Recover Faster – Link Detox Boost®
I am very proud to present our latest tool: Link Detox Boost. We are very excited about this amazing new tool to help you recover from your Google penalty faster…a lot faster!
We have also added a few new features to this version.
I look forward to hearing your Google Penalty removal success story.
Wish you success!
Christoph C. Cemper
- Google Penalties take FOREVER!
- Link Risk Management: Pro-active Disavow of Links recommended
- Old News about Google Penalty Recovery?
- How Google values or de-values Bad Links
- Dirty SEO sins of the past
- Introducing Link Detox Boost
- Success Story: Google Penalty recovery in 3 days
- UPDATE: Link Detox Boost CONFIRMED to work on algorithmic penalties (filters)
Google Penalties Take FOREVER!
If you are like the thousands of webmasters who suffered from a Google Penalty (whether it was an algorithmic filter like from the Google Penguin updates or a manual action penalty), then you will know by now how frustrating it can be to play the waiting game with Google.
Even after you have done everything “by the book” according to Google’s recommendations and uploading your disavow files, waiting for Google to not count all the bad links that are hurting your rankings can be a very slow and painful process. You have a business to run and waiting for Google is just not an option any more.
Before I show you this new and advanced Link Detox Boost technology and how it can speed up the Googlebot, you need to understand that a Google Penalty can sometimes be referred to as an “automatic algorithmic filter”, or it can sometimes be a manual penalty. (Or it can be a combination of both automatic and manual.)
Google specifically advised webmasters to use the Disavow tool to clean up and disavow links that you already know are bad. This makes perfect sense because Google’s rules will change all the time. Unfortunately, it will only get worse for webmasters in the near future.
Link Risk Management: Pro-Active Disavow of Links Recommended
If you have some bad links in your profile today, and you can’t sleep because those links are hurting your search engine rankings and your business, then feel free to disavow those bad links ASAP. Matt Cutts confirmed that in a video. This describes the process of Link Risk Management that we have recommended with Link Detox® and “Round-Trip Disavow” for over a year now.
If you have uploaded your disavow file and your website traffic has not returned to its former glory, then there is a good chance that a couple things might have happened. Either the disavow process is not fully completed yet, OR not all the bad links you disavowed have been re-crawled.
This process can take a VERY long time. Uploading all of the bad links to the Google Disavow tool does work, but the time you have to wait for Google to re-crawl the bad links is painfully slow. You will probably notice that the links are never read even after waiting a full month.
Problem – Google is TOO SLOW!
This is exactly the problem. Google Disavow does not work fast unless it’s boosted.
Because even Google themselves say,
The important parts are highlighted above, “As we re-crawl the web”, and this “Can take a number of weeks”. Even though Google makes this statement, Google will only show 20% of the links in Google Webmaster Tools. Therefore, it’s so crucial to combine as many available data-sources in your link analysis.
Google is just Google. They have millions of crawling bots, but only millions of bots for trillions of websites; it’s obvious their resources are probably set to make high authority and trusted sites a priority.
You have to understand that Google is just a machine. Yes, it’s a very large and complex computer system programmed by humans using algorithms, but it’s still just a machine. There are priorities in every machine. And whilst Google is a large corporation, maybe the largest corporation in the world, it’s still not God.
Old News About Google Penalty Recovery?
This really isn’t news. I’m sure you have read this very same problem all over forums, comments, blog posts and videos on Search Engine Watch and Search Engine Land, and possibly in comments on the Matt Cutts video about the disavow process.
How Google Values or De-values Bad Links
One thing that is very obvious is that Google sees bad links as very low quality links, and therefore these links will be assigned low crawling resources. These are the bad links that Google might automatically filter once, and that can also cause manual actions. However, they don’t have much motivation to crawl those poor and risky links very often.
If you have a link on the homepage of Google, The BBC, Wikipedia, or Amazon, you can bet they will re-crawl that link every 5 seconds.
Dirty SEO Sins of the Past
Whether you built a lot of spammy links in the past or hired someone who has done a lot of dirty SEO work to your site (like forum profile links on some long abandoned forum or link directory), then there is a good chance that these links have a very low crawl rate. That means you will be waiting a very long time before you can see any changes in your search engine rankings.
In short, the problem is that Googlebot is lazy when it comes to re-crawling the bad links you disavowed. Googlebot is very active on high quality sites that they deem to be High Quality or High Authority, but those low quality links you added to your disavow file weren’t crawled well in the first place. If you have ever followed spammy link building practices or hired an SEO who did that to your website, then you will know what I mean.
