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Question about selling links

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by misterblackhat, Feb 21, 2014.

  1. misterblackhat

    misterblackhat Newbie

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    So lets say a writer for a high authority news site is selling followed links. Can they get in any sort of legal trouble for doing this? I've heard of people doing this and have received emails advertising this sort of thing before and I'm just curious of what the risks are for the seller besides the obvious getting fired/reputation ruined, etc.
     
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    assphuck Senior Member

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    It's not against the law to link to other websites. Where the writer may get into trouble is any type of contractual agreement he has with the website he writes for. He could lose his job, but that's about the worst that can happen unless the news site sues him for lost link revenue. That would be a first though.
     
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    No legal trouble, whatsoever (assuming the lawful owner of the site has no problem with the activity).
     
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    Umm unless his contract or something explicitly says that he cannot do this then no, there shouldn't be any problems. He has that power and his likely a "freelancer" so no contract.
     
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    You can sell whatever you want on your website. The chance of "ruining" your reputation is if you are linking to random and irrelevant low quality websites that host penalty material.
     
  6. misterblackhat

    misterblackhat Newbie

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    Keep in mind the writers selling the links don't own the website. My question was can you get in legal trouble for selling links on someone else's website. But the answer appears to be no.