Hey, my hired, probably amateur SEO submitted my website to 4 irrelevant directories . He submitted


Hey, my hired, probably amateur SEO submitted my website to 4 irrelevant directories . He submitted one website link per directory, and for that I would expect 4 links in total when I check in SEMRUSH backlink analysis tool, am surprised that the tool shows 1200+ links from each of the directory, and in total the tool says the site has almost 5000 links from the 4 directories, How is this possible ? Should I dissavov the domains of all the 4 directories? Will these links prevent my website from ranking? Should I just abandon the website and start over since it’s a new website with no traffic yet?

NB: when I check in google search console links section, there is only one external link from one of the 4 directories.

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  1. Hello, Thank you so much for getting in touch.

    You should only disavow the backlinks if they are spammy or if it’s likely they will cause a manual penalty on your website.

    You can learn more about this here: https://support.google.com/webmasters/answer/2648487?hl=en

    Also, when submitting URLs to directories be sure that the backlinks you are about to get have good quality.

    Hope that helps and please do not hesitate to let us know if you need our assistance with anything else.

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