Link Detox Online ManualLink Detox - Step by Step Guide Frequently Asked Questions Do I have to disavow domain:www.example.com or is it enough to disavow domain:example.com to disavow all subdomains?

Do I have to disavow domain:www.example.com or is it enough to disavow domain:example.com to disavow all subdomains?

It is sufficient to use domain:example.com to disavow all subdomains including the www-version. This is confirmed by Google and implemented by us this way.

Our system is based on Google's statements and here you can find a summary:

„If you want to ignore all links from that domain, you can say domain:pornsite.com“

Source Matt Cutts

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=393nmCYFRtA&feature=youtu.be&t=4m10s

„If you want Google to ignore all links from an entire domain (like example.com), add the line domain:example.com.”

Source Google Guidelines

https://support.google.com/webmasters/answer/2648487?hl=en

„The domain: needs the right syntax. domain: and domain, don’t do domain: and http or www. or something like that. An actual domain like example.com or mattcuts.com is what we are actually looking for.”

Source Matt Cutts

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CX5K741AlWg&feature=youtu.be&t=1m58s

http://googlewebmastercentral.blogspot.de/2012/10/a-new-tool-to-disavow-links.html

Please note that this entry is about URLS and not domains! http://www.example.com and http://example.com are not the same of course, and if you want to disavow both on Page basis you will have to enter them separately into the disavow file, BUT „You can always disavow an entire domain, of course.“ which means that you can disavow on domain basis, which works with domain:example.com. You can find a confirmation here: https://productforums.google.com/forum/#!msg/webmaster-de/tLBbhh-GXVg/pphAN40xn9gJ