DansSitesRScrewed - 11:28 pm on Dec 23, 2013 (gmt 0)
First, this is by far the best forum I have found on SEO and such, so props to the owner. Second, what an awesome tool Internet Marketing Ninjas has developed to find bad back links. So hats off to them.
Anyway, here is my issue. I just ran the Google Penguin Update - Disavow Analysis tool. I have to be honest, it looks to me that ALL our freakin back links are bad. We hired an SEO company that did nothing but build bad links for the last few years. I was able to remove some of them, however I'm sure I need to submit a disavow file, but had a few questions.
1) What is the sure proof way to make sure a link is 100% bad?
2) I don't want to remove all links cause I am worried my site will drop even more. I'm sure there are some semi-good links that might be helping.
3) After submitting disavow file, typically how long does it take to recover? We have two sites, one seems to be under penguin and panda updates and the other received a manual penalty for certain bad links for certain terms.
I went on the Google webmaster's forum and got nothing but ridiculed about how sH#ty my back links were and what a piece of crap for allowing this SEO company to work for us. So that was no help.
Can someone please just give me some solid advice about how to make sure I am pulling out the bad links? And we do not have a budget to pay thousands of dollars to pay a company to remove them, hence why I am trying to get better educated.