Only 13% Claim Google's Disavow Tool Worked For Them

Apr 16, 2014 • 8:12 am | comments (21) by twitter Google+ | Filed Under Google Search Engine Optimization

Google DisavowWe ran a poll late last year asking did Google's disavow link tool work for you or not?

As you know, the Google Disavow Tool launched in October of 2012. Since then webmasters and SEOs have been obsessed with it and using it all the time.

But does it work? Does it help you improve your rankings and remove penalties? Well, I know for a fact it does help remove penalties, but does that lead to better rankings always? Not always.

We polled our audience and with 670+ responses and only 13% of those said using this tool worked for them. 37% said they are not sure if it worked or not and 50% said they are confident it had no impact.

Here is the pie chart:

google disavow results

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

Forum discussion continued at Black Hat World.

Note: I am offline today and this post was pre-scheduled to be automatically posted. So if I am delayed in responding to issues or comments, I apologize in advance.

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