47% Won't Proactively Disavow Links In Google

May 16, 2013 • 8:29 am | comments (10) by | Filed Under Google Search Engine Optimization

Google Disavow Link ToolA couple of weeks ago I polled you guys on the question of if you proactively disavow links or not. The question came up in that many are fearing the Penguin updates as well as manual link penalties and thus want to be good boys and girls by being proactive about this.

That being said, many are not a fan of proactively using the disavow link tool because it might end up resulting in a downgrade in ranking. Because if Google didn't devalue the links and you disavow them, then your rankings may drop if you use the tool. It is a now verus later decision.

So how about the results? We asked "Do You Proactively Disavow Links?"

  • 47% said never have, never plan on it
  • 39% said they have but only very rarely
  • 14% said they do it all the time

Google Disabow Proactive Poll

Forum discussion continued at WebmasterWorld.

Disclaimer: Please see my poll disclaimer post before coming to any conclusions on these results.

This story was scheduled to be posted today and was not written today, as I am offline today.

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