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I have been sending link removal requests for one of our health sites and so far on average every directory wants $20 to remove our link.
Some even want $500 to remove the link.
Now we went over the links that want money to be removed and its close to $12210.
How can I work around this?
The amount is rather very significant. Anyone in similar situation and any work around?
[edited by: taberstruths at 8:21 pm (utc) on May 1, 2013]
It's like these people feel entitled to send me 10 emails a day, demanding I spend an hour of my day fixing their business problems - business problems they created. And then they complain when I expect to be paid for it, even in light of the fact that they're asking me to do the exact opposite of what they'd originally paid for. Web designers expect to be paid for a change in specs, so do I. What gives them the right to abrasively demand I work for nothing? Quit acting so entitled. If it's not even worth $29
It take 1 1/2 minutes at best to find a link in your CMS and 15 seconds to delete it. At $29 that's $29 X 30 = $870/hour for tasks any 8-year old elementary dropout can do.
It take 1 1/2 minutes at best to find a link in your CMS and 15 seconds to delete it.
- You cut out searching other pages for links to the same site to avoid a second request.
- You cut out minor rewrites if removing the link ruins the sentence.
Oh, and one more thing...verifying that the person who emailed you actually has the authority to ask for the link to be removed. And, no, the fact that it came from the domain in question isn't always enough, especially if it's a larger company.
One of the most popular negative SEO tactics lately is faked link removal requests...
[edited by: fathom at 11:16 am (utc) on May 2, 2013]
I have no problem with you being a hypocrite but I don't see
That seems to me to be a convenient way for Google to devalue low quality domains that offer inorganic links to others.
Google has suggested (more than a few times) be careful about what you disavow because you taint the credibility of the domains on the receiving end.
"Do not worry about damaging other people, that does not happen"
I'd like to earn $29 for 5 minutes work, but I would feel I was ripping someone off for that.