How To Remove Links? In the promotion of sites, the so-called external ranking factors play a huge role, among which the main, of course, is the presence of backlinks to sites. At the same time, backlinks can both bring great benefits to the site and seriously damage it, and therefore often there is a need to remove “bad” links leading to the site.
How to remove links that negatively affect the reputation of sites in search engines?
When ranking sites, search engines, among other factors, take into account links leading to promoted sites from various other Internet sites. A large number of high-quality links to a promoted site has a positive effect: in this case, the search engine assigns its higher positions in the search results. If low-quality resources link to the site, then such links are more harmful than useful: the site’s “trust” and position in search results are reduced.
The “bad” backlinks often include links from low-quality site directories, links from automatically populated blogs (blogs), links from poor-quality sites bought from link exchanges, etc. These links are usually deleted manually, by sending to owners of sites that link to promoted resource, requests to remove links from the publication that harm the reputation of the promoted site.
Alternative Ways To Reduce The Influence Of Unwanted Backlinks.
Unfortunately, manual removal of unwanted backlinks is not always effective: sometimes there is no way to contact the direct owner of the resource linking to the site, and sometimes the owner of such a resource simply refuses to fulfill the request. In this case, you have to look for alternative ways to reduce the influence of unwanted backlinks to the promoted site.
Eliminating the influence of external links leading to a promoted site from low-quality resources is one of the main tasks in optimizing a site. And recently, the opportunity to remove links has appeared in the Google search engine: in its official blog, this search engine has announced the launch of a new tool for webmasters. This tool allows webmasters (site owners) to “disable” links that are harmful to the site.
Link Rejection Tool.
A tool called Link Reject works as follows. First, you need to select the desired site from the list (if there are several sites), and then use a special form to upload a file containing a list of “bad” links. Google warns that you need to select links with extreme caution since “disabling” links that are selected incorrectly can lead to the site being pessimized in search results.
In the file with a list of sites, links from which you want to “disable”, the addresses are entered one by one in each line. The file is saved with the extension .txt, if necessary, it can be edited on the local computer and then re-uploaded to Google. The size of the file with a list of unwanted links should not exceed 2 MB.
The Google search engine does not guarantee an immediate result after using the “Link Rejection” tool: the list loaded in the file is a recommendation for Google rather than a directive. Nevertheless, after reindexing those pages that were excluded by the webmaster, positive changes may be noticeable.