Google: Ignore Spammy Links Even When A Whole Penalized Site Is Redirected To You

Dec 23, 2022 • 7:11 am | comments (11) by | Filed Under Google Search Engine Optimization

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Google's advice since Penguin 4.0 was that you don't need to disavow links since the links are neutralized (devalues vs demotes) and don't end up helping or hurting you. In short, Google ignores those links. This even applies to when someone redirects a site that was penalized for spammy links to your site, said John Mueller of Google.

John was asked, "does your advice regarding ignoring bad links pointing to your site (and no need to disavow), also apply if someone redirected an entire website that is penalized or has spammy links to your site?" He replied on Twitter with one word - "Yes."

So yes, this also applies when someone redirects a spammy website to your site.

Here are those tweets:

Forum discussion at Twitter.

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