About a year and a half ago, we tried a few of the shadier SEO techniques, including Article Marketing on various Article Sites. I'm sure everyone knows that that entails.
We have just a few Articles out there pointing back to our target pages using our target Keyphrases. These Articles were well written, and at the time I believed gave us a bit of juice. Of course now with Penguin that juice dropped significantly, probably zero.
Doing some digging today I realized that Article spinners picked up on our Article, spun it, but still linked back to us.
Now not only do we have the original Article out but there is a link to us on all of these shady *** sites. Could be in the hundreds.
So the questions are:
- Are all of these links from the original article site linking back to us, now considered negative SEO links?
- Would this be a good reason to actually use the Disavow tool?
- Has anyone had a similar situation and used the Disavow tool and had success with it?
- Should we remove the Articles from the Article Sites?
Opinions please, thanks much!