Bad backlinks are the links that harm your SEO. Websites with low-quality backlinks have lower chances to rank in the top results in Google. But, before you remove your backlinks, here are few things that you need to keep in your mind.
There are a lot of tools that claim to detect your bad backlinks automatically. Don’t go with them and avoid them, otherwise, you might end up removing some of your best links. There is no secret formula to remove links. So, consider removing them yourself rather than hiring a company. Removing backlinks is often not enough to get rid of a Google penalty. You also have to create and submit a disavow report with all the bad backlinks.
How to remove backlinks?
It can be a time-consuming process, especially when removing hundreds and thousands of backlinks. Also, you need to keep this in mind that it is impossible to remove all the backlinks. Follow the following steps to remove bad backlinks.
Identify the bad backlinks.
Find the contact information on the website. If no contact details are available, who can help you find the email address used to register the domain or host the website?
Email them and make them clear about the bad backlink you want to remove. If you are not getting a reply in 5-10 business days, send a follow-up.