Recently, Google made an announcement saying, “Today we’re completing the migration of the Disavow links tool to the new Search Console interface.” The migration of the Disavow tool was pending for a long time. Almost a year after officially closing down the old version of Google Search Console, they have migrated the disavow link tool from the old Search Console to the new Search Console.
But, Google goes on to caution, “This is an advanced feature and should only be used with caution. If used incorrectly, this feature can potentially harm your site’s performance in Google Search results.”
Google explains, “If you have a manual action against your site for unnatural links to your site, or if you think you’re about to get such a manual action (because of paid links or other link schemes that violate our quality guidelines), you should try to remove the links from the other site to your site. If you can’t remove those links yourself, or get them removed, then you should disavow the URLs of the questionable pages or domains that link to your website.”
The new location for the disavow link tool is – https://search.google.com/search-console/disavow-links
Google will now let you download a disavow file as a text file, and will no longer limit the error reports for uploaded files to just 10 errors.
How you can use it
As we all know, Google has always ignored bad links rather than penalizing businesses for it. But if manual action is taken against your site for unnatural links, or if you think you are about to get one because of paid links or link schemes that violate the quality guidelines, Google prefers that you ask the other site to remove those links first. If you can’t get them removed, you can then use this tool to disavow those sites.