But there are many different kinds of backlinks and not all are made equal. Some backlinks might originate from poor quality or spammy websites, and could hurt your SEO. In these instances it is recommended to eliminate these backlinks. SEMrush is an electronic marketing tool that helps you to identify and remove dangerous backlinks.
Step 1: Identifying Harmful Backlinks
Log into your SEMrush account
In the left-hand sidebar, click "Backlink Audit"
"Backlink Audit" under "Backlink Audit," click on "Backlinks"
Simply click on "All links" to see an overview of all backlinks for your website.
Utilize filters to narrow the search results to specific kinds of backlinks. For example "Nofollow" or "Red" (harmful) hyperlinks.
Check the list and note the links you'd like to eliminate
Step 2. Exporting the complete list backlinks that are harmful
Once you've identified the links you wish to remove Once you have identified them, you can save them as a file
In the upper right-hand part of the "Backlinks" page, click on "Export"
Choose the format you would like to export the list (e.g. CSV, Excel)
Save the file on your computer.
Step 3: Submitting your list to Google
Once you've got an inventory of backlinks you would like to get rid of it is time to send the list to Google
Go to the Google Search Console
Click on the site you wish to remove hyperlinks for.
In the left sidebar, select "Security & Manual Actions"
In the section "Security & Manual Actions," click on "Disavow links"
Click "Disavow links" again to start the Disavow Links tool.
Simply click on "Choose file" and select the file with the links you exported from SEMrush
Select "Disavow links" to submit the list to Google
Step 4: Watch the outcomes
Once you've submitted your list of hyperlinks you wish to remove it, it might take a while to Google to consider it
Examine your website's search rankings and traffic to determine what improvements you can make.
You can also check your "Security & Manual Actions" section of Google's Google Search Console to see whether Google took any actions regarding the links you disavowed.
The disavow of backlinks is a crucial aspect of maintaining a healthy profile of backlinks for your site. Utilizing SEMrush to find and remove harmful backlinks and then sending that list to Google and Google, you will be able to ensure your website's SEO and increase its rankings in search engines. However, it is essential to remember that disavowing backlinks is only a last option. Make contact with the webmaster of the site that links to you and request that they remove the link before proceeding with the disavow procedure.