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Link Removal Request Denied And Will Continue To Be Denied So Stop Asking &%$#!@S!

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by Crewchief007, Aug 13, 2012.

  1. Crewchief007

    Crewchief007 Power Member

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    Years ago, I set up a network of directories, [both article and site directories] and put them on autopilot. A few months ago I started receiving emails from Link Removal Companies requesting that I remove the links for the clients they represented.

    Not only were they asking that I remove these links, they were also demanding that I send them confirmation when the links are removed.

    I want to make this plain and crystal clear without sounding like a jerk.

    I AM NOT removing any links from ANY of the sites in my networks, now deal with it!

    My time is too valuable to respond to SEO wannabes who have not a clue how SEO works.

    Moreover, if you are paying someone to sanitize your backlink architecture, my caveat to you is this; check their work thoroughly!!!!!!!!!!!!! I mean from top to bottom! If you take any report they give you at face value, you are cheating yourself.

    Why? Because you are more likely than not getting ripped off!

    Just as a test, we sent out FAKE reports indicating that the requested links were removed.

    Guess what? We never removed ANY links and we never heard from any of those link removal companies. That?s all it took? A fake report? How much you want to bet that the people paying for these types of services are being sent bunk reports?

    The truth is, if they were really doing what they professed, they would have re-contacted the web property and stated that the links were IN FACT not removed.

    Here me clearly on this?

    If your SEO game plan to improve your ranking is centered around removing links, something is fundamentally wrong with your SEO game plan.

    Aside from the old BMR, do you think the various networks, private article directories, forums and the countless number of directories are going to take the time to remove links manually?

    Of course not; it?s simply inconceivable!

    The solution? You need to learn proper link replacement strategies and stop wasting your time with phantom link deletion solutions.
     
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  2. meathead1234

    meathead1234 Moderator Staff Member Moderator Premium Member

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    Why not just charge an "administration fee" to remove the links. Any half decent company will have a budget for this, so you could probably make some quite nice extra money for your troubles rather than sending them fake reports which seems a complete waste of time.
     
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  3. wannabie

    wannabie Elite Member

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    Just negotiated £1500 with an offline client for this very thing

    If someone charges to remove links you can use that for reconsideration requests, and it works very very well
     
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  4. Crewchief007

    Crewchief007 Power Member

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    You missed it meathead1234. Or, maybe I didn't clarify; I sent out bunk reports on that one occasion just to prove a point.

    Otherwise, I do not respond to the requests at all.

    And as far as charging an admission fee, that's a no go.

    I set these sites up as part of my personal network and would not expose them with any type of paid link or administration fee advertising.

    To clarify, I do not respond to the requests at all.


     
  5. Murdoch1337

    Murdoch1337 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    I also own a few directories that I don't really actively manage anymore. They're just sitting there, on someone elses server, but I still control them. I get these requests all the time, and I reply saying that there is a $20 fee for my time.

    Usually when I say this, they say we're evil, etc. Then I remind them that I'm not the one who added the site to my directory!

    Anyway, a few people have actually paid up. lol
     
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  6. TheBlueWizard

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    Mmmmhmm yeeaaa... no. I don't think he missed your point, but it appears you missed his. :rolleyes:

    But point taken. These services are costly and ineffective from the webmasters pov, and a waste of time to have to verify links that are supposed to not exist.

    Easier to start new.
     
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  7. CandyLand

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    I agree with OP, the advice goes for buying links too.

    However, if somebody's site is tanking, link directories are unlikely to be your problem. How about removing hundreds of thousands of spammed comments or profiles. Good luck to those shysters.
     
  8. Crewchief007

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    I'm sorry but I didn't miss his point.

    I'm speaking for me; the price of the administration fee I would have to charge to make it worth my time, no one is going to be willing to pay it. Would you pay $199.00 to remove one link. I didn't think so.

    But my major point was, link replacement is far better that link deletion.

    That advice does not go for buying links. Buying links still works and it always will.