What is link repair? This is the process of link pruning under another name. You need to crawl the links, put them all together in a spreadsheet, and then manually check them one by one. advertisement Continue reading below Mark them as spam or non-spam and define what type of link they are, depending on how you do it. I am bored. And yes, it's a lot of hard manual work. But returning to Google's good grace is worth it. And yes, I know Google says one thing and then they say another. That's why we think it's best to follow official guidelines, unless there's a new announcement that further reaffirms what
Google can and won't reward. Alternatively, decide to completely abolish certain link acquisition methods (or "don't allow" if you need cheeky SEO humor). Link repair aims to be a slower and more tedious process. If it doesn't take you a while, you're not doing it right. Although some automation exists, it is not always possible to accurately review a site using a program or ghost mannequin effect service AI. Just because they can't replace real human perception. But they are approaching. advertisement Continue reading below Remove toxic spam links The next important part of the link cleanup task is to remove toxic links. Google's official guidelines for deleting links stipulate that you should spend as much time as you spend deleting links. They recommend that you consider removing them in their webmaster guidelines.
If you can't remove those links, you can deny them. Ideally, this means creating and running a link removal campaign that contacts the webmaster who has the link on your site and asks you to remove the link directly (by email). If you think this is boring, you are right. If you think this will take some time, you're right too. Again, they want to see you remove as many links as possible. Also, for large sites with large link profiles, this can take even more time. Do you remember my previous honest advice? Don't fall into a manual action penalty in the first place. advertisement Continue reading below Finally, create a denial file The final step in this process is to create a denial file. This file acts as a notification to Google, letting you know that your