Sometimes when you open Google Search Console to check the external backlinks of your site, you become disappointed when you see spammy backlinks even you did not create them. So no one wants to have spam backlinks on his site as it decreases the site performance and affects the SEO, yes, spammy links definitely affect the SEO. If you did not create these spam backlinks, then sometimes spammy backlinks are automatically created and we are unaware of them.
Various methods are there to remove spammy external backlinks from sites but I prefer to use the Google Disavow tool to remove spam backlinks from my website.
This requires manual action, first identifying the links and their originality, then creating a file and manually adding spammy links from your site. Once you’ve identified the links, ask a website admin where the links are coming from, to remove them from his website.
What would you do if your site is getting backlinks from thousands of websites? Would you ask every admin to remove spam links? It takes a lot of time, right? What if they refuse to do so? What is the best way to remove disavow backlinks?
So, the Google Disavow tool is the best option to remove disavow backlinks on your site
Google Disavow Tool to Remove Spammy Backlinks
Removing the Spammy backlinks with the help of the Google Disavow tool, follow the steps below to remove 100% spammy backlinks from your site:
Identify the Spammy Links
Initially, identify the spammy links from your Google Search Console, follow the directions mentioned below, and point out the spammy links:
- Open the “Google Search Console” on the computer
- Scroll down and click on the “Links” tab on the left side of the screen
- Check the “External links”
- Identify the “Spammy links”
Open the “Google Search Console” dashboard and choose the domain property to which you want to remove spammy backlinks. Now scroll down and click on the “links” option (left side of the dashboard). Check the external links, you can also export them to the file in Google Sheet, Excel and, CSV by pressing the tab “Export External Links” on the top-right corner of the screen.
Create Disavow txt file
Once you have identified the spammy links, create a “disavow.txt” file. Open official disavow guidelines or follow the steps below to create a txt file to add all these spammy links in one file”
- Press right-click of your desktop and create a “disavow.txt” file
- Paste all the spammy links into the “disavow.txt” file and save
Create the “disavow.txt” file on the desktop and copy the exported file or spammy links from the Google Search Console Dashboard, and paste it into the disavow.txt file you created. Be sure to include a link per line in the file starting with HTTP or HPPTS.
Important: Make sure you create a file with the “.txt” extension. Another file extension is not supported and Google Disavow Tool will not accept any file extension other than the”.txt”.
Submit the Disavow file
After creating the disavow.txt file and adding spammy links, you must submit this file to the Google Disavow tool. Please follow the steps carefully to add the file. Any misuse will lead to an unpleasant situation.
- Open the “Google Disavow Tool”
- Select the domain“Property”
- Click on upload the Disavow file
- Upload and submit the disavow.txt file
Now open the “Google Disavow Tool” and select your domain “property” carefully. Click on upload the disavow file, upload the file and submit for disavow links.
Once you have submitted the disavow.txt file, it will take some days to completely remove spammy backlinks from your site. Make sure to visit your Google Search Console regularly to check whether the spammy links are being removed or not.
Hope you got the idea that How to disavow backlinks in Google Search Console with the help of Google Disavow Tool. If you still have any confusion, feel free to ask in the comment section below.