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Authority Link Network ALN - Shutting down many accounts

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by sespot, Apr 1, 2012.

  1. sespot

    sespot Junior Member

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    So I woke up today, to see my ALN accounts suspended, So I emailed support, And have not heard back from them, but I did get a email from Maulana stating info below,

    Hi,

    Due to the recent google de-indexing problem,
    we have made some changes in ALN 2.0 to help
    lowering the current de-indexing rate, however
    it was not enough.

    We have come to another solution, which is to
    close the new member registration and to close
    down all ALN user's accounts which have been
    registered in the last 3 months.

    We will refund every single transaction for the
    users which got affected by this change, here's
    how to get your refund:


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    Now my problem with this is both of my accounts were created in the last 3 months, now my one is a pro account paying $50 a month with around 100 page rank 2,3,4 blogs, all on diff c-class ips, the other one has about 50 page rank 3,4 all on diff host and c-class ips as well and this one I just setup 3 days ago, I think they could of not wasted my time by me adding all these blogs 3 days ago, as they must have known they were planing to do this soon..

    And what they should be doing is not looking at user reg time, rather look at what each member is offering as far as how many blogs each of us added, and then manual shut down accounts based on quality of your blogs and ip host...

    So anyhow I said my 2cents, I guess its time to hire a coder and start my own network, and limit the users as a small but powerful network, as all these big ones are all going under.....
     
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  3. sespot

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    Yup its crazy, I understand all the networks that are left are on tilt trying to save their networks, but i think most are going about it way wrong..
     
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    ALN is on life support, I wouldn't be surprised to why he made that move. He's naive to think that "ALN 2.0" can beat Google.
     
  5. sespot

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    Yeah good way to put it" Life Support " But I think he went thru the top members and looked at the blogs each one added to ALN, then research all them by looking at whois, and hosts, and ips class ips, and then sent messages to each member about changes each of us need to do, to save the network then that would be the right way to go..

    Now I understand disabling new accounts that are bring no blogs to the table or very low amount.. But in my case my 150+ blogs I had within his network all have their own ip on c-class, and mixed with 4 registers and 8 nameservers, All my blogs are custom and leave no foot print pr2-5 , all aged more then 3 years...

    So its his loss not mine... As the last 2 months Ive got little to no results using ALN


    So now I am planing to build my network to over 600 domains and add a few close people I know so that will total more then 1,100 page ranking blogs and will do a invite only member basis, as these huge networks fail...
     
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    how can they do business after banning their members !!
     
  7. manny521

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    if google is targeting ALN, then it has no chance of survival...

    google is targeting blog networks manually, they can't do this algorithmically...

    once they find the network, they can target the network with a program, but this is still manual...

    blog networks still work as long as google is not targeting the network...
     
  8. Megalomaniac Midget

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    no disrespect, your assumption that networks like ANL can't be target algorithmically is just as naive as maulana counter measures.

    its stupid easy, even for a tard coder like me, because there is already multiple open source code & databases to target ALN monster footprint.
     
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    Yeah I lost my account too today. Very nice of him to do that without at least 2 days prior announcement. I have 21 PR3 - PR5 blogs and if he doesn't need me, oh well, I will use them as my own lil private network and i will put only my articles targeting to my money sites.

    I wish ALN to have the same faith as BMR had.
     
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  10. kegnum

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    I haven't used them in over a month and really don't care but it was kinda low to just kick people out on their asses like that with no warning.... Wonder if he will still be spamming me.

    Anyway though I think the dude has no class, It's really not a big loss. I have about 20 sites in there that I will just move on to the next one lol.


    Mind sharing what that footprint might be... ALN is stripping 30% of the links out of the network... I would assume that would be one of the biggest footprints they had... aside from blogs that post 100+ posts a week.
     
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    It's been over for ALN for weeks if not longer. They're grasping at straws with every update now, be smart and move on.
     
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    Time to move on to other networks. I've seen Horror Stories of Users using Blog networks but some Blog Networks still standing tall:)
     
  13. kegnum

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    I see that too, but for how long? Do you think that it's good idea to keep going with high PR blog networks after seeing the fact that it is so obvious Google is tackling them?
     
  14. sespot

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    Yes, They are good if done right, I have about 80 setup on my other seo hosting account, and it has gave me great results, I just think what it comes down to it getting t big and letting go of quality control is what brings these networks down...

    I think if a group of 10-20 of us that had 20+ sites to put into our own network
    " that would be more powerful then any of these huge networks" I think it all comes down to quality control and having a low footprint... but blog network links still give great serp movement...

    Even one url for a highly LA legal keyword I only used for about 30 days on HPS network about 400 article posts got me on page 2, and that is all the link building the domain has ever had, but the domain was aged for about 2 years now...

    So yes blog posts/links still work, just got to get good ones...
     
  15. Cranula

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    First BMR and now ALN... Looks like Google is cleaning house. The entire seo scenes about to change..
     
  16. ubsmax

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    My account also suspended!:eek:
    I think time to search new ways to get high quality backlinks
    as like ALN was. Because if we join another network, who knows
    after few days it will go like as ALN, BMR etc.
    Better way to build own network or find other ways.

    .
     
  17. pompano

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    Nothing has changed for me, you are relying on the networks too much. Move on and be creative. My sites are doing really good.
     
  18. jon_xx_x

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    This is fraud.
    Atleast email us you stupid fuck.
    Can someone post how to get the refund?

    PS. I said it from the beginning. Google is using an article identifier.
     
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  19. kegnum

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    Hi,

    Due to the recent google de-indexing problem,
    we have made some changes in ALN 2.0 to help
    lowering the current de-indexing rate, however
    it was not enough.

    We have come to another solution, which is to
    close the new member registration and to close
    down all ALN user's accounts which have been
    registered in the last 3 months.

    We will refund every single transaction for the
    users which got affected by this change, here's
    how to get your refund:

    - submit a ticket here: http://www.impowerhouse.com/support/

    - use the subject: [ALN REFUND]

    - send us your paypal email address, your ALN username
    and your current active ALN payment plan

    - send us your ALN last charge date

    - we will send this pro-rated refund as a paypal "mass payment"

    - it will take 7 to 14 days to process these refunds,
    so we ask for your patience and understanding as we work
    through this process

    Note: we won't process any refunds if you didn't follow
    the instruction above.

    Please also note that all service provider MUST NOT
    mention ALN in their sales page, you must change it
    to your own "private blog network" or something
    like that.

    Failing to do so will result in immediate suspension
    of your ALN account.

    We regret that things turned out this way but please
    understand that we made these changes for the better
    of the network.

    Let us know if you have some question regarding this
    new change by submitting a ticket to our help desk.

    Thanks for being part of the ALN network.

    Best regards,

    Maulana T
     
  20. Megalomaniac Midget

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    don't use crappy spin thats not readable on domain you don't want to lose
     
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