FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQ)
What is a Google penalty?
Why do I need links removed?
Our tool assists in analyzing links from your backlink profile. It is vital to your site’s health that you manually check these links and weed out the bad from the good. Once you’ve determined which ones you would like removed, you contact webmasters to have the work done. Our link removal tool helps you every step of the way, and this process is explicitly recommended by Google as a way to get your site out of a penalty, or to prevent one.
What is the difference between the self-service and full-service options?
Why can't I just disavow all the domains with harmful links to my site?
This will take too long! Is there a tool out there that can automatically analyze my links?
How do I know if a link is good or bad?
How often should I contact webmasters?
I've emailed the same address 5 times; what should I do now?
Some webmasters are asking for a payment. Should I ever pay to have a link removed?
I signed up! What should I do next?
Check out the video on the right for a full walkthrough of the features of Remove’em, from link analysis to Google penalty recovery!
What is R Score
We have had several support tickets requesting a more in-depth description of our link scoring algorithm, R-Score. So, what is R-Score and how is it applied to each link added by Remove’em?
R-Score primarily uses anchor text matching and comparison to determine which anchor text phrases are used the most, and in turn, determines which phrases have been over-optimized. Anchor text over-optimization refers to a particular anchor phrase being used an inordinate (unnatural) amount of times to link back to a website.
Google has made their various iterations of their Penguin algorithm capable of detecting this over-optimization in everyone’s Google Webmaster Tools account. Their crawlers index all the links to your site and can compare the anchor text across all of those sites to determine if your back-link profile is natural or unnatural.
For example, a Casino website would want to rank well for particular key phrases such as ‘Free Online Betting,’ and to help a site rank for these phrases, they will build hundreds, even thousands of links using that anchor text and long-tail variations of it. Links with a particular anchor text to a site tell Google that this Casino website is known for ‘Free Online Betting’ and in-turn, should rank higher than other sites because of the amount of links using that anchor text. However, as mentioned before, Google’s Penguin algorithm is able to see this anchor text abuse and ‘algorithmically penalize’ sites that have over-optimization issues.
That being said, please use R-Score as a STARTING POINT by which to analyze your back-links. There is no online tool available at this time that is better at analyzing links than the human eye and brain. The best way to analyze your back-links is to use your best judgement to determine the validity, relevance, and quality of a link according to website quality / authority, anchor text selection, and a few other metrics.
Lastly, R-Score will only be applied to links added by Remove’em upon adding your website to your account. User-added links will not be scored, as many lists do not contain anchor text, such as the Latest Links export from Google Webmaster Tools.
When we allow machines to do all the work, we are letting SkyNet win. All jokes aside, we overlook the fact that humans put these links up, so it will require humans to analyze them to see if they need to be removed.
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Our Mission: Make it easy for webmasters to...Monitor Backlinks and Recover from a Penguin Penalty or Unnatural Links Penalty.
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