LocalU Faculty
May 17, 2013
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So like I told Joy, we generally will disavow the links to dead pages of a site that was hacked. That being said:

1) Generally double bag things

2) I like to be explicit and declarative when we run away from things.

3) It's overkill
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LocalU Faculty
May 17, 2013
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Because trusting Google to get it right is a terrible idea, imho.

Cherie Dickey

Local Search Expert
Jan 30, 2018
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I would. But to keep things simple, I'd disavow the domain rather than each and every link in this case. It depends on the domain, of course, but these sites are hacked and most likely low quality anyway. SEMRush makes it pretty easy to do, and even helps export the disavow file for me after I've selected the domains.


LocalU Faculty
Jul 18, 2012
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Copying what Marie Haynes said on Twitter: "Like Bill said, if they point to 404 pages they'll be dead links. Otherwise it's a tough call. I usually ignore. G is pretty good at ignoring this kind of link. Exception would be a site that has it's own history of SEO made link spam. "
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