What Are the Most Frequently Disavowed Domains, URLs, IPs and ccTLDs? DisavowFiles.com
In June 2015, Bruce Clay launched DisavowFiles.com. Our goal was to create an easy to use tool that allows you to see whether or not other webmasters are disavowing a site.
DisavowFiles is a free, crowdsourced project. Upload your disavow files to the database and see what domains linking to yours have been disavowed by others, in turn. It’s a community project that everyone is invited to participate in to put the power of disavow transparency back into SEOs’ hands.
There’s been lots to learn along the way.
Since release, we’ve captured a lot of data. To date there are:
- 1,840,287,252,622 disavowed URLs
- 13,997,396 disavowed domains
This is a lot of data from the SEO community, so we thought we’d say thank you by sharing some crucial information about the disavow files that have been uploaded.
Top 10 Domain Wide Disavows
The following are the top ten domain wide disavows across all disavow files that were submitted.
Top 20 URL Level Disavows
The following are the top twenty URL-level disavows across all disavow files.
Top 15 Disavowed IPs
The following are the top fifteen disavowed IPs:
Most Disavowed ccTLDs (Domain Level)
The following are most disavowed ccTLDs on the domain-wide level:
Most Disavowed ccTLDs (URL Level)
The following are most disavowed ccTLDs on the URL level:
Good Sites People Disavowed
Sometimes good links can get listed on a disavow file, and that’s dangerous according to Google.
"Disavowing links from sites like CNN is batshit stupid" – Wise words from Gary Illyes 👍#BrightonSEO
— Lian (@li4n) September 15, 2017
Below is the number of times people disavowed non-malicious sites like Google, Bing, Yahoo, etc.
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Obviously our data doesn’t include everything out there on the web, but it is still interesting to see what people are disavowing.
What’s Next for Disavow Files?
Googler Gary Illyes recommends judicious use of disavow files, saying that disavows can directly impact SEO.
"If it makes you feel better, use the disavow tool. Be mindful that is a very powerful tool. " @methode #brightonseo
— Aleyda Solis (@aleyda) September 15, 2017
We hope you will use the tool to gather insight on your disavow data and provide intelligence to the community. Upload your disavow files at DisavowFiles.com.
*Disclaimer: This article is not an instructional piece giving information about which sites to disavow. Our only aim is to provide the SEO community with insight about the common tendencies of disavow files. Bruce Clay, Inc. recommends that all the domains you elect to disavow be reviewed and approved by an SEO expert prior to submitting to search engines. For further direction or assistance, please see our Complete Guide to Disavowing Links for Google and Bing or consider our SEO Penalty Assessment Service.
18 Replies to “What Are the Most Frequently Disavowed Domains, URLs, IPs and ccTLDs? DisavowFiles.com”
I think this project is great but maybe more care should be use in vetting your users. A “want-a- be” Black Hatter could use this list as a guild to find places to put their toxic links.
Google has all the tech needed to manage and mitigate link without the Disavow Tool.
You have to ask why did they create the disavow tool?
John: Interestingly, just today there’s an article by Marie Haynes reporting on the efficacy of disavowing links in some cases even today: https://www.mariehaynes.com/does-disavowing-links-work-2019/
Strangely enough, I had never heard of this tool until today. I’m glad I came across it because we recently received a negative SEO email threat from a hacker group out of Europe. We’ll have to watch closely over the coming weeks so I hope this will help in our efforts to deflect any issues.
Yes, this is all true. However I am confused about the progress of submitting a request in disavow tool.
How much time does it take to get some results from it?
JDM: Thanks for participating! Once you upload a disavow file, you can use the Domain Look-up tool to see data about your site, including the number of external backlinks pointed at your domain, number of referring domains, Majestic’s Trust Flow and Citation Flow scores for your domain, as well as how many times your domain or its URLs have been disavowed by others in the database. The data about individual backlinks to your site that have been disavowed by others usually shows up within a couple of hours. If you still have questions, email email@example.com.
Yeah really strange to see Best Of The Web on there since people were paying hundreds of dollars for those links. Have they been found to pull websites down who had legacy listings, perhaps?
We rarely disavow a link and find with some of the recent algo updates that Google does a good job weeding these out. Webmaster should be very careful using this tool and know what they are doing.
Thank you! This is an amazing post . I found here a very useful resource! we must try this. Great!
I’ve found linked from Google itself, It’s a good sign right?
Jasa Penbuatan: People should be very careful not to disavow legitimate domains such as Facebook.com, Google.com, Wikipedia.com, etc. You want links from those places!
Google Support calls the disavow tool “an advanced feature” because it can let webmasters shoot themselves in the foot. For help using it correctly, see https://support.google.com/webmasters/answer/2648487?hl=en
Blackhat seo’s must be having a field day with this tool. Not good.
John Beagle: Hey John. Not sure why you would think so. This is a crowd-sourced, anonymized database. Webmasters and SEOs submit their disavow files to help build up the database; they then receive a list of sites linking to their own domain that have been disavowed by other sites. It’s a tool to inform legitimate SEOs of backlinks they should evaluate more closely. There’s no benefit for blackhat SEOs. For more explanation, see DisavowFiles.com.