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    Disavow Links affect the Target Site?


    As I submit the disavow link against a domain, specifically for the link only, does it affect the link or the whole site. Does Google treat the Whole Site as Spam, due to some Disavowed Links?
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    It depends on how you list it in the disavow list
    individual link: http://spam.example.com/stuff/content.htm
    whole site: domain: example.com
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    John Mueller from Google said that a site listed in the disavow file will is not negatively affected by it:
    Google Disavow Tool Won't Flag Your Site As Spammy
    ...ie Google does NOT treat the site as spam
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    Originally Posted by vivagoaproperty
    it will just remove that link from your backlink data.
    So how come all the links that are disavowed still show up in the backlink data in a sites Webmaster Tools?
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    Disavowing a link will NOT take the link out of your backlinks profile, it will only stop any juice it may have been passing.
    Disavow = take the value away.

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