Samizdata - 10:28 pm on Feb 11, 2013 (gmt 0)
You still thinking Google when you say "damage your business"
I refer you to the OP and follow-up posts.
I have come up with a idea of charging the websites that link to my websites $5 each for the privilege...
or I will threaten to disavow their links!
For saving $5 you want to take a chance that a authority site... disavows your link?
that maybe enough to convince the website owner to send me a token amount of $5
Many websites are owned by businesses, big and small
disavow links will probably not harm their websites anyway...but who knows
Others have mentioned blackmail and extortion, but whatever you call it the intention is clearly to frighten people into paying protection money or else have their businesses attacked.
The threat is to cause financial harm by making their websites tank in the search engines.
It makes no difference that the person doing the threatening is - as in this case - armed with something less effective than a stick of wet celery.
The bottom line threat is "give me money or I will damage your business".
I defy anyone to support this supposed "revenue model of the future".
Assuming they ever took it seriously.