How to Use the Disavow Tool the Right Way
This is a process that involves two different steps. You’ll first need to download a certain list of links to your website. Second, you’ll need to create a file that contains the backlinks to be disavowed and get it uploaded to Google.
How do you download links to your website?
- Select a website on the Search Console home page.
- Under the “Search Traffic” tab, choose the “Links to Your Site” link.
- Under the “Who links the most” tab, choose the “More” option.
- Choose the “Download more sample links” tab. If you select the “Download latest links” option, current dates will also show up.
While checking out the external URLs that link to your website in Google Search Console, you’re likely to verify both the non-www and www versions of your site in your GSC account. Google sees this as two different websites.
You must download a file that contains the URLs linking to your website. Once done, create a .txt file using this as well as encoding it in 7-bit ASCII and make sure it contains only the backlinks to be disavowed, disavowing one backlink per line. Perhaps, if you want all backlinks from a URL to be ignored, you may simply add the domain URL.