In 2003 I purchased a site wide text link for a client's site. The link buy was canceled about 2 years ago as I realized it 1) wasn't relevant 2) was easily identifiable as a link buy (when the press came out about link buys 'bad' perception) and 3) ongoing expense.
There are still thousands of links showing up on archived pages of this non-relevant site, with recent cache dates.
Has anyone run into this issue - where back links are 'live' that you don't want? I fear that these links could be detrimental.
Is there anything I can do beyond trying to contact the site and requesting the links I am no longer paying for be removed?