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Google created a tool for disavowing spammy links so that they do not harm your site.

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Error in disavow links file at line 177, column 1: URL line too short

I hae 875 links to my site from Spammy site picswe (dot) com. I am getting the above error message. I saved it to an excel file and it wouldn't upload to disavow on google, then I saved it in a word ...
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How can I disavow or remove Redirected spam site link [duplicate]

I am facing a problem that some redirected spam site linked to my domain. Now my domain spam increased to near 41%. I have submitted disavow request few times, Still getting the same result. Can't ...
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Can I wildcard disavow all links from any site on a specific top level domain?

So lately I found more than 7,500 links our website that are coming from spam sites. I used disavow to get rid of them. In the future though, nobody stops a spammer to make abc.tk foo.tk bar.tk LOL....
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How can we prevent sites from loading our site in an iFrame which causes spammy links in out “top linking sites” report?

There are few websites which are loading our entire website in iFrame and generating lots of spammy links to our website from their domain. Check this link which has linked our pages and loaded our ...
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Should I disavow an article link that Googlebot thinks is a site wide link because of the way the site has implemented infinite scroll on all pages?

My site has a backlink in one article of a fairly high authority site (ranks well on Google). However, their site's design uses an infinite scroll system that is making Google think my single link is ...
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thousands of links from many sites to /auth/google_oauth2

I was checking the "Links to Your Site" tool in the google search console and was very surprised by the result. I have hundreds of thousands of links from thousand sites(e.g. meetup.com, stockfresh....
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Do we keep appending new domains in the Google's disavow tool or Just add new entry every time?

I keep getting tons of bad links every week for my domain. My question is, As I find bad links every week, Do I need to keep appending the new bad links in disavow file or Just keep only a new finds ...
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24k + Toxic Backlink Received through Trackbacks and Pingbacks

I have recently noticed that I received 24K+ Toxic Backlinks from a single anchor text through trackback and pingbacks. Infact the Anchor Text doesn't belong to my niche, so it is simply a spam. My ...
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Should you disavow for every property in Search Console?

When disavowing links you do so by individual property in Search Console. Most sites will have multiple properties (www / non www / https etc.) When disavowing, should I upload the same disavow file ...
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Can be bad for SEO to submit links in Google disavow tools? [duplicate]

I have a website & I found some spammy inbound links. I have collected these links & submitted them to the Google Disavow tool. Day by day I now see Google Search Console reducing them. I am ...
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How long will it take for Google's disavow tool to work?

I had updated the disavow list on March 18th with spammy domains which were linked to my site. Those links still show up in Google Search Console. I Wanna know how long does it need to take effect?
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Backlinks from old domain

My clients have a eCommerce store that sold a variety of vapour accessories/e-liquid stuff intended for wholesale(olddomain.com) and that did not work out for them. So they re-branded and are now just ...
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Disavow duplicate content that has parameters?

Wondering if anyone can help? I'm doing a backlink audit, and it seems that there is duplicate content due to parameters. The website itself and content are fine but then people seems to be commenting ...
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Should I disavow backlinks from crawler based websites?

I analysed the backlink profile of my website and found that a lot of websites which generate their data by crawling the web, were pointing to my website. I have special concerns for this one specific ...
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How do I disavow a domain with foreign characters?

I've been using the Google disavow tool for a while, but recently found a domain that doesn't apper to use "normal" letters. The domain is кузбасс-ворота.рф. When I add this to my disavow file, I get ...
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Disavow subdomains no longer in use without using webmaster tools

Back in the day I had several subdomains to the same domain to my site in an effort to boost performance SEO-wise. Now when I look back, it seems that putting everything in one domain results in ...
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How can I unmask the culprit behind a Google Bowling (negative SEO) attack?

There is another question here, How to prevent negative SEO?, which gives the same advice found on most other online sources: Just have more good links to outweigh the bad. That's nice in theory, but ...
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Do you need to disavow on [HTTPS SSL] after performing a disavow on [HTTP]

I have a client which disavowed a few thousand dirty links from his site profile back in February 2015. Recently the site was switch from HTTP to HTTPS (SSL enforced). Google recommends that you add ...
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What to do about original content that got copied and translated into another language on multiple domains?

A couple of weeks ago I published a long and well-researched article on my blog, which got quiet a lot of attention on the web. After doing a backlink-analysis of my domain a couple of days ago, it ...
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Someone is spamming links to my site by 301 redirecting his domain to mine what should I do?

I have already disvowed the domain. Still he is creating more than 100k links daily. How should I report this to Google?
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Should I Disavow Links from Query String URLs?

After analyzing our inbound links, it appears that we are getting a few thousand links from a particular site whose search engine result pages (SERPs) are being indexed by search engines. The website'...
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What are objective criteria to assess if a backlink should be banned with Google's Disavow Tool? [duplicate]

Google's Search Console gives the possibility to list all backlinks from other domains to your site, which are an important factor for search engines to determine your site's ranking, popularity and ...
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SEO: Is it necessary to disavow historic / deleted links?