These low quality links will not be detected until Googlebot comes around, and nobody knows “when” that will be.
This is why we built the advanced Link Detox Boost tool to help you push the Googlebot into re-crawling the low quality links you have already asked Google to disavow.
The Googlebot needs to re-crawl these low quality links fast or else you will be waiting a very long time before you notice any changes.
And now this is something you don’t need to worry about anymore.
Introducing Link Detox Boost…
Link Detox Boost forces the Googlebot to crawl the bad links you have disavowed and value the Disavow command, telling it what links not to count towards your site anymore.
We’ve had this technology for many years and used it on our own websites and projects. This advanced and proven technology is now available to you. We even have a success story about it from our beta version.
Google Penalty Gone in 3 Days – a Link Detox Boost Success Story
If you’re thinking, “Boost sounds too good to be true”, then think again…
We have tested it time and time again, and we even recovered a website in as little as 3 days, thanks to the new Link Detox Boost. (Results may vary.)
It was an infographic site that provided a tool to easily make infographics. It also had libraries of infographics and other helpful content. It was a good site, but it received a Manual Action in September. It went from a search engine visibility of 200 to 3, which must have hurt their rankings dramatically.
They submitted their first reconsideration request after they cleaned up many follow widget links, cleaned up other page links, no-followed other links, and disavowed links.
The next Google update came around, and their position worsened. Their site wasn’t removed from the index, but it was past page 6 in the Google SERPS. Basically, the visibility for all relevant keywords was gone.
But here’s the good news…the newly developed Beta of Link Detox Boost was used to boost all disavowed links on October 22. And guess what? On October 24, a couple days later, we saw an email from Google saying, “Your Manual Spam action has been revoked.”
As you can see here, a day later, the rankings really went up. If you look at this chart below in search metrics, over the past 3 weeks it returned to where it was already. They recovered quickly after their 3rd reconsideration request. And as of writing this, 2 months later it ranks better than ever before!
Yes! Now that’s a real boost in recovery performance. More traffic than ever!
Link Detox Boost will save you a LOT of waiting time by helping you recover from your Google Penalty faster. It essentially takes away the guess work of “when” the Googlebot will come around.
If you do not have an account with us, you can sign up here to start using link detox boost.
If you need to boost a lot of disavowed links, you can purchase additional Link Detox Boost credits in the application.
Link Detox Boost also works for Penguin!
UPDATE Feb 10, 2014 – we have it confirmed that Link Detox Boost also works on algorithmic penalties (filters).
The client disavowed ~40% of his links on Friday, got the Domain-wide Link Detox Risk (Domain DTOXRISK™) down to 207, ran Link Detox Boost on Monday, and had an almost instant jump of 20 positions.
What do you think about this new innovation?
- Is the Link Detox Boost driven by the disavow file?
YES. Like the whole link risk management process we introduced with “Round-Trip disavows” Link Detox Boost is driven by the disavow file that you manage between multiple runs of Link Detox. But you can also upload disavow files created manually or in third party tools.
- Will Link Detox Boost be available in all plans
The Link Detox Boost will be available for Superhero, Enterprise, Link Detox Consultant, Link Detox Agency and Link Detox Enterprise accounts.
- Will Link Detox Boost work if there was no manual action algorithmic penalty
UPDATE Feb 10 2014 – we have a confirmed case where Link Detox Boost help a site dropped due to Penalties right after the Link Detox Boosting. They disavowed a lot of links, waited a couple days, then boosted and quickly moved up 20 positions.
- Can I use all my link data sources on boost like GWT or Majestic?
Actually we even strongly encourage you to use as many link sources and link data files you have, just like we did with Link Detox in general. Every single link counts, so upload whatever you have. Thanks to our aggregation, deduplication and verification of those files it doesn’t matter if they are years old! Yes, your link building reports you bought for cheap in 2006 from cheap labor countries will work as well.
- If I had a manual action penalty removed and my traffic has not fully recovered so my site is struggling on ranking - should I use boost?
Yes. We recommend to boost all disavowed links in general, proactively and on an ongoing basis to support your link risk management.
- Will the tool be available as a standalone tool?
No the Link Detox Boost is only available in the Link Detox Consultant plan and up and the LinkResearchTools Superhero plan and up.
- Can Link Detox Boost work with boosting disavow file links for domains from different countries?
