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Link Removal Requests

Discussion in 'Forum Management' started by dvsDave, Dec 10, 2013.

  1. dvsDave

    dvsDave Well-Known Member

    So, I got this email today, this is the third email I've gotten from three different URL's, all worded exactly the same way.

    This just blows my mind, what bleeping idiot would want an organic link (not auto-linked, but actually referenced and linked by a real person without any goal of financial gain) removed from the internet? The wording makes me think they are using an automated tool, which is absolutely stupid in my opinion.

    Anybody else get these crazy emails?
  2. mistypants

    mistypants Well-Known Member

    It does look automated to me. I've received a few emails asking me to remove some links from registration bots that we've missed over the years, with the emailer saying that they hired a bad SEO company that used bots etc etc. now that Google isn't looking favorably on that, I imagine a lot of companies are trying to remove some of their harmful links. The lazy (or those with a lot of links) will just set up some kind of automation for it that will pick up genuine links by accident.

    That's just my take on what's going on of course.
  3. Tracy Perry

    Tracy Perry Well-Known Member

    I haven't gotten any... but since bot's have a hard time registering on my site my typical response would be along the lines of

    Dear Sir/Madam

    I have recently received your mail requesting removal of a link (or links) that has been placed on my site. I will be more than happy to remove said link(s) that you requested. Per our site Link Removal Policy, please submit to (an address here) $50 USD per link to the provided address. Upon receipt of funds the requested links will be removed.

    Your Name
    Your site name

    If they were stupid enough to hire spammers to get their links out - then they should be willing to pay the price of their stupidity. Of course, I am a tad bit of a horses ass. Just ask my wife. :D
  4. MikeMpls

    MikeMpls Well-Known Member

    Similar thread here: Link Removal Services & Notices -- The Newest Internet Scam?

    They're only "bad" now that they are finally being penalized for it. If they were not being penalized, they'd be quite happy to continue littering our web sites with their detritus.
    mistypants likes this.

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