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Can someone answer this question about link selling?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by misterblackhat, Feb 25, 2014.

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  1. misterblackhat

    misterblackhat Newbie

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    I've posted a thread before asking if there was any sort of legal trouble someone could get into for selling links on a site they don't own. Never got a real clear answer. So, say a writer for a news website has access to every article on the site and can go in and drop a link to a very old article. The site owner doesn't know they're doing this and obviously wouldn't like it. Is there any legal action that the site owner can take against this writer?
     
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    Let's say someone parks a car in their driveway and their gas cap is not a locking cap. So every night you go and syphon off a gallon or two. Is that legal? I guess it depends upon your point of view.
    You might call it being opportunistic, but I bet you wouldn't hang around until morning to find out what the owner has to say about it.
     
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    I would imagine the writer would be sacked and possibly sued.

    People still do it though.

    The writer would have to decide if the risk was worth it or not.
     
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    Is it really worth it? Why take the risk over a link that likely wasn't worth it to begin with.
     
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    I'll give you the same answer I gave you last time - if they have the site owners permission, either tacit or express, then I don't see the problem. If however they don't have permission, it would be unlawful. Simple, isn't it?
     
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    Legal action likely? No.

    Legal action possible? Yes.

    Why even f### with something like this though, I am pretty sure the link wouldn't even be worth the headache.