In a previous post I blogged about a tool called Remove’em which helps website owners remove large volumes of ‘bad’ links through one simple platform. These are links accumulated through bad link practice in the past which is now starting to hurt rankings as a result of the Penguin update.
Looks like website owners are going to finally get more control over link removal via their Webmaster Tools portals. What’s surprising here is that Bing have beaten Google to it. Maybe this is Bing’s attempt to increase market share and win the confidence of SEO’s? They have a long way to go…!
The tool easily allows you to alert Bing of ‘bad’ links that are deemed untrustworthy using simple drop down tools. I would recommend making use of this tool even though your efforts may be concentrated on Google.
It’s a very simple process to register with the Bing Webmaster Centre, why not register for free and see what links could be damaging your site performance. You will get an option to submit your site to Bing and then register for their enhanced services, see link inc the SEO Analyzer which I will cover in more detail next week.
Here is a link to the official blog post from Bing : Click Here
Have you tried out this tool yet? Have you been able to successfully remove poor links from your site?