How to use Disavow tool to get your site protected from bad links?

Disavow tool is the only remedy if your website is penalized because of your SEO’s bad work or your competitor has made your backlinks on [email protected] website. Your website’s top position and your business revenue are enough to get someone jealous. But what to do now?

Google suggest you to get those links removed by contacting the webmasters of those website. But they may ask you for money to remove the link. Don’t worry there is a robust solution and i.e. Google Disavow tool.

How to make disavow file:

Collect all linked domain detail from your search console. Log in to Search Console >> Scroll down and Go to “Links” >> Scroll Down to “Top Linking Sites” >> Click on “MORE” written in blue colour. You will reach to the page where you will see all the linked domain.

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Here you can see the domain names giving link to your website

Now you need to “Export”. See on the top right side. There is an option to export. Check all domains manually and one by one. Whichever domain you seem spam, just add in your disavow file.

Step 1. Collect all the domain information that you want to disavow the links from

Step 2. Open notebook application in your laptop

Step 3. Use domain command and domain name. To disavow a domain (or subdomain) prefix it with “domain:”, for example:

Specify one URL or domain to disavow per line. You cannot disavow an entire subpath, such as


# Two pages to disavow

# One domain to disavow

Download the example of disavow file:

School4Seo-Disavow File

Step 4. Save this notepad file with any name of your choice. But the file extension must be .txt

Step 5. Upload this .txt file to disavow tool at

Step 6. Select your website that you want to secure from bad links

Step 7. Click Disavow links.

Step 8. Choose file that you created and upload.

Google may take 2 to 14 weeks to process your request of disavowing links. But it surely works. Your list will be incorporated into Google index as it recrawl the web and reprocess the pages that Google see. Disavowed links will continue to be shown in the Links report.

Benefits of using Disavow tool:

  • It will protect you from manual action penalty
  • It will get you out from the penalty and negative impact of Penguin update

Always keep this in mind that 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.

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