Welcome to WebmasterWorld Guest from 220.127.116.11
Forum Moderators: phranque
One of my site is suspended for spam since I have been asking the webmasters to add link on their site.accidently I send the adding link request to my web hosting company .So they suspended it. Do you think I will get any problem. I am kind of new to web site development.
Your help and input is really appreciated.
Wrt spam: if I see a link request in my Inbox that appears to be part of a mass-mailing, I regard it as spam. If it's personally directed to me, because the other webmaster thinks a link from my site would be pertinent, then I don't see it as spam.
Good luck with your return (but please, lay off the spam - it's a plague for most of us).
ISP's can and often do send complaints to the companies hosting the sites sending out bulk spam The hosting company gets to decide if they want to have their IP(s) blacklisted or continue hosting your site. Earthlink and AOL are particularly vigorous in sending complaints to hosts. Oddly enough, most hosting companies will probably not be sympathetic to your cause, so you should expect the same thing to happen with other reputable hosting companies.
Times are changing and I think the days of being able to send bulk link requests without a negative repercussion are almost gone. Hopefully the days of a benefit from getting a billion inbound links from farms and scrapers are sunsetting as well.
So in future how would I avoid these kind of problems.Any tips .Should I stop asking for links?.
Will I get any notice from any law forums?.
Realize that most link requests are bogus. I get loads of requests for "reciprocal" links from people with utterly unrelated sites who claim to have given me a link-to. But I don't need a link from a spammy scammy affiliate link-farm, and I sure don't want to link to such a site. If I reply to such a message, it is to request -- in the strongest terms -- that their link to my site (should it actually exist) be removed immediately.
That's not to say that all link requests will be ignored. I have a non-commercial educational site. In my site's early days, I would find related (not duplicating) sites that already contained lists of "recommended sites for [my topic]", and then would suggest that perhaps my page could usefully be added to that listing. Sometimes I heard back; sometimes I didn't. Sometimes I got the link; sometimes I didn't. But by making sure I didn't come off slimey ("I gave you something you didn't ask for, so now you owe me") or demanding, and by offering something for which they had already expressed a desire, I was usually successful.
So I have to ask: What sort of link-to's were you requesting? How "chunky" is the content on your site? How useful is your content, if any, to your target's users? How explicitly have your targets expressed an interest in what you offer?