Automated Disavow Backlinks for Bing

Kelly Heffner Wilkerson, Co-Founder of Decipher Media
Kelly Heffner Wilkerson

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This post was originally written in January 2017, and is now being updated in January 2018.

For the past several months, I've seen the spam around keywords for our business ramp up. I guess it's a good sign if our market is large enough to attract spammers. However, with good site work comes the filth that is spammers scraping your webpages, shoving your links in seedy sites, and all of that jazz. So, I've been agressively managing our incoming links on Google Search Console. I recently realized that Bing also has an incoming links list as well as a link disavow section (yes it has been there a long time!) and was excited to distance ourselves from garbage on Bing as well.

... Until I realized that I had to copy and paste every link into the Bing Webmaster Tools website. Ugh.

There is a Windows tool to upload disavowed links to Bing. But I use a Mac for my link audits and I already store my link disavow info in Google's format. So, I made a website to automate Bing Disavow submissions. The format the page reads is the Google disavow format (including discarding comments), making it easy to use the same techniques you already use for managing backlinks for Google. If you're interested, here is our link:

Website version of the bing disavow tool has been taken down since it was being overused at cost to us.

If this is popular, people may also be interested in some software I made for helping me review my Google (and Bing) incoming links without losing my mind (as much as I used to). If that sounds interesting to you, let me know in the comments or send us an email and maybe I'll make that available too!

Update January 20, 2018: The website version of submitting disavows to Bing has been taken down, but I am considering releasing a desktop program to do it. If you want to try the software (Windows or Mac), send us an email.