How To Use Google's Disavow Link Tool To Reduce Spam

Today Google introduced a new tool for webmasters, and they named it as “Disavow Tool”. You often receive notification from Google in webmaster tool regarding manual spam detection ”unnatural links” or If you have discovered unnatural linking of your website on different directories, then this tool can play foremost role in resolving your issue. Matt Cutts the head of Google web spam team while speaking at the Pubcon conference made an announcement about this tool. This tool has been BETA tested by some of the Top SEOs already from the past couple of weeks. Now a bulk of questions might be popping up in everyone’s minds that, How to use this Tool, when we should use it, and this tool could harm our website? All these fascinating questions about the “Disavow Tool” would be answered today.

What is Google's Disavow Tool?

Before, we get too much further it’s essential to learn a little bit about this Tool. Many Webmasters and Bloggers frequently report Google that their site is getting some unnatural link that includes both intentional and unintentional. Google recommends webmasters to remove all unnatural links from low quality website. By removing unnatural links from different websites, you are protecting yourself from receiving manual spam action in the near future. If you have spent days and nights in removing these awkward links and still there are some links left that cannot be removed.

As a result, Google has developed a tool called “Disavow Tool”. This Tool will help webmasters to exclude those spammy websites which are unwantedly linking you.  By utilizing this tool, you are informing Google that they should not count those inbounds links which are coming from a certain website.

How To Use Disavow Tool And Remove Unnatural Links?

The instructions mentioned below are defined on the Google Webmaster form so anyone should not feel any hesitancy while applying them. To remove any unnatural link via Google’s Disavow Tool do as follows.

  • Go to the Google’s Disavow Tool Page
  • Now you will be able to witness all those websites which you have already verified on your website tool. Select a Website which is suffering by low quality or spammy links and then Press the Daunting Red “Disavow Links” button. 
  • Next thing is to upload a TEXT file containing only those links that a person want to disavow. The formation of this Text file is extremely straightforward all you necessity is a plain text with one URL per line. A valid Text File might look like this. 

#We contacted the owner of on 5/5/2010 to ask for #link removal but till today got no response 
#owner of removed almost all links but miss out #these. 

In the above explanation, the line which starts with, HASH (#) is considered as comments and Google take no notice of them. The keyword “domain:” point towards a website ( which will disavow links form each and every single page.

You can also disavow links from specific pages, by including the complete URL ( However, don’t assign the keyword “domain:” to it. Currently, Google is only allowing one Disavow file per website so you have to use Webmaster tool to update your file. You need to download the file, modify it and upload it back. The file size should not be more than 2MB.

How To Find Spammy Links:

The finest place to look for these corrupt links is the “Links to Your Site” tab in the Google Webmaster tool. Webmaster Tool >> Website >> Link To your Site >> Who Link The Most >> Download more sample links. This would be an ideal place to examine your inbound links. However, don’t upload the entire list of links – this would reject all the links.

Some Frequently Ask Questions Regarding Disavow Tool:

When to Use this Tool?
Well, you don’t need to use this tool if you are a normal webmaster. However, only those Power webmasters who use to create Paid or spammy links via commenting should utilize it.
How Many Days it take to Get Links Disavowed?
It would probably take weeks once you upload your links to disavow because Google bots have to recrawl those pages, reindex those pages, and reprocess them. It takes a fair amount of time so maintaining patience is extremely significant. 

If you are still confused about this Tool then Matt Cutts have formulated a video which has all the information that will remove your all confusions.

From The Editor’s Desk:

We would not recommend our visitors to use this Tool until or unless they are unable to handle Spammy links. This tool is only for POWER webmasters who keeps on trying new things, not for those who are still new to this field. This Tool would be a magic wand for those bloggers who use to create bulks of spammy links via commenting and low quality keyword stuffing, because they can disavow those links to keep themselves protected from Google Penguin Algorithm. What are your thoughts about this Tool? Do you consider it as a spendid tool give your opinions Take care and stay away from the Google Spam team till then peace, blessings and happy learning.

The Editorial Team of MyBloggerLab consists of a group of Professional Blogger geeks Led by Syed Faizan Ali (Founder of MyBloggerLab).

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October 17, 2012 at 12:16 PM

Thanks for post bro :D

October 17, 2012 at 1:44 PM

This will help lots to webmaster who are very panic to send link removal request to site owner many times.

October 17, 2012 at 5:51 PM

Nyc faizan but I already chekd this here :)

October 17, 2012 at 7:45 PM

Its a very good tool if you have mistakenly createdly some backlinks you can easily remove them

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October 18, 2012 at 1:49 AM

Useful. if the font size was a bit more then will easy to read!

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October 18, 2012 at 2:17 AM

Dude, its a Standard Font Size which is used throughout different blogs. Peace

October 18, 2012 at 3:38 AM

WoW really Awesome tool thanks @Syed Sharing this information :)

Rahul Kashyap

October 18, 2012 at 4:31 AM

Now google is trying to give a better chance for webmasters who are affected by Penguin update.This is one nice step from Google after closing the adsense for feed and EMD update.Hoping some new update will come in future and ofcourse i will read it on MBL and just fully explained by Syed only.Becuase i already read about this update on other blog but not able to understand fully. MYTECHPROMO.COM

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