Disavow backlinks – Google’s Disavow Links Tool Guide

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Google submit disavow file

If you believe you have a considerable number of spammy, artificial, or low-quality links pointing to your site You should submit google disavow file here.

How to Use Google’s Disavow Tool Correctly?

You need to make a list of links to disavow in a text file that you will upload to Google.

How to Create and Submit a Disavow File?

Link file format:

  • Specify one URL or domain to disavow per line. You cannot disavow an entire subpath, such as example.com/en/
  • To disavow a domain (or subdomain) prefix it with “domain:”, for example: domain:example.com
  • The file must be a text file encoded in UTF-8 or 7-bit ASCII
  • The file name must end in .txt
  • You can include comments for yourself by starting a line with a # mark. Any lines that begin with # will be ignored by Google.
  • Example of Google disavow file

    # Two pages to disavow
    http://spam.example.com/stuff/comments.html
    http://spam.example.com/stuff/paid-links.html

    # One domain to disavow
    domain:domainname.com

    Does google disavow file works instantly after a file is added?

    Google’s John Mueller said on Twitter that the disavow file is “processed immediately and taken into account as the URLs are recrawled”.

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