Google: It's A Terrible Idea To Disavow Links Based On Third-Party Metrics

May 4, 2023 - 7:21 am 2 by

Google Chain Fence

Google's John Mueller said it is a "terrible idea" to disavow links based on metrics from a third-party tool. In fact, John is not a fan of disavowing links in most cases.

When John was asked if one should disavow links based on those pages being under a certain score from a third-party tool, John said no. John wrote on Twitter, "That seems like a terrible idea." "Also, none of those metrics are things Google cares about, as any SEO tool will tell you... hopefully," he added.

Here are those tweets:

DR is an Ahrefs metric, by the way.

Forum discussion at Twitter.


Popular Categories

The Pulse of the search community


Search Video Recaps

Google Core Update Volatility, Helpful Content Update Gone, Dangerous Search Results & Ads Confusion - YouTube
Video Details More Videos Subscribe to Videos

Most Recent Articles

Search Forum Recap

Daily Search Forum Recap: April 17, 2024

Apr 17, 2024 - 4:00 pm
Google Updates

Deepening Google Core Ranking Volatility Hits Yesterday & Today

Apr 17, 2024 - 8:01 am
Google Maps

Google Maps No Longer Will Support Draft Reviews

Apr 17, 2024 - 7:51 am
Google Search Engine Optimization

Google Search Console Adds Unused Ownership Tokens

Apr 17, 2024 - 7:41 am
Google Ads

New Google Ads AI Generated Image Tool For Demand Gen Campaigns

Apr 17, 2024 - 7:31 am

Google Tests Horizontal Lines For Sitelinks & People Also Ask

Apr 17, 2024 - 7:21 am
Previous Story: Confirmed Google Merchant Center Feed Issues