Eric Kuan from Google said that “Google may not process them (disavowed links) if they don’t see you making a serious manual attempt at removing those links.” If you’ve spammed the website yourself, that makes sense. However, if you’re the victim of a negative SEO attack, it’s kind of unfair, don’t you think? … [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
Here’s where you can access all of the information about the sitemaps that GWT has been informed of. To test a sitemap, click the add/test sitemap button, and GWT will inform you if the sitemap appears to be valid. If it is, then simply add the sitemap using the same procedure, except clicking the add sitemap button. … [Read more...] about Google Webmaster Tools: An Overview
Another section of the site that displays words and phrases that people are using to get to your website is the search queries section, which is also under the Traffic tab on the left navigation menu. The metrics that Webmaster Tools displays here are more specific than the top-level reports that Google Analytics gives and includes the number of clicks, CTR, change from the current 30 days to the previous 30 days, and average search position. … [Read more...] about The SEO Professional’s Guide to Google Webmaster Tools