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Strange new link scheme

Manipulation to link

     
4:27 am on Feb 13, 2003 (gmt 0)

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I've become fairly experienced with quality link exchanges over the past 5 months and thought I had seen every intricacy and problem a webmaster faces when embarking down this road.

I was wrong.

About a week ago, I get an email from a website complaining they could not find their link on my site. I have never heard of this website before that day.

I write back: - uhhh, okay, I have never heard of you, never seen your web site and after examining your site, would not have agreed to exchanged links with you anyway.

I never knew they even existed.

A week later, I get another email from this guy stating he is very sorry but he is going to have to remove my link from his site. However, he leaves the door open in his language in case I want to change his mind. He ends the letter by telling me he is sorry he has to do this but it is necessary.

That's the problem with the internet - it is too easy for kooks, weirdos and malicious people to start a website.

I guess this webmaster thought his underhanded approach was more effective in soliciting link exchanges than the routine method myself and others do it.

4:48 pm on Feb 14, 2003 (gmt 0)

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I have recieved those. I think it probably works on some sites. Linking to most webmasters is no big deal. Optimizers take advantage of that, but this tactic is quite deceptive.
4:53 pm on Feb 14, 2003 (gmt 0)

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I can't find MY link on your site, either, Zap... guess I'm going to have to take yours off. ;)
11:50 pm on Feb 17, 2003 (gmt 0)

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LMAO

rogerd, that's exactly how it was.