Getting hit by the Google Penguin algorithm can severely hurt your business’s online visibility. It is also challenging to understand which links are being penalized since Google does not provide that information. In order to obtain link data, use the four sites below:
Be sure to focus on all follow links and avoid no follow links. Look at a small sampling of links rather than every single link. For instance, if you see 12 links, check 3 of them and if they are bad, disavow the entire domain.
Links you should definitely eliminate are:
- Article directory links
- Links from countries that you do not provide service to
- Links from link sharing scheme
- Links that were paid for
Remember, Google likes that you put effort into cleaning up bad links which lead you to a penalty. It’s crucial to disavow an entire domain rather than the individual links. Some easy tools include Link Detox and Remove’em. Just make sure to get into the mindset that this is an important task that takes time and focus.