely to "count" by harming your search rankings, if that's what you're worried about. I would say that your blocking behavior is "wrong" if it does not abide by Google's guidelines - i.e. if the links you are blocking have not caused a manual action, or are not likely to cause a manual action. Are you worried about receiving a manual action? Sep 13 at 19:07
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    To your original question, when you say "links like .pw and .in" do you mean that you would disavow any links to your site from domains under the .pw or in country codes? Sep 13 at 20:11
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As Stephen mentioned, according to Google:

You should disavow backlinks only if:

  1. You have a considerable number of spammy, artificial, or low-quality links pointing to your site, AND
  2. The links have caused a manual action, or likely will cause a manual action, on your site.

So, if you have a solid reason to believe that your website will receive a manual action - e.g. if you have been doing blackhat link building - then the disavow tool could be considered.

If you do not have a manual action against your site, and you don't "think you're about to get such a manual action (because of paid links or other link schemes that violate our quality guidelines)" , then use of the disavow tool can be more harmful than helpful.

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