Link Disavow Tool Gets an Upgrade
To test the new feature we did a broken disavow file upload.
The content of our disavow file was this:
when tried uploading that file we got the following message:
We also got a clarification2 on how to manage disavow files of migrated websites (redirected domains). My original question: “I currently place both old and new domain links in the new domain’s link disavow file. Is it necessary to maintain two link disavow files (one for each domain) if a website has been moved to a new domain and 301 redirects are in place?”
In most cases where Google’s processed the site move and all links are properly mapped it would only be necessary to have the disavow file on the new domain. However, John stated that he would personally place a disavow file on both domains, just to be safe, particularly if the redirect is fresh.
The good news is that you can upload the same file for both domains, which could potentially save a lot of time in set-up and maintenance of the disavow file(s).