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.