Should I disavow natural backlinks on forums?

by CamSpy   Last Updated January 11, 2018 11:04 AM

I was running backlinks analysis and it shown me some suspisious backlinks on forums. These links are natural, as users of these forums shared links with others.

Should I disavow such links in GWT?

Answers 2

You should keep them if:
- If they are normal urls (not with weird parameters)
- The forum is of proper ranking (not spammy, decent reputation etc)
- The forum is about the same general stuff as you have (eg: forum->cars & you->puppies = useless)

If it doesn't harm you, don't disgard. Backlinks have value in Google, but quality over quantity, but a backlink is a backlink. Maybe it's not the most optimal place to get linked from, but if users click the link and visit your site, who cares? You just got a visiter :)

PS: Bing! goes with the quantity over quality logic, so that will benefit.

June 02, 2014 08:53 AM

No, you don't need to worry about those links if they are relevant or shared in the related place. (Source:

But, if you found any malicious or unnatural backlink then you need to remove them immediately.

To do this,

Step 1: Go to the disavow links tool page of Microsoft.

Step 2: Select your website.

Step 3: Click Disavow links.

Step 4: Click Choose file.

For more you can visit

Varsha Khemka
Varsha Khemka
January 11, 2018 10:07 AM

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