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Old 25th January 2016, 01:26 PM   #1
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I have a new client who has taken over a business but when doing searches from certain countries there is content which is no longer relevant and is of adult content - swinging club!

They have taken over a new hotel and the domain which went with it but it will not be a swingers club it will be a normal lovely hotel, they have asked how they can remove the content which is not relevant and potentially harming, they are starting a new domain and have control of the other domain as well, what would you suggest would be the best way to remove this potentially harmful content and the links which go with it, contact the domains where the content is held and ask for removal?

What are the search implications of having old adult content?

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I was thinking of contacting the respective places which hold articles and links to the domain, supplying new press releases to push down the current listings

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Old 25th January 2016, 01:54 PM   #3
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There is Google's Disavow Links tool, but it can harm your site if you're not really qualified to use it. Here is the tool where you can read all about it:

https://www.google.com/webmasters/to...vow-links-main

It is better that you work with the other webmasters and persuade them to remove the links. If you explain nicely that you may have to use the disavow links tool, that should motivate them to help you.

It's a shame to give up an aged domain, assuming that it is. You essentially have to start over. Can you delete the pages on the site with the adult content on it? If so, I would do that and clean up any links that might break as a result.

Perhaps you could secure the new domain right away, but only use it if/when you have to. It's better to fix the old site than to start over, given the damage is reparable.

And regarding the search engine damage, you'd have to determine if you've been labeled a "bad neighborhood" site. Here's an article that explains what that means: https://blog.kissmetrics.com/seo-street-smarts/

However, it may not be too late and if you act quickly, you may be able to get this cleaned up.

Good luck!

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Hi Denise (sorry about the typo before!)

Sadly they have only just got me involved and had already gone off and bought a new domain and had a website built......yes thanks for reminding me about the disavow tool, I have read about this on various places but never actually used it so I will do more delving into that this evening

I have suggested they try talking to webmasters about the previous content and create some hype about the launch of the hotel, until I get to see what they have it is hard to know what to suggest...but it seems they have a web designer involved but not an SEO at this point and have come across a hurdle already which is a shame

Yes I fear for them they have some bad neighbourhood issues as the content is rather rude from what I have read so far!

Thanks and I will let you know how this goes

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I have had a lot of success doing what Denise says: politely asking webmasters to remove their links. Sometimes they need a little reminder. And if neither of those things work, I then (again, politely) say that I will be using the disavow. More often than not, the links are removed.

I should note that out-and-out spammers - sites with tons of popups and the like - ignore these requests, but that's not really surprising. In my experience they are not a majority of linking domains. (But then, I have never handled a swinging site...)

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Thanks for your reply, yeah some of the really bad neighbourhoods will never reply in a million years so they need to get someone to plod through the reports (when they have done those) and remove as much as they can before we start with disavow

No, I can't say I have ever dealt with swingers before either....Chris Logan will say "It's Nutty", always happen to me the weird and the wonderful lol

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Webmaster tools (or whatever they rebranded it lately) will generate one instantly. However I find that it's not always as reliable as it should be. Sometimes they say there's a link, but the link doesn't exist/was removed. It must only be generated every so often.

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Yes I like webmaster tools and the Google applications we can get our hands on, I also use SEOMoz and various other backlink checkers, if they want my help I will gladly show them how we remove, if not, I had a nice chat here

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Moz is great.

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Are there just links from adult websites or are there also reviews there pointing to your website?
If there are just links you can use the disavow tool, but if there are also reviews you should contact the website owners and ask them to remove the content.

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