With the rollout of Penguin, many web sites are panicking and scrambling to get rid of "suspect" links.
I own a few dozen Wordpress autoblogs. I don't actively manage them anymore and they're just sitting out there. Some are good domain names, so I'm just hanging on to them. They are populated with goarticles and ezine and other stuff pulled by Wordpress plugins designed to do just that.
Over the last few weeks I've been getting some request for me to take down articles. I've been ignoring them. Today I got another:
I am contacting you on behalf of http://www.[REMOVED].com.
We have noticed that there is a link from this page,
Pointing to our client. We would like to you to remove the link that is part of this website. If you do need to authorisations for this I can get the website owner to email you with this request as well.
It's a Wordpress blog, so it would require logging in and deleting the articles. |
Thing is I used to run dozens of these autoblogs, posting public domain content from article directories. It's been years since I managed them, but they still sit out there.
You client posted those articles for link building, and now that Google's all up in arms about it, they want to go back and undo it. So that means my time and effort to help them recover from what they now see as a mistake (but didn't see as a mistake at the time).
I'll remove the articles for $10 per article.
If that's acceptable, please identify, by URL, all the articles you want me to remove.
Send me the list of URLs, I will generate a PayPal invoice.
Once invoice is paid in full, I will remove the articles.
I just made an easy $70