My SEO Company Want To Charge To remove Their Own Spammy Links?
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I have an ecommerce website and have had an SEO company working on content and links for me.
I think I have been hit by a penguin update though this effected me in July. My rankings for my main keywords have fallen from page 2 to page 8 on google also my page rank went from 3 to 2.
As well as directory submissions and article writing submissions they were providing PR1 and PR2 links for the last 4 months) these I can see are clearly from made up sites that are only created for outward bound links.
I have asked them to remove these links and told them that they dont comply with Googles Webmaster Guidelines and they have got back to me saying that;
- The links are acceptable
- They will not or are not doing the site any harm
- They will charge for removing
Am I right in my thinking that these links do need removing to help my site recover? Also is it reasonable to expect the links - theres about 30 of them, to be removed without charge?
If anyone can offer me some guidance I would really appreciate your advice on how to move forward.
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