What is Link Detox?
Link removal / detox is a process of evaluating links that can be negatively affecting your website’s ranking and eliminating those links. A quality link can look exactly the same as a toxic link, even to an experienced professional. Identifying these toxic links is one of the most important aspects of the link detox/removal process. After the toxic links have been identified, contacting webmasters requesting for your link to be removed is the second part of this process. In many cases, when link removal was initiated due to an algorithmic or manual penalty, an additional phase is necessary to complete the process. The third phase would be creating a disavow file and submitting a reconsideration request (explained further below). In a nutshell, this is the Google unnatural links penalty recovery.
Our objective is to remove the links that prevent your website from taking high ranking positions in Google. This is one of the services that successfully helps our clients regain traffic to their site.
Clean Your Link Profile
Do you suffer from a decrease in incoming traffic? Have your rankings dropped recently? Did your bottom line take a hit? If you answered ‘yes’ to one or more of the questions above, your site has likely been given a penalty by Google.
What is a Penalty?
The term ‘penalty’ refers to a negative effect on your search engine rankings for a certain keyword or a number of keywords. A penalty can either be given automatically by Google’s algorithm, or issued manually by Google’s spam team.
Panda is the codename given by Google to an algorithm change intended at coping with websites that offer little content, duplicate content and/or low quality content. A website penalized by Panda can expect a drop in rankings for some or even all landing pages. This update was activated in March 2012, and penalties given under it are algorithmic.
Penguin is the code name given by Google to a very important algorithmic update aimed at dealing with the problem of unnatural link building. This update was first enacted in April 2012 and severely damaged the rankings of millions of websites; some have yet to recover. Penguin is also considered an algorithmic penalty.
NOTE: Algorithmic penalties cannot be lifted manually or by filling a reconsideration request to Google. After performing the necessary changes, website owners need to wait until the algorithm is refreshed (once every few months) for the penalty to be lifted.
Unlike the previous two types of penalties, manual penalties are expended actively by Google’s spam team. There are a number of reasons for this, some of which have to do with unnatural link building. A common reason may be that someone reported your website, or Google’s spam team happened to come across it during a random inspection. Another possible reason is that websites you have links to have reported your site as problematic, in an effort to lift their own penalty. The good news is that manual penalties can also be manually removed. It takes significant time and effort to do so, by compiling a case sent directly to Google.
Differentiating Algorithmic and Manual Penalties
How will you know which kind of penalty you have? Generally speaking, a manual penalty is accompanied by the following alert in Webmaster Tools:
If you haven’t received such message, your site is most likely under an algorithmic penalty.
How We Can Help
You’ve come to the right place. Here at Dynamic Search we’ve developed a highly advanced method for lifting all kinds of penalties – especially manual penalties. For months, we conducted research, tests, experiments and consultations with key figures in the SEO industry to perfect our unique, highly effective formula for penalty removal. Our success rate currently stands at 90% within 3 months.
Naturally, the final decision to remove a penalty is out of our hands. However, correctly identifying the problem and following the necessary steps, makes the odds of lifting a penalty exponentially greater. Our tried and true process is simple and comprised of a number of steps which are completed manually by our team of experts-without relying on automated programs. The stages are as follows:
The Removal / Detox Process:
- Information gathering from the website owner
- Pulling the website’s link profile from a number of different sources (Google Webmaster Tools, Ahrefs, Yandex, MajesticSEO, Open Site Explorer)
- A thorough manual assessment of the link list, involving inspection of every link on the list and classifying it using a number of different tags aimed at determining whether to keep it or remove it
- Manually pulling the contact details of problematic website owners
- Contacting website owners in three stages in order to raise problematic link removal rate
- Recording every email and taking screenshots of every contact form
- Preparing a detailed disavow file and registering it with Google through Webmaster Tools
- Submitting a case summarizing the entire process along with a reconsideration request to Google. This will include all proof of communication, the full list of links, and the full case
If you’ve been issued a penalty and you’re feeling lost, now is the time to do something about it. Our team of experts is at your disposal – we’d love to help your website and business get back on track as quickly as possible.
What Others Are Saying About Us
Once hired, Dynamic Search conducted a thorough analysis of our website and succeeded in removing the Google penalty altogether. I’m convinced Dynamic Search services can be beneficial to any organization with web marketing needs for optimal ranking.
Dynamic Search’s immense help was the best I have seen in the industry to date. With many upcoming big plans, I feel secure and confident that Dynamic Search will be involved with my ongoing journey and future endeavors.
Ben and Asher are devoted professionals, who have a natural hunger for the online marketing field and are expert industry leaders. They are quick to respond and always available to address our needs. We saw a great improvement in our organic search positions on Google.
How Do We Measure Link Detox Success?
The result of the detox process will be a confirmation from Google stating that the penalty has been lifted if the loss of ranking resulted from a manual penalty. If the penalty was algorithmic, the website will regain its visibility after bad links have been removed. The ultimate measure of success will be an increase of traffic to your website.
How Much Does it Cost?
Link removal service is calculated per link. The first 500 referral domains have a fixed rate. There is an extra fee for any additional.