joined:Apr 1, 2016
I was checking out my backlinks in GSC and discovered links from 30 different websites pointing to one specific page. Given the nature of my site this type of pattern is not expected. So I checked into it. It turns out that there is an article from Forbes linking to that page. Great! I thought. I went to dig deeper to find that the link is is no-followed. But this is only 1 of the 30 websites, the 29 other sites are all "local" newspaper websites that have taken the story and re-hashed it. I'm not even certain that these are real newspaper websites, they all appear to be built on the same WP-theme. I suspect that they are scrapper sites.
Here is the real kicker, these potential "scrapper sites" have not no-followed the links to my site. So basically I have one "valuable" link that is no followed (so no value passed) and a bunch of "low quality" links all passing signals. There could be more than those reported, because GSC is not the most reliable at reporting links.
So need I worry? Should I disavow the links (not like disavow will do much)?