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The Link Disinfection tool

The Link Disinfection tool helps you to get rid of backlinks that can harm the rankings of your web pages on Google. SEOprofiler is a tool that uses only white-hat SEO methods. If you have used SEOprofiler to promote your website, you don't need the Link Disinfection tool.

If you have switched to SEOprofiler because your website has been damaged by another SEO tool or an SEO service that used shady methods to promote your website, the Link Disinfection tool can help you a lot.

What exactly does the Link Disinfection tool do?

Google does not like the following backlink types:

If many of the backlinks that point to your website fall into one of these categories, it is likely that Google will penalize your site. In this case, you will get a notification message in Google Webmaster Tools.

If you have received a notification from Google, the Link Disinfection tool can help you to clean up your backlink profile. The Link Disinfection tool analyzes the backlinks that point to your website and it filters the backlinks that might be suspicious.

How to work with the Link Disinfection tool

The Link Disinfection tool assigns a risk score to each link. The score ranges from 0 to 100%. The higher the risk score, the more likely it is that the link has a negative effect on the rankings of your website.

A score below 65% means that the link is probably okay. A score of 65% or above means that you should check the link. Even if the Link Disinfection tool assigns a high risk score to a link, it can be that the link is still okay (although that's not likely).

Do the following to clean up your backlink profile:

Step 1: Check the links that are listed in the Link Disinfection tool list.

Click a link in the Link Disinfection tool to visit the linking web page. If you don't want to have a link from the page, click the "Add" link to add the link as a toxic link to the Link Manager:

Link Disinfection tool

Step 2: Contact the owners of the linking websites and ask them to remove the link.

Toxic links are marked in red in the Link Manager. They also have a red beaker icon instead of the regular website favicon.

The Link Manager can help you to get the contact information of other websites. Use the 'Contact Finder Pro™' feature to get the contact information of the linking site. Then contact the webmaster of the other site and ask them to remove the link to your page.

Link Disinfection tool: contact information

Step 3: Submit backlinks to Google's disavow links tool

Some webmasters won't remove the spammy links to your website. In addition, many spam websites don't have any contact information at all. In that case, create a disavow links file and submit it to Google.

The Link Disinfection tool in SEOprofiler can create the disavow links file for you. Google's disavow links tool enables you to inform Google about backlinks that you don't want. You can use that tool if a website doesn't want to remove the harmful backlink to your site.

Link Disinfection tool: disavow links

Only use Google's disavow links tool if you must!

You only have to use Google's disavow links tool if you spammed Google with artificial links in the past. If you haven't done that, you don't have to disavow backlinks. It is normal that some of the backlinks that point to a website have a low quality.

  • Only use the disavow links tool if Google has penalized your website.
  • Check every single link to make sure that it really is a bad backlink.
  • Disavowing good backlinks can have a negative influence on the rankings of your website.

If you haven't received a penalty notification from Google, you don't have to disavow backlinks.

Continue with 'The Link Opportunity Finder'.

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