As webmasters, we may want to have harmful links removed from our client’s websites, which means that we must send out a number of link removal requests. More so, website owners probably receive a number of these requests as well. Essentially, a website link removal requests occurs when another site owners asks you to remove their link from your website.
Unfortunately, this process may not be as easy as it seems; however, it can be simplified. In order to create a better link profile, it is imperative to request links to be removed from certain websites, typically websites that are spammy, or are lower ranking than your site.
Here are the top five ways to ask for link removal:
- It is important to have an email associated with the domain of the link you are trying to get removed. By doing so, other webmasters will easily be able to recognize the domain name, and know it is actually someone from that domain asking for the link to be removed.
- Make sure to explain the specifics of why you are requesting a link to be removed, and where the link is located on their website. It is recommended to send the admin the specific URL where the link is located. Screen shots are very helpful in these scenarios.
- Explain why you’re asking the website owner to remove links from their site. This does not need to be a long explanation, and can simply explain that you are trying to remove as many links as possible to your site.
- Be kind and persuasive when asking for the link removal, as some webmasters may take offense when asked to have a link removed. Plus, it is much easier to get a link removed when you ask in a kind manner, rather than an angry one.
- Keep the message short and sweet. There is no need for a long email explaining every single reason for the link removal. Simply ask for it to be removed, a brief explanation, and leave it at that.
This simple guide will help you get your links removed without the hassle, and seem to be much more effective than other techniques used. It may even help you generate some lost connections in the end, which can always be beneficial for future business.
Lastly, Google has a Disavov Tool, which will allow us to disassociate your website from any site that you believe is low quality and may be hurting your rankings. By using these tools and techniques, your website will be clean of any unwanted links, and become more Google friendly.