In the first step, we look at which websites link to yours. We use a variety of sources as well as our own crawlers to determine which of these links are active. About 30% of the links can be removed from the total through a quality process. This process checks the structure of the links, analyses the page it is located on and evaluates the domain's authority.
In the end, we have a list of websites that we will proceed to manually check to make you an appropriate offer.
As soon as every link is manually evaluated and potentially harmful links have been marked, we provide you with the complete list. You can use this list to decide whether you would like to contact the websites yourself or delegate this task to us.
This process takes some time as the contact information for each page has to be gathered before the sites can be contacted. Of course we keep you updated on the progess of this task so you are in the loop at all times.
Once we have given the websites enough time to change or remove their backlinks to your website, it is time to inform Google about the steps taken and to provide the search engine with a list of websites that did not respond or react to the request. This process is called a reconsideration request and i simportant if you have already been penalised for any harmful websites linking to yours.
Over the past decade, we have checked more than 100'000 websites. This experience has helped our experts develop a gut feeling and routined work process that helps them determine whether a link is good or bad. But there are some key points they consider in this process:
* Is it a side-wide link?
* Is the link located in an advertisement block?
* Does the backlink add value to the page?
* Has the website's SEO performance worsened or improved?
* Is there any spam on the website?
* Is the website targeting your desired customer demographics?
Yes, there are automated backlink audits available online. However, automation has its technical limitations. The above-mentioned gut feeling is something a machine cannot possess. Automated services can provide you with a superficial summary of bad backlinks. Although this is by no means a bad thing, these list can also include good backlinks which may be too valuable to remove. No two backlinks are exactly the same which is why a manual backlink check is the safest way to proceed.
Absolutely. Our process is precisely tailoured to Google's guidelines and the way they intend for webmasters to handle their backlinks. Our method is what Google expects any website to do once they have received a penalty or warning.
We're happy to consider discounts in forms of package deals. As we offer a variety of marketing services, we can combine our backlink audits with web development services, on-page SEO audits or content services. Contact us for more information and we're happy to discuss the posibilities!