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    Disavow tool... is it so dangerous?


    Hello,
    from the beginning of summer my site has lost 50% of traffic from google. From August i started to fix all the problems that it had: contents, links without nofollow, duplicated content (migration from Joomla to WP) and backlinks. Analyzing backlinks i've realized that i had had them from tens of spam sites, most of them were copies of dmoz.org dir.
    Now i listed all these sites and now i would like to submit them to disavow tool but many people recommend me not to do it cos it's dangerous... is it?
    Thanks
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    Disavow tool doesn't help solve the problem. You must personally contact the webmasters to remove your links from their sites.

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    • Ann Smarty : Please read the initial post: It goes about links from scrapers. Do you really suggest trying to get in contact with scrapers? It's a waste of time!
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    most of them were copies of dmoz.org dir.
    In cases with scrapers, sure, Disavow is a good way to go. You can't hope hearing back if you contact the scraper
    Yes, adding them to disavow document is a good idea. Don't forget to disavow them on a domain level:Google says to disavow domains | Threadwatch.org
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    Thanks for your reply!

    Originally Posted by askingseo
    You must personally contact the webmasters to remove your links from their sites.
    Most of these sites doesn't allow to contact the webmaster! When i could, i do it.


    Originally Posted by Ann Smarty
    In cases with scrapers, sure, Disavow is a good way to go. You can't hope hearing back if you contact the scraper
    Yes, adding them to disavow document is a good idea. Don't forget to disavow them on a domain level:Google says to disavow domains | Threadwatch.org
    Yes i'll disavow the domain!

    These are 3 examples of my great backlinks
    <Snipped>

    Thanks
    Last edited by KernelPanic; Nov 18th, 2013 at 04:07 PM.
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    Originally Posted by Ann Smarty
    You can't hope hearing back if you contact the scraper.
    Yes, in most of these sites you are not able to contact the webmaster!

    I have many backlinks from sites like this:

    domain:20searchengines.com
    domain:21searchengines.com
    domain:22searchengines.com
    domain:23searchengines.com
    domain:24searchengines.com
    domain:25searchengines.com
    domain:26searchengines.com
    domain:27searchengines.com
    domain:28searchengines.com
    ..................
    or


    wwwwwwwwwwwwww.net

    or

    # Dmoz duplicate
    domain:www.katalogstron.elektrowniefotowoltaniczne.eu
    domain:directory.khola-janala.com
    domain:ketik.com
    domain:info.internet25.it
    ...............

    and many many others!
    Last edited by dzine; Nov 19th, 2013 at 06:07 AM. Reason: delinked, then approved
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    Disavow is a good way to get rid of spam back-links. But disavowing whole of the back-links can be dangerous. Pick out the spam back-links using webmaster tool and then disavow those. I found it useful. Disavowing a single time and resting peacefully will not do. You have to constantly check whether again you are getting spam back-links and again disavow it. Continue till you feel that you back-links are clean.At the same time continue building links for your website , focus on getting natural links. Now quality matter, not quantity.
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    Thanks... yes, today is my disavow day. I'm a bit 'scared ... i hope everything wil go well!
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    OK, disavow file sent!
    But I have just received two emails from google "Disavowed links updated" where G says that I have sent a file with urls 0 and 0 domains... is it normal? It should update it?

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