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Bing Introduces Disavow Backlinks Tool

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With the last Google algorithm update known as the Penguin update, the topic of "bad" links has come up quite a bit lately. Google's Penguin update targeted websites that were "overly" optimized and one of the penalties issued was for unnatural or "spammy" backlinks. This has obviously been a problem for Google rankings, but Bing has taken action in effort to not follow in Google's footsteps but still eliminate the problem and they have "announced a new configuration area in Bing Webmaster Tools called "Disavow Links." The tool is for submitting URLs of spammy or low-quality sites that link to you or links to your site that seem "unnatural." The new tool can be found under the Configure My Site area of Bing Webmaster Tools.The tool allows you to provide Bing with signals that alert Bing to links you don't trust, according to [URL="http://www.bing.com/community/site_blogs/b/webmaster/archive/2012/06/27/disavow-links-you-don-t-trust.aspx"]Bing's blog post[/URL]. There are no limits to the links you can disavow. Doing so helps send signals to Bing that suggest you want to distance yourself from the site providing the link to you.

For more on this, see [URL="http://searchenginewatch.com/article/2188334/Bing-Webmaster-Tools-Lets-You-Disavow-Backlinks"]Search Engine Watch[/URL].

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