These are some typical questions we hear about the disavow file:
Google takes disavows only into account after crawling the disavowed URLs.
The Disavow File has a delayed effect because Google takes the disavowed links into account when they crawl them again.
The effect of disavow can take up to 9 months without Link Detox Boost, as per industry observations.
One reason for that is that Google crawls spammy links typically less often than good links.
Google only confirms that they received your uploaded file.
They give a confirmation that you have uploaded the disavow file successfully right after upload. But at this point the disavowing inside the “Google systems” only started.
Google does not confirm the actual processing by crawlers.
Google does not provide you with a confirmation mail when all the links in a disavow file were recrawled.
All the links you disavowed still need to be crawled again by Google bots.
Using LRT technology with Link Detox Boost allows you to speed up the recrawling of links.
The overall process of disavowing links looks as follows:
While Google does not give you an information when said links were recrawled, Link Detox Boost can measure that.
Based on the feedback from Link Detox Boost you can see precisely how many and which links were recrawled, hence the disavow command active.
Disavowing without this crucial information is like flying blind.
The size of the disavow file has no impact directly on the uploaded time - it’s there with Google in an instant.
However, the content (and length) of the disavow file is very relevant to the recrawling time as it defines how much crawling is required.
The more links you disavowed, the more need to be crawled.
Other influence on time needed to disavow links are as follows: