Ok, to clarify right away, I don't work to get backlinks at all, as per good SEO practices defended at WA. But we all know we get them anyway, once your website starts having some traffic.

My question is about how to know about them through google (get a list of the domains), how to know if they are affecting rank, and how to "clean" your site from them if they are hurting ranking. Should I worry about this?

Thanks in advance to everyone,

Sofia

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nathaniell Premium Plus
You can do this via Google, and it's somewhat straightforward. You make a spreadsheet of bad individual URLs or entire domains, then submit the document to Google. HOWEVER, most people don't need to do this. Google is very smart, and can see if links are spam. Everyone in the world has spam links to their domain. Whatever garbage links are pointing to your domain right now are almost certainly having zero effect.

The only time I would consider this is if you had a mega huge website undergoing a sophisticated negative SEO attack, and then it would be a monthly thing you'd probably have to do going forward. Right now, I don't think it's worth your time!
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SofiaMM Premium
Thanks, really helpful answer :)
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jofa Premium
Nice to see your write-up. it has been quite a while.

John

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jofa Premium
Hi, I recently did a Video training about How to Remove Bad Backlinks From Website Using Google Tool (Negative SEO). It will help you greatly.

See it here: Regards
John
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SofiaMM Premium
Thanks for the answer.
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AbieAJ Premium Plus
Hi

You may review below resource

https://yoast.com/clean-bad-backlinks/
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SofiaMM Premium
Thanks for your info.
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