Infographic: How to Assess if Backlinks Should be Disavowed According to 44 SEO Experts
DISAVOWING BACKLINKS IS A MUST
That's according to Tor Refsland, Eric Enge, Shane Barker & 41 other SEO Super Stars.
I questioned the top SEOs and asked them WHEN and WHY to Disavow Backlinks.
It takes a long time to differentiate good backlinks and bad backlinks. Long experience is required to guide someone about how to disavow backlinks and which backlinks to disavow. Let’s go through some expert advice which will help you to resolve your queries related to disavowing backlinks. These experts will have a solution for all your questions like how to disavow backlinks, choosing the right backlinks to disavow and importance of disavowing links.
According to Shane Barker; a strategist and Business development consultant first you have to check whether the website linking to you is useful for your industry, and passes human test.
The next step is checking the domain authority of websites using Linkody or Bulk domain authority checker. Links from low authority website need to be disavowed. There are many tools to find the links that need disavowing. Bulk Backlink Checker from Majestic is a popular tool which helps to find the link to be disavowed also it gives a Topical Trust flow which shows the genuineness of links.
Brian Jackson; Director of Inbound Marketing at Kinsta says that using a backlink monitoring tool is the best option. Brian suggests to follow these steps:
- first check the quality of content,
- then language
- and then domain authority and domain rating.
If these criteria are not up to par then disavowing that link is the best thing to do.
John Hall; CEO and Co-Owner of Influence and Co., says that Google Webmaster tool and Google analytics will alert you about any unusual traffic drop or warning links. If the link is spammy then tools like Linkody or Ahrefs will give you the information about the source, domain authority and relevance of the link. After initial filtration using tools, check backlink manually for an accurate solution.
According to Ashish Sharma; a content and copywriter at Wedigetch, if you care about SEO, backlink analysis is essential. A bad link violates Google’s guidelines, so check the source of your links first. If they are coming from unrelated sites, then disavowing them might be the best option.
From Liam Cook’s experience as a website builder link disavowing is an important task. Harmful links should be removed using any of the tools that measure a link’s quality. He suggests using a tool from Majestic, that check’s the trust flow. If the link shows a low trust flow, then evaluating the link further is a good idea.
All the findings were combined in this infographic for you to NEVER disavow the wrong backlinks again:
If your website is linked to a high ranking and trustworthy website, search engines give more value to it. These types of ‘good backlinks’ highlight the credibility of your site to the search engines. At the same time, a bad backlink or a low-quality backlink is a backlink from a less trustworthy website. Low-quality links affect a website’s ranking. So find low-quality links and get rid of them.
What are your thoughts - do you agree?
The orginal article on how to assess if backlinks should be disavowed is here.