If you are considering performing an analysis on your backlinks for the purpose of disavowing those
links in Google's Webmaster Tools, there are some major warning that you should be aware of:
Warnings From Google about using the Disavow tool to disavow backlinks
"This is an advanced feature and should only be used with caution. If used incorrectly, this feature
can potentially harm your site’s performance in Google’s search results. We recommend that you disavow
backlinks only if you believe you have a considerable number of spammy, artificial, or low-quality links
pointing to your site, and if you are confident that the links are causing issues for you."
- Google Webmaster Tools Disavow Links page
More information from Google Engineers:
Disavow Links Video
- Matt Cutts (Google Engineer) explains the "Disavow links" feature of Google Webmaster Tools.
Video Webmaster Office-hours April 26, 2013
- John Mueller (Google Engineer) talking about the Google Disavow tool - More Video's from John
See this link
for additional information on Analyzing your Backlinks including information on these topics:
- When should I file a reconsideration request?
- Assessing the quality of a site's backlinks
- Cleaning your backlink profile
- Possible outcomes of a Google reconsideration request
I hope you enjoy this free backlink analysis tool. Analyzing and Submitting a Google Disavow document is
something that only experts should do. If you would like to hire experts to analyze your backlinks,
we would be happy to help you.
- Jim Boykin CEO and Founder of Internet Marketing Ninjas
(the people who created this tool).
Try our other tool the The Crack Backlinks Checker Tool
Instructions on getting your Google Backlinks so you can upload them to this tool:
Google Recommends that when analyzing links to your site that you focus on Google Webmaster Tools Links.
For more information please see this tweet,
this video by Mat Cutts
and Google's own Disavow Links Page.
Step #1: Go to your Backlinks in Google Webmaster Tools
- Login to your Google Webmaster Tools account.
- Expand the Site Traffic menu located in the Site Dashboard (left side).
- Under Site Traffic click on Links to your Site.
- On the Links to Your Site page click on More under "Who links the most".
Step #2: Download your Latest Links
- At the top of the Links to Your Site > more page select the Download latest links.
- Save your Latest Links as a csv to your computer.
- If you would like you can view this file in Excel, Open Office Spreadsheet or any simple text editor. Do not modify this file.
Step #3: Start Analyzing your Backlinks.
- Use the form at the top of the page to upload your Google .csv file and begin analyzing your backlinks.
This Penguin Backlink Analysis and Disavow Backlinks Tool is not perfect.
Here are some things you should know about how this tool works:
Notes about "Dead and Live Links":
When this tool starts to analyze your backlinks, after you upload your spreadsheet, the tool first sorts the backlinks by common root domains. Then the Disavow tool checks the first backlink found by that domain, to see if the page and the link is still there. If we find the link, and if you have other links from that site, we assume that all the other links from that domain are still there, and have the same characteristics of the first link. If a link is not found, or a page is dead, and if you have more than 1 link from that domain, we check the second link from that domain. If that too is "dead", then we assume that all links from that domain are "dead". Keep in mind that some of those backlinks where we say they are "dead", may not be.
Sometimes we get an error code (ie, 400 errors or 500 errors) when we check the host, but keep in mind that other browsers may not get an error.
Links not found, those links may be there on those pages, but our crawler was not able to find them. Some of these may be live links.
This tool places NoFollowed links under the "Dead Links" tab, but these links are not "dead", they are just nofollowed backlinks.
What formats do you accept for uploading backlinks? :
Answer: .csv from Google Webmaster Tools Backlinks, Download csv of Links By Date.
This form will accept a .csv file of backlinks and dates, one on each line:
How long does it take for the Google Backlink Checker for Penguin & Disavow Analysis Tool to run?
This tool crawls one link from each unique domain listed in your Google backlinks .csv to see if the link is still live. If we do not find the link, we go to another page to see if that page is live. To achieve the fastest results with this tool please do not use Internet Explorer. Chrome of FireFox will be accelerated and provide the fastest results.
What are the 301ed Domains for:
Sometimes, for many reasons, a company may change their domain name and are appropriately 301 Redirecting the old address to the new address. If you would like to consider links to your old domain a valid link then enter the alternate domains (up to 5 and one per line) in the text box.
What this tool is looking for:
To provide the most complete results possible the tool looks for any link to your base domain. If you enter 'www.here.com' and the tool will return results for any sub domain or page on 'here.com', www and non-www.
We do not share your email with anyone and we will not spam you.
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