Is your blog suffering from page rank updates or google algo updates? It’s going to be worse if you don’t take any action by now. These problems occur when you’re engaged in improper planning of building links to your site. Not everyone plans link building works but still sometimes you need to think about it. You need to see whether you’re linking from good sources or not. You may be sometimes linking from some low quality sources. Again, some low quality sites may also link to you to decrease your ranks, which may effect your blog in future. And when your blog is effected you start realising the fact. You then go around to find ways to recover from it.
So how to recover from these effects?
Prevention is better than cure.
Yes! Prevention is better. If you work accordingly in a genuine way then your blog will never be a victim of these updates. So here we will talk about some preventive tips to save your blog from such updates. We will also show a way to recover your blog if it’s already effected by an algo update.
So here are some tools to avoid link building penalties:
As the time is ticking, more and more people are joining the virtual world of web with the hope to make money out of it. The competition is increasing, and as a result, it’s becoming hard for a particular website to shine in the top search results for any particular keyword. To maintain the quality of web, and to provide the best search results to the users, the search giant Google is becoming strict day by day. Google has been continuously removing the spam websites from search results, by rolling out the Panda and Penguin updates. Google gives a very high importance to the quality of backlinks that any particular website has, and use it as major factor to decide the quality of that website.
Long story in short, if you want to see your website ranking high for your targeted keyword, then you must build high quality backlinks. Of course, it requires hard work and patience to do so. If you catch any shortcut for this, then it’s most likely that you are doing link spamming. On detecting it, Google may send you the ‘unnatural links’ message in the Google Webmaster Tools.
If you ever find any particular spam link pointing to your website, then you must take immediate action, Tell Google that you are not who built that backlink, and therefore, it should be ignored. Thanks to Google’s Disavow Links Tool that let us perform this task with ease.
What is Google’s Disavow Links Tool?
In simplest words, Google’s Disavow Links Tool is a tool to inform Google about ‘spam’ backlinks pointing to your website. This way you can tell Google to ignore those backlinks. This tool is quite easy to use. If you are curious to know about its use, then just read out the next section.
Using Google’s Disavow Links Tool:
1. Sign in to Google Webmaster Tools, and there, look for the option ‘Links to Your Site’. It lies under ‘Search Traffic’ section. Find it!
2. Head over to ‘Who Links the Most’, and then to ‘More’. Now download the list of pages that are linking to your website.
3. Analyze the backlinks and separate the ones that appear as ‘spam’.
4. Contact the webmaster of these websites, and tell them to take the backlinks down.
5. If you don’t get the backlinks taken down, then make a list of them, and head over to Google’s Disavow Tool.
6. Upload the list of backlinks that you want Google to ignore.
7. Rest work will be done by Google.
That’s it. :)
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About the author:
I.G. Pradeep is a passionate blogger at EliteFox. He is an online business consultant at full-time basis. He also blogs at MyMadTheory. He has been blogging for past 3 years. He also works as a Web Designer and Insane Comics Blogger.