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What is Disavow functionality at Ahrefs used for?
What is Disavow functionality at Ahrefs used for?

Discover how helpful Ahrefs Disavow Links integration can be.

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Written by Helen
Updated over a week ago

The following feature only affects legacy Site Explorer reports. Disavowing links also does not change the calculations of any metrics on our platform. It also does not change any processing happening on Google. To disavow in Google, please follow this guide here.

Our Disavow Links integration allows you to upload Google’s disavow file and hide all disavowed links from Ahrefs reports.

For instance, if you have disavowed links with Google and want to check your backlinks data taking into account those disavowed links, you upload this file to Ahrefs and check reports under 'Backlinks profile' menu.

If the button "Hide disavowed links" is ON, disavowed links/domains won't be shown in our report.

If it is OFF, disavowed links/domains will be shown with an option to return disavowed link to report:

👉Also, you can mark links or domains as disavowed right in Site Explorer and then export this file and upload it to Google. Check here how.

Here are a few more points to consider:

  • This functionality is available for all paid Ahrefs subscriptions.

  • It doesn't change any processing. It's created for your convenience simply to hide disavowed links from our backlinks reports. 

  • None of Ahrefs ratings or metrics are affected by links you disavowed. Same for all Overview stats. 

  • Disavowing functionality will only work for those domains/URLs you have added to Ahrefs Dashboard as projects.   


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