Yes, all of our tools work for different countries.
- How fast can Link Detox Boost work? How long does it take for your new technology to boost?
In the best case a recovery took 3 days, but depending on the amount of bad links I disavowed the result could be different for me. E.g. if not enough links were disavowed Google might still not be happy after this boost.
- Should I add the GWT links to the Link Detox before I boost?
Yes, make sure you upload whatever your have as link data source into Link Detox.
However, you should only boost the links that you have actually disavowed!
- Should I use boost if I have received a manual penalty?
When you have received the confirmation from Google and waited another 48 hours, then you can start with Link Detox Boost.
- How long should I wait to run the Link Detox Boost after I have uploaded my disavow file to google?
Please wait until you have received your confirmation mail from Google that they have received your disavow file and then another 48 hours.
- Is boosting too many links dangerous? Should I boost slowly or should I just boost all the links after Google has parsed the disavow file that I uploaded to Google.
You should boost all the links which you have also uploaded in your disavow file. You can boost all the links at once.
- Does the boost tool also support the domain syntax?
- Can I use the Boost tool multiple times?
If you only want to check if links were crawled, you have unlimited Reprocessing for that in your reports.
For new Link Detox Boost runs (i.e. new links disavowed) you need additional credits and if you run out of credits you can buy them in the upgrade section.
- How many credits does it cost to run a Link Detox Boost?
Currently you need one credit per 300 disavowed links/domains.
Therefore it’s “cheaper” to disavow on domain level (recommended for spammy domains) than on page level.
- What does the Link Detox Boost guarantee?
We guarantee that we do our best to make your disavows taken into account by Google. But since we are not affiliated with Google in any way there’s no other guarantee at all.
- Is there a limit on how many links can be boosted?
Technically the limit is maximum 150.000 links in one go at the moment.
Commercially it’s limited by the number of Link Detox Boost credits you have in your plan or buy as add-on credits.
- Can you tell me more about what advanced technology that Boost is using.
We cannot disclose all the details but we are using the advanced methods to push the Googlebot in many ways that are not hurting any guidelines.
- How long does it take to get out of Penguin 2.1?
It depends. You have to do a lot of link removal work and also upload the LINK DETOX disavow file to Google and then it is up to Google how long it takes. Please also monitor your backlinks to be sure that you will not receive new bad backlinks
However, with the new Link Detox Boost we will be able to speed up the process noticeably!
- How do I know that the disavowed links I just uploaded have reached Google? Will I get an email notification? How long will I have to wait to see the result?
Google will take the disavowed links into account when they crawl them again. Unfortunately they will not provide you with a confirmation mail or email notification. So it depends when your site will get crawled again.
However we strongly recommend you to use the advanced tool Link Detox Boost to speed up the process of Google factoring in your disavow file.
- Does the Google Disavow Tool only work if you submit a reconsideration request?
We assume this is a myth. The Disavow Tool confirms your upload within 24-48 hours and from then on the Google Crawlers have that information. The Link Detox Boost tool then furthermore helps get those disavow commands to the Googlebot work in faster than they used to.
- When does Google take the disavowed links into account?
Unfortunately nobody knows exactly when Google takes the disavowed links into account. It can take several weeks or even months. But we have also built the Boost tool that you can use to speed up the process of Google crawling your disavowed links.
- Will the Link Detox Boost get linked to the Google Webmaster Account?
It is planned; However, not necessary.
- I had a site that had a manual action. I did a few rounds of link removal and disavow. The manual action was removed. Would you recommend Link Detox Boost for a disavow list from over 6 months ago? Site is still struggling on rankings.
Google has no logical reason to crawl the spam links therefore it is recommended to use the Link Detox Boost. Probably some pages are still affected by Penguin.
- Do I have to wait for the next data refresh of Google to see if a link removal was successful?
No. Usually you should see effects in link building or link removing after a couple days or weeks. Of course very low quality links are only re-crawled every couple months, which could pose a problem. Use the new Link Detox Boost to be better safe than sorry and waiting.
- Quick question for LinkBoost: Do you have to enter all the individual URLs, or does it also work on domain level, for example: domain: xyz.com?
domain is sufficient
- What if the link I disavowed is still on the linking page? Does it make a difference how quick google revisits the page/poor link if the link is still there?
Ideally we want the bad link gone, but practically that can be difficult. Please make sure you have uploaded the disavow file to Google Webmaster Tools, got confirmation and waited at least 48 hours before starting Boost.