A site was submitted to a directory service a year or two ago. The directory seems innocent enough on the surface, but it is placing our site/link in all kinds of random, irrelevant pages. I can't kill the directory listing since the operators are unresponsive.
Any suggestions for killing off any negative impact from the links on these random pages? Obviously can't kill the links themselves, per above.
I understand that the better option would be to get more contextually relevant links than bad links, but this directory is dynamically inserting my link onto multiple adult-related, foreign, etc pages per day. It's never ending and I don't have the manpower for organic link building activities to match it.
Msg#: 3987060 posted 2:37 am on Sep 14, 2009 (gmt 0)
You could implement a script on your site which checks the "referrer" information from the visiting browser. If the visitor comes from one of their domains send them to an unknown URL, ie. a 404 Error page
How do you determine that it's this one directory that's causing the problem? Even if you're seeing the same anchor text and description cropping up all over the place, could that have happened when a third party scraped the directory in question and copied its results all over the place? If that's the case then asking to get one link removed won't make much difference.