1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

'axa group' consultants asking me to remove links from old autoblogs

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by Lando Calrissian, Jun 4, 2014.

  1. Lando Calrissian

    Lando Calrissian Registered Member

    Joined:
    May 14, 2014
    Messages:
    76
    Likes Received:
    14
    Ive been getting emails from them complaining that since google has changed the algorithm they want my links removed form some of my old autoblogs which id totally forgotten about.

    Why dont they just use disavow links :D

    I find this weird since i have whois guard up on that but they seem to have been able to contacted me thru the encrpyted conteact thru whois.

    whats the point of whois if ppl can still contact you?
     
  2. tb303

    tb303 Power Member

    Joined:
    Dec 18, 2011
    Messages:
    601
    Likes Received:
    280
    You dont say how they contacted you. If it was via email then that is how whoisguard is supposed to work. If it was by letter then you had best remove the links.
     
    • Thanks Thanks x 1
  3. Asif WILSON Khan

    Asif WILSON Khan Executive VIP Premium Member

    Joined:
    Nov 10, 2012
    Messages:
    10,139
    Likes Received:
    28,608
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Fun Lovin' Criminal
    Location:
    London
    Home Page:
    OP, just remove the links. Yes, they can disavow but that is supposed to be a last resort.

    And if they contacted you by email then tb303 has given you the answer.
     
  4. Lando Calrissian

    Lando Calrissian Registered Member

    Joined:
    May 14, 2014
    Messages:
    76
    Likes Received:
    14
    It is by email.

    Yes but they dont have any legal ground to tell me what to do do they.

    Anyone can link to what they like it isnt like copyrighting domains and such is it where your obliged to do it and they give cease and desists is it.
     
  5. lucasbraydon

    lucasbraydon Supreme Member

    Joined:
    Nov 9, 2013
    Messages:
    1,232
    Likes Received:
    1,561
    Location:
    Here and there
    Yes but if they start disavowing links from your domain, what message is that sending to scroogle about the quality of YOUR sites?
    Well they are auto-blogs so they must be pretty shitty anyway :D
     
    • Thanks Thanks x 1
  6. th0m4s

    th0m4s Regular Member

    Joined:
    Jul 8, 2013
    Messages:
    243
    Likes Received:
    57
    Just remove the links before your domain has signals sent to it (as lucas suggested) , it will probably be an automated email sent via the WHOISguard email as mentioned above.

    Disavow is a last resort once you have made a reasonable effort to contact webmasters for link removal.
     
  7. Asif WILSON Khan

    Asif WILSON Khan Executive VIP Premium Member

    Joined:
    Nov 10, 2012
    Messages:
    10,139
    Likes Received:
    28,608
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Fun Lovin' Criminal
    Location:
    London
    Home Page:

    ^^^^^^ This OP, why attract attention to your Autoblogs?

    No, there is no legal requirement to remove the links but when they disavow the links they could also report that your blog is an autoblog/spamblog.

    https://support.google.com/webmasters/answer/93713?hl=en
    https://support.google.com/webmasters/answer/2648487?hl=en

    Obviously, it is up to you but AXA Group aren't a small company, just remove the links and be done with it.
     
  8. igniteimages

    igniteimages Regular Member

    Joined:
    Apr 2, 2013
    Messages:
    393
    Likes Received:
    168
    If positions were reversed you'd probably want a webmaster to remove links if you asked.

    Just do it - Karma :)
     
  9. turdface

    turdface Supreme Member

    Joined:
    Sep 3, 2010
    Messages:
    1,278
    Likes Received:
    169
    YOu can email through whoiseguard and it goes to you but they don't know your email address. I get spam like that occasionally.
     
  10. validseo

    validseo Power Member

    Joined:
    Jul 17, 2013
    Messages:
    613
    Likes Received:
    293
    Occupation:
    Professional SEO
    Location:
    Seattle, Wa
    Mark their emails as spam... They are fighting spam with spam... so blow it off. Its also your god damn right to link to whoever you want to whenever you want to. If you don't want to remove the link then it is totally fine to exercise your freedom of speech online. I'm damn tired of Google telling people who they can or cant link to. Fuck off Google!

    Why the hell should you have to remove content they put out for syndication. I'm assuming your auto-blog consumed RSS feeds. If they don't want people to link to their site they should stop syndicating content first otherwise your blog is going to link to them again as soon as they post in your space again.
     
    • Thanks Thanks x 1
    Last edited: Jun 4, 2014
  11. validseo

    validseo Power Member

    Joined:
    Jul 17, 2013
    Messages:
    613
    Likes Received:
    293
    Occupation:
    Professional SEO
    Location:
    Seattle, Wa
    It's Google. Unless you are a PPC ad Google hates you anyway. Search used cars on a laptop... there will be 1 organic result above the fold in the lower left corner of the screen. The only way Google could hate on organic results more would be to have NO results above the fold. Right now it is all ads and 1 result in the bottom left. Again, Fuck Off Google!

    used-cars.jpg
     
    Last edited: Jun 4, 2014
  12. sudorank

    sudorank Power Member

    Joined:
    Jun 24, 2013
    Messages:
    640
    Likes Received:
    473
    Occupation:
    Web Developer
    Location:
    Swansea, UK
    Home Page:
    Just remove them, you're first priority is to protect your autoblogs and keep them away from prying eyes.
     
  13. davids355

    davids355 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

    Joined:
    Apr 25, 2011
    Messages:
    8,807
    Likes Received:
    6,374
    Home Page:
    Just do it if you can, to keep the peace.
     
  14. Lando Calrissian

    Lando Calrissian Registered Member

    Joined:
    May 14, 2014
    Messages:
    76
    Likes Received:
    14
    Very white hat goofu two shoes stuff from bhw, nothing new there then :D

    Ive actually 'lost' the autbllogs somehow on my hosting. i deleted the main domain in addons domains but the blogs still exist in subfolders and i am unable to acces them thru ftp as the domain doesnt show up. Why?
     
  15. lietuvis002

    lietuvis002 BANNED BANNED

    Joined:
    Aug 3, 2012
    Messages:
    2,415
    Likes Received:
    2,576
    tell them that nothing is free
     
    • Thanks Thanks x 1
  16. prab1996

    prab1996 Elite Member

    Joined:
    Jan 8, 2013
    Messages:
    3,496
    Likes Received:
    2,028
    Occupation:
    your gf's <3 ♥♥♥♥
    Location:
    Prab1996.com
    Home Page:
    Reply them and tell that you not know how to operate that custom css site and are too busy in day job.

    At end add that you will have to hire a old time coder to do it and it is hard to find a corder who know about editing that template corder will charge $100/hour. play as a bhatter.

    -=-