Google has just released their “disavow link” tool.
If you're going to use it, use it carefully. Test first. Err on the side of caution.
Personally, I don't intend to use it at all. I understand why people want it but… no.
On a related note – do you have any idea how many ex-friends and ex-clients still have me looped into access to their GWT accounts? Access that I myself can't revoke if I wanted to. If I were an evil person, I could do some *serious* damage.
Time to check who all has access to your GWT. Do it NOW.
I'd have to either have pretty serious issues to use it. Or in corner cases like when you have bought an existing site with bad links and you want to start fresh.
To me it's using a cannon to kill a few mosquitos. But I've never had a problem with links.
Yeah now that you mention it, we still have access to a lot of clients GA accounts… I wonder if it would make sense to contact them, and let them know?
I don't think that GA access will affect this particular issue, but in general, probably a good idea. I am still connected to the GA accounts of people who are *dead*
Only site owner can disavow – just tried to do it on a client site and could not. I see why that would be worrisome though.
Yea; I'm not listed as an associate – I'm listed as one of the owners on all sites in my accounts. Most of them I originally set up myself.
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