Some SEOs disavow their disavow file

Google has a disallowance tool, a tool reluctantly launched in 2012 that lets you tell Google which links you don’t want them to count and which point to your site. Turns out there are a number of SEOs who end up disavowing their disavow tool – which has no impact on anything – but it’s done.

Google says on the help doc “If you have manual action against your site for unnatural linking to your site, or if you think you are about to get such manual action (due to paid links or other linking schemes that violate our quality guidelines), you should try to remove the links from the other site to your site. If you cannot remove these links yourself, or have them removed, then you should disavow the URLs of the pages or pages. questionable domains that link to your website. “

Pedro Dias made a joke on Twitter that you should disavow the disavow tool. Gary Illyes of Google responded by saying that “you would be surprised at how many people have the URL for this tool in their disallowance file.” So it looks like people are actually doing it.

Then the jokes start to roll:

Even if you disavow your disavow file, it won’t prevent Google from properly handling URLs for that file. While I’m not even sure how to disavow the disavow file would work properly, the logic behind why someone would even try to do it.

Discussion forum at Twitter.