How Many of You Are Getting These Requests?

by admin Administrator 21 replies
Are you getting letters begging you to remove links from your site?

How funny is it that many of them are from people who spammed the hell out of you and now want you to spend your time and effort removing their trash because it hurts them?

I'm getting an ever increasing amount of these...
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  • Profile picture of the author manicmethods
    I've been getting a fair few of these too. Should send them to an optin page and just start spamming them with P*rn affiliate links and Viagra.

    Give them a taste of there own sour medicine.
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  • Profile picture of the author newbiedude
    I do and I hate it.
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  • Profile picture of the author SShip
    Tell them you'd be happy to remove them but there's a charge involved.
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    • Profile picture of the author Willing2Learn
      Can't say. I haven't gotten any. Ahhh the benefits of being in a ultra specific niche.
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    • Profile picture of the author denysapu
      Originally Posted by SShip View Post

      Tell them you'd be happy to remove them but there's a charge involved.
      lol
      actually they can ask Google to ignore the link for free.
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  • Profile picture of the author datingworld
    let their spammy links stay there,, good lesson for them
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  • Profile picture of the author Shane N
    Ohh man, that is hilarious. I can't wait to get one of these.
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  • Profile picture of the author kindsvater
    I've seen a few and ignore them. Absolutely not worth my time to address the issue.

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    • Profile picture of the author BizInsiderClub
      Originally Posted by kindsvater View Post

      I've seen a few and ignore them. Absolutely not worth my time to address the issue.

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      yep just ignore them ...

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  • Originally Posted by admin View Post

    Are you getting letters begging you to remove links from your site?

    How funny is it that many of them are from people who spammed the hell out of you and now want you to spend your time and effort removing their trash because it hurts them?

    I'm getting an ever increasing amount of these...
    Haha

    reap what you sow
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  • Profile picture of the author marketinguk
    I thought it was just me lol. I have had a ton of these requests recently and one of them was even threatening in it's tone. Yeah I just ignore these emails and delete them as soon as they hit my inbox.

    Joel
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  • Profile picture of the author WillR
    I'm confused. What exactly is the letter telling you to do?

    They spam their links and them want you to remove them?

    Why?
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    • Profile picture of the author marketinguk
      Originally Posted by WillR View Post

      I'm confused. What exactly is the letter telling you to do?

      They spam their links and them want you to remove them?

      Why?
      Exactly Will!

      What i've had on a number of occasions has been the webmaster/s contacting me and saying they have received an unnatural link notice from Google and one of the sites that is causing the problem is my site, so can I please remove the links for them (something along those lines anyway). This could have only have been due to their own link spamming and now they want me to rectify it for them.

      That's been my experience anyway and it's recently been getting worse i.e in the number of these requests i've received. Anyway I have a simple solution to this which is to press the delete button which sends it to my trash lol.

      Joel
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      • Profile picture of the author WillR
        Originally Posted by Joel Ross View Post

        Exactly Will!

        What i've had on a number of occasions has been the webmaster/s contacting me and saying they have received an unnatural link notice from Google and one of the sites that is causing the problem is my site, so can I please remove the links for them (something along those lines anyway). This could have only have been due to their own link spamming and now they want me to rectify it for them.

        That's been my experience anyway and it's recently been getting worse i.e in the number of these requests i've received. Anyway I have a simple solution to this which is to press the delete button which sends it to my trash lol.

        Joel
        That's funny. What a bunch of douche bags. If I got a letter like that I would go back to my site and add yet another link to their site.
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        • Profile picture of the author marketinguk
          Originally Posted by WillR View Post

          That's funny. What a bunch of douche bags. If I got a letter like that I would go back to my site and add yet another link to their site.
          Well that's another solution I guess, why didn't I think of that lol. Seriously though, It's been really irritating recently as i've been receiving more and more of these requests and one of them was even threatening in it's tone.

          I hope the volume of these emails will come down soon but i'm not holding my breath!
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  • Profile picture of the author rosetrees
    @ admin - but one of the banners that regularly appears at the top of this site is for a spam link removal service. The very service that is sending out those letters?
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    • Profile picture of the author marketinguk
      Originally Posted by rosetrees View Post

      @ admin - but one of the banners that regularly appears at the top of this site is for a spam link removal service. The very service that is sending out those letters?
      Sorry Carol, but that's not the letters that i've been receiving although I can't speak for others. The webmasters have been sending these letters to me complaining that Google has penalised their site/s for unnatural links and therefore please can I remove it for them.

      Just to be clear here, the problem has been caused by the webmaster/s themselves spamming their links to try and game the algorithm to get an SEO advantage. Google penalised many of these sites and after being told by google which sites are causing the unnatural link patterns it shows my site as one of them, so they contacted me to ask me to remove them.

      Like I said I delete these requests straight away but have been getting more and more of these emails.

      I hope that explains it.
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      • Profile picture of the author rosetrees
        Originally Posted by Joel Ross View Post

        Sorry Carol, but that's not the letters that i've been receiving although I can't speak for others..
        Joel, I think you missed my point. That service that has been advertised here just finds out where the links have been left. I think you have to send the letters.

        My point was that I find a little ironic (no offence intended here) that Allen is prepared to take money from someone promoting the very type of service he is complaining about
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        • Profile picture of the author marketinguk
          Originally Posted by rosetrees View Post

          Joel, I think you missed my point. That service that has been advertised here just finds out where the links have been left. I think you have to send the letters.

          My point was that I find a little ironic (no offence intended here) that Allen is prepared to take money from someone promoting the very type of service he is complaining about
          Hi Carol, sorry yes I see what you mean for sure in relation to why is Admin approving such a banner and then complaining about receiving emails from similar services. My own experience has thus far (at least I think so, i'll have to recheck now lol) involved receiving emails from the webmasters themselves but i'm sure i'm likely to get many now from the kind of service advertising here.

          Fair point Carol.

          Joel
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  • Profile picture of the author kayfrank
    Now that Google has offereed the free tool (Disavow) to remove backlinks you can just send them there. Bet they wont use the tool though!
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  • Profile picture of the author denysapu
    Ohh G
    I just realized that the OP is with 'admin' username
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