1. Download your Disavow File from Google Search Console
Before starting the first analysis, you need to download your current disavow file for use in LinkResearchTools (LRT) and Link Detox.
Log into Google Search Console (Google Search Console)
Go to the Disavow Tool with this link https://www.google.com/webmasters/tools/disavow-links-main
Select the site you want to get data for (see screenshot)
Click the "Disavow Links" (even if you don't plan to upload a new file right now, you will also have to upload a modified disavow file here after working with Link Detox)
Confirm the Warning that the Disavow Links Tool is a tool that can cause serious damage if used wrong (screenshot) again by clicking on "Disavow Links"
- You should see a screenshot similar to the following (screenshot below) saying that you uploaded a file and a box with submission result
"Results for the submission on (The exact date)"
"You successfully uploaded a disavow links file (the exact filename, so make sure you use the meaningful filenames we generate) containing X domains and Y URLs."
Click the "Download" button to download the most recent Google's Disavow file again
Select "CSV" as Format and Download
You will receive a file with a filename DIFFERENT to the one you saw, containing only the domain name and some numbers
- We highly recommend to rename that file BACK to what it was called for helping your project's consistency when doing round-trip disavows
Note: YES. The Disavow Tool takes.TXT files as upload but only exports .csv - make sure to get the file extension right, Link Detox can handle it.
Created by • Last edit by on Nov 20, 2019