Getting Rid Of Those Silly Links

Apr 24, 2012 • 8:31 am | comments (25) by | Filed Under Link Building Tips & SEO

Silly StringsA WebmasterWorld thread has an SEO asking how do other SEOs go about removing links. The SEO said, "deleting articles or removing links can be very time consuming," and what process do you use to identify and remove those links?

As you know, Google has sent out a huge number of unnatural link notifications to webmasters and because of it, SEOs and webmasters are on a mission to clean up their link profiles.

Most SEOs would consider getting links to be easier than removing links but either way, the job of the SEO is to remove those silly and unnatural links from the site's profile.

How do you do it?

Dixon Jones has an excellent blog post at the Majestic SEO blog named Unnatural Links Investigations. The post takes you through finding all those types of unnatural links by using link tools. It helps you find site wide links, "over-hyped" anchor text links, 301 bad ones, link network links, and downright bad links.

Once you identify the links and have a listing of them, then you need to do whatever it takes to get rid of them. How? Same as you would to acquire those links. Call, email, beg and even - dare I say it - pay to have them removed.

Yea, a new business model. Paying to remove links instead of buying links.

What works for you?

Forum discussion at WebmasterWorld.

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