Welcome to the official web-o-trust domains blacklist page. So what the heck is a blacklist? A blacklist is defined as:
A list of persons or organizations that have incurred disapproval or suspicion or are to be boycotted or otherwise penalized.
tr.v. black·list·ed, black·list·ing, black·lists
To place on or as if on a blacklist. (Source.)
For the purposes of our blacklist, we are interested in gathering disavowed link website data from legal type websites, such as injury attorneys, DUI law and divorce sites that regularly monitor and disavow links. Specifically, we are seeking a PDF or text file of your Google and Bing Backlinks Disavowal List. If you don’t know what a disavowal file is, then you probably came to the wrong place.
Example of How You Should Format the Shared File With Us
Attached here is a sample for you to use when assembling your list. Basically, just copy your list into a PDF or text file, while making sure to add the information at the top.
Purpose/Goals Behind the Information Gathering
This is a projected started in cooperation with the Circle of Legal Trust designed inter alia, to:
- Defeat negative SEO attacks before they occur, by identifying and blacklisting both known and suspected hosts, domains, lone wolf and link networks.
- Allow Parties, both reporting and reported, to find out if they are blacklisted by other sites that are also part of the reporting network.
- Give parties an opportunity to contact eachother in order to correct and remove their data from the blacklisting network. Transparency means no secrets.
- Create a database for future use in understanding punishment based algorithms such as Google Penguin.
Since both Google and Bing keep their prospective disavowed domains data secret, this highly specialized data should be able to assist those within the network to drastically reduce the chances of their site being reduced in rankings for long stretches between Penguin updates.
Will My Disavowal File Be Kept Secret?
No. And there is no reason to keep it secret. The idea is to create an open list of suspected bad links that may be hurting another webmaster. The same site linking to your site may not harm yours at all. But in some cases, based upon the anchor text density and other factors, it may cause another site harm, while leaving yours unharmed.
Listing your disavowal file allows other trusted participants to see who disavowed what, and gives them an opportunity to upload the file, or not. Sharing of data like this will enable members to develop relationships that will be able to help them in other ways as well, which is what the Circle of Legal Trust is all about.
How Do I Send My Disavowal File?
Just email us as an attachment in text or PDF to email@example.com. Once we have it, we will edit it pursuant to our guidelines, and get it up for public view. We typically include a link back to the site that uploaded the file, so others can take a look at the actual disavowing site and test those metrics against the lists.
Join Us Now!
Remember, these are subjective lists, based upon your opinion, and these are not designed to disparage, or to hurt anyone. If your site is on a blacklist wouldn’t you want to know? Well, here not only do we tell you, if you can provide proof the link was removed, the site owner has the power to delete your site from the public list.
Even more impressive, is that this gives people with legal websites the ability to lock down their overall quality control and the quality of other sites, as we move eachother towards building better overall ranking signals. We await your email.