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Is there a "wildcard" for removing directory links?

Discussion in 'Google' started by Jim4767, Jun 16, 2013.

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    In the aftermath of Penguin 2.0, it seems that many of us are trying to remove or disavow low-quality directory links.

    Does anyone know of a "wildcard" that can be used in a single entry in the Google Disavow tool to sweep out ALL directories with "directory" in the domain name?
    Jim4767, Jun 16, 2013 IP
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  2. rankwatch.com

    rankwatch.com Active Member

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    You can't use any wildcards on Google's disavow link tool and also there aren't any wildcards that you can come up with which can allow you to remove all spammy directory links pointing to your site. You got to manually remove them first or else try to contact the webmaster of the site to remove it, if both of the steps doesn't work use Google link disavow tool - add all the directory links to it and ask the search engines to not to consider them while ranking your site.
    rankwatch.com, Jun 16, 2013 IP
  3. linksolution

    linksolution Member

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    Put your list of links in spread sheet, filter it then short the domain names which have the word directory, it may help, I think.
    linksolution, Jun 16, 2013 IP
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