Using a backlink checker I found hundreds of old spammy links that actually aren't there anymore. There are probably thousands more that have long since been removed. Is there any reason I would ...
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What is a toxic link?

I asked a similar question a few months back about when does a good link become toxic? but this time I'm asking "what is a toxic link?". You read all over the internet that you should disavow your ...
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SEO hurt by unrelated links? Long term linking, spammy terms

I have a couple of questions regarding SEO ranking as it pertains to spam sites linking to my site. I have a niche website that allows people to create their own web pages for free. A couple of years ...
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Is a link once disavowed never counted again?

Just suppose you disavowed a link by uploading your disavow file. Even google warns that one should use the tool carefully which is logical, since it can do a lot of harm to ones ranking, it still is ...
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How do I know if backlinks are hurting my search rankings?

The previous owner had disavowed 400+ backlinks, but I know that some of them were very good and high quality. I un-disavowed them. (Avowed?) I don't know what they were thinking, but how do I ...
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Complete list of my backlinks

i want to detect all my toxic backlinks. but first of all, Do you have any idea 'how can i get complete list of my sites backlinks'? (all of them) you know; we can check it from webmaster-tools, but ...
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Disavow file updating

i uploaded my disavow file about 2 weeks ago, by google webmaster-tools. but now; i want to delete some urls from the list (updating disavow.txt).. if i update my disavow .txt(delete old one, and ...
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Are website review links toxic such that they should be disavowed?

You know, there are tons of sites on the internet which check the value of sites, showing traffic details about sites, seo score checker sites, whois checker sites etc.. Also, some of them are 4-5-6 ...
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Is it a problem if someone disavows my site? I'm getting threats that other sites will do that if I don't remove links

I've been getting to many of these emails: My name is John Doe web manager of www.somewebsite. This is our 3rd and final request to you to remove links from your website to ours. If we don't ...
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Should I disavow blogs?

I have a retail site who has been hit by a algorithmic change within Penguin recebntly. It is referenced within many blogs in both review and list formats without adding the nofollow. They are ...
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Backlinks - Should I Disavow SEO, Keyword, Performance, Stats, Domain, and Other Similar Sites?

So it's obvious in the new era that we should disavow poor quality backlinks. What about links from sites like that are intended to provide "statistical or performance information"? Most of them seem ...
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Error while submiting disavow file to google

While trying to submit new disavow file to google got error: Error in disavow links file at line 3347, column 1: Domain line with invalid domain. domain:lord.of.the.rings.-.the.battle.for.middle-...
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Should I disavow natural backlinks on forums?

I was running backlinks analysis and it shown me some suspisious backlinks on forums. These links are natural, as users of these forums shared links with others. Should I disavow such links in GWT?
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Could too many backlinks from subdomains result in a search engine penalty?

My website http://compare.buyhatke.com got hit by the recent algorithmic updates. What I could find out as of now is that I have 3-4 services hosted on different subdomains and we keep a constant ...
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Are these backlinks hurting my site

I use Godaddy hosting. The preview DNS for my site is enabled (as there's nothing much i can do to disable it or turn it off) and as seen in the below screenshot, the previewDNS has generated a lot of ...
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Does disavowing a subdomain work? Will disavowing a domain include all the subdomains?

I currently disavow the domain example.com using Google's disavow links tool. What can I do if I want do disavow a subdomain? i.e. spam.site.com. I'm also assuming that if I were to disavow the ...
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Finding bad links to use for the Google disavow links tool

So, I have found domains that link to my site, and they seem to be banned as searching for site:domain.com on them doesn't produce any results at all. I now need to use the Google disavow links tool ...
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Bad links point to old domain - should I disavow on new domain?

I am working with a site which we'll call www.newdomain.com, which was hit by Penguin this month despite no unusual practices. I found lots of really spammy links to their old site, www.olddomain.com,...
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Can you disavow a whole domain apart from the index page?

Many years ago I may have bought a few sitewide links for some of my sites, these have now come back to haunt me and I need to sort them out. I've tried to contact the owners but they're too lazy to ...
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Google Nofollow, Disavow and Link Removal Requests

I am the owner of a reviews website and I am constantly getting requests from people asking me to remove links to their sites or they will disavow the links and they threaten me with Google penalties. ...
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How do you find all the links to disavow for a Google reconsideration request? [duplicate]

A few months ago I received the following notification on Google Webmaster for a website I look after. Unnatural links to your site—impacts links Google has detected a pattern of unnatural ...
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How to identify spammy domains giving backlinks to my site (to submit in disavow links in WMT)

Google is out with much awaited feature. But out of 100's of domains giving backlink to my site I want to simply find the spammy ones and disavow domain-wise using "domain:" feature. I'm looking for ...