Link Cleaning

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Has your site been hit by a Google penalty? Are you afraid there's a risk of getting one in the future? Spammy backlinks can seriously harm your keyphrase rankings, search engine traffic, and if your links get you hit by a Google penalty, they can cause serious harm to your business.

We offer a professional link cleaning service to remove any links that might threaten your rankings. Our advanced link cleaning process is tried, tested and conducted manually by Forensic SEO specialists. We've successfully lifted penalties for dozens of sites, and protected many more from getting one.

Our process will remove the bad links, leaving the good ones to work their magic. If you’ve received a penalty, link cleaning is a crucial step in your recovery.

Give us a call on +44 (0) 3301 333480 to clean up your link profile and get your site back to full health.


What is link cleaning?

Link cleaning is a crucial part of the modern SEO and penalty recovery process.

After you've identified the risky links pointing to your site, you need an effective process to remove or 'clean' them. In some scenarios, it can be effective just to disavow risky links. But in others, such as when you have a manual link penalty, it's essential that you actually clean them. 

In general, it's a good idea to clean the links even if you could get away with just disavowing them - let's face it, it makes better sense to know they're actually gone.

Link cleaning can help you remove a penalty or protect from getting one in the future. If it’s done as a preventative measure, link cleaning has been shown to improve the overall quality of your link profile and keyphrase rankings.

Link cleaning should be a thorough process that’s carried out manually and methodically. It should ensure any unnatural or risky links are removed properly, ethically, and your actions should be documented at every stage along the way. If you’re looking to get a penalty removed, Google will want to see evidence that you’ve taken real steps to clean up your link profile.

What we can do

We offer a meticulous link cleaning service to help secure your site against any links that might be holding you back. 

Once we’ve confirmed the list of links to clean with you, we hunt down the correct contact details for every site. We email them a request to remove the link, based on a template that can be personalised, and contacting each site at least three times through every available contact method. We use a remote email owned by you to make sure the removal requests look legitimate to the sites being contacted, and so we can submit the emails to Google if required.

All responses are handled one by one. Some webmasters will ask for payment to have the link removed – we’ll negotiate where possible and liaise with you on the costs. If we find some webmasters are slow to respond, we'll shout from the nearest lamp-post to get their attention and keep at it until we have the desired effect. And we know a few other legal, ethical tricks to help motivate them. 

Throughout the entire process we’ll record our steps in an accessible spreadsheet format so that you (and Google) can see each step we’re taking to clean your link profile. At the end of the process, we’ll confirm how many links have been cleaned.

Need to clean up your link profile? Contact us or call us on +44 (0) 3301 333480.

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