If you couldn’t prevail at removing unnatural links through traditional methods, you should obviously try disavowing them. But the tool should be used only in specific situations, such as a Manual Penalty. If you’re unsure how to use it and what it’s capable of doing, you should avoid it. However, if you think you’ve tried everything else, it’s worth a shot. … [Read more...] about When Not to Use the Google Disavow Tool?
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How To Easily Disavow Links As stated above, you usually have to disavow links in severe cases of web spam and negative SEO attacks or manual actions. In case your site was massively spammed or already penalized and you have no way of removing those links, then you can use the Disavow Tool without any limitations to try and fix things. … [Read more...] about When You Should and Shouldn’t Use the Google Disavow Tool
This is actually something we covered in 2003 where we covered "The URL removal tool does not remove URLs from the index, it removes them from our search results. The difference is subtle, but it's a part of the reason why you don't see those submissions affect the indexed URL count." … [Read more...] about Google URL Removal Tool Does Not Stop Crawling; It Hides The URL In Search
GWT shows you the number of errors, lists the pages, and shows a graph of your count over time for that particular error so you can see whether it’s been a gradual change or a more sudden occurrence (perhaps a code push caused unforeseen errors with a section of the site that no one noticed). … [Read more...] about Google Webmaster Tools: An Overview
The future for Google Webmaster Tools (as well as Google Analytics) continues to provide a wealth of metrics and features for SEOs to look forward to. More specific data that can be compared against one another (e.g. Do links with authorship get more traffic than those that don’t?) would certainly be helpful for SEOs, as well as scheduled reports that could be emailed via CSV or PDF. Webmaster tools should be monitored regularly (as well as Bing Webmaster Tools) to make sure your websites are optimized correctly for search traffic. … [Read more...] about The SEO Professional’s Guide to Google Webmaster Tools