4 Export Disavow File to Google Search Console
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After your link audit is done you need to manually upload to Google Search Console.
While it is possible to download link data with our Google Search Console integration, it is not automated for uploading disavow files.
Export Disavow File from LRT
Full Disavow File Export
You can download the most current disavow file using the download link in your LRT Account settings for upload into Google Search Console.
To create and export a Google Disavow file, you need to use the “Export Google Disavow file”-function.
The data will be downloaded in a correct format and can directly be uploaded into the Google Search Console (see below)
The text format is Linux compatible, made for the Google Disavow Tool. On Windows you need to open it in a text editor capable of displaying line feeds correctly, which some of versions of Windows Notepad do not.
Windows users: please do not open the file in the Notepad, please use Atom or Wordpad.
While Windows Wordpad could open it, we recommend a professional text editor for all SEO work, and our current favorite is the open source editor Atom
In LRT Smart you get a gentle reminder that you can download a new version of your disavow file and upload it to Google Search Console as follows.
It remains until you confirm that you uploaded it to Google Search Console.
When you're done with your link audit, Just proceed as follows
- Click the "Download" action to download the disavow file to your local computer
- Replace your Disavow File in Google Search Console by uploading it.
Please note every upload to Google Search Console replaces the disavow file there.
- Click the "Confirm Uploaded" button to hide the link issue.
Alternative to Export disavow file in LRT Smart
You can always export the full disavow file by
- Selecting your project and domain
- Clicking the small export icon
Upload Disavow File to Google Search Console
- Log into Google Search Console
- Go to the Disavow Tool with this link
- Select the site you want to get data for (see screenshot)
- Click the "Disavow Links"
- Confirm the Warning that the Disavow Links Tool is a tool that can cause serious damage if used wrong (screenshot) again by clicking on "Disavow Links"
You should see a screenshot similar to the following (screenshot below). Maybe it says that there was a disavow file uploaded in the past, as with this example.
In the next step we will replace the currently uploaded file with the one we upload, as there is only one disavow file in Google Search Console possible .
- Click the "Choose File" button to select the file you just downloaded to your computer
- Click "Submit" to upload the selected disavow file
- Click on "Done"