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Link Removal Services & Notices -- The Newest Internet Scam?

Discussion in 'Forum Management' started by MikeMpls, Nov 27, 2013.

  1. MikeMpls

    MikeMpls Well-Known Member

    Got one of these today ... :rolleyes:

    They do not originate with the named {customer} but with a company "linkaudit.co.uk", who mission in life is to badger sites into removing backlinks previously put out there by black-hat SEO outfits. Those who once paid through the nose for black-hat SEO now find that all their garbagengous backlinks are penalizing them, and to to alleviate that issue now they are paying through the nose for link-removal experts.

    If you're not running a linkfarm, it should be safe just to ignore these demands, although in some cases they've been reported to escalate by filing DMCA take-down notices and abuse complaints with domain registrars.

    In my case, the link is in the middle of a list of news articles. There were so many on that particular subject at that time, that instead of abstracting & linking individual articles, I provided a cursory summary and a list of relevant links.

    And since the article is still there, I'm not going to remove the link. :)

    Last edited: Nov 27, 2013
  2. Deathstarr

    Deathstarr Active Member

    Thanks for the heads up but I have not got this but its interesting none the less.
  3. MikeMpls

    MikeMpls Well-Known Member

    Another love letter from the bozo at linkaudit.co.uk ... I'm just quaking in my boots. :rolleyes:

  4. SchmitzIT

    SchmitzIT Well-Known Member

    I had two companies contact me for removal of their links. Initially I dismissed it as an attempt to verify my mail address was working, but I decided to write back.

    I basically asked if they had an explanation as to why some random Joe would end up dumping their link on an unrelated forum, and that I'd be happy to go hunting through my database if I'd get compensated for my time.

    The guy, much to my surprise, mailed back and admitted they used some shoddy SEO Company, that now was unreachable, and that they're trying to control the damage. But yeah, there ought to be some kind of way to stab spammers in the face over the Internet.
  5. MikeMpls

    MikeMpls Well-Known Member

    Just got another dire thread from "James" at "linkaudit.co.uk" :rolleyes:

    No point in pasting in a 3rd copy of the same nonsense ...

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