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The domain name I bought may have some spammy backlinks. What should I do?

I bought yakuza.ca. I checked semrush and majestic and it has a lot of backlinks which I suspect are spammy links. I am worried that this domain name is garbage. 

 

I love the domain name and I plan to use it for my personal site. Do you think I should pursue using the domain name or it is hopeless?

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Re: The domain name I bought may have some spammy backlinks. What should I do?

Greetings, @yakuza ,

 

Welcome! - I can see why you'd want to rid yourself of "old news" that predates your registration. While I don't have a specific GoDaddy resource to point you to. A quick internet search showed about 20 resources from SEO blogs to Google® themselves (one of the parties that penalize you most for them). So you're not alone in the quest. There are also tools to remove them if you have a contact email for the link. I hesitate to simply post them here as they may or may not fit your situation. It's a shame you have to inherit someone else's bad behavior.


I hope that helps (some),

Thomas D. - GoDaddy | Community Moderator
24/7 support available at x.co/247support

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Re: The domain name I bought may have some spammy backlinks. What should I do?

Thanks for the advice @T-3D .