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    I should have charged a "removal fee".
    I have been charging anywhere from $10 to $50 for removal, depending on the site and who is doing the asking. I don't have any sites where you should be requesting a link removal--they're all legitimate blogs and other sites. I'm amazed at how many people just want a link removed because it's using certain anchor text--they should be asking for and update of the link anchor text to their brand or company name--and not a total link removal.
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    Well, this is really the herd mentality and has nothing to do with common sense. I remember 5 years ago someone who didn't really know a lot but knew how to make people think he did, claimed publically that one of the bigger directories out there was the reason one of his sites dropped.

    Needless to say, it started the frenzy where the even less knowledgable ones went nuts and asked to be removed from every directory.


    Crazy enough, most of the sites listed with me were doing extremely well.


    So yes: Charge to remove them. If they believe anything then they will probably spit out the cash, too.

    Quote Originally Posted by bhartzer View Post
    I have been charging anywhere from $10 to $50 for removal, depending on the site and who is doing the asking. I don't have any sites where you should be requesting a link removal--they're all legitimate blogs and other sites. I'm amazed at how many people just want a link removed because it's using certain anchor text--they should be asking for and update of the link anchor text to their brand or company name--and not a total link removal.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bhartzer View Post
    I'm amazed at how many people just want a link removed because it's using certain anchor text--they should be asking for and update of the link anchor text to their brand or company name--and not a total link removal.
    Webmasters have told me that once Google identifies a link as spam changing the anchor text won't help. Has anyone tested this?

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    Y'all inspired me. I got another toady, which despite a different name was written by the same person (sorry junior, been moderating a while)... asking me yet again to remove some links, and explaining that if was not the first time I'd received the note it was because he is being "very assertive in {his} approach to this".

    Sent him back a quick email:

    No problem, but since you added them, not me, the fee will be $50.00.
    When you are prepared to pay I'll hop right on that. Thanks ~ Rob
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    There is a cottage industry that is pushing this.
    People convince companies and webmasters that they will find those backlinks that are hurting their sites.
    And for a price will get them removed.

    Check fiverr and some other forums for people who will do the above.

    Got 3 emails today.
    All different email addies, all different women's names, and all wanting a link removed from my blog. (different links)
    Same email, just a different name and url and the url of the post.

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    It took me a long time to learn that when you give extras for free, you will be busy all day servicing people for nothing.
    Even if you were to charge as little as 1 dollar, the guy would probably not pay.
    (Well, maybe he would, but most wouldn't).



    Quote Originally Posted by robjones View Post
    Y'all inspired me. I got another toady, which despite a different name was written by the same person (sorry junior, been moderating a while)... asking me yet again to remove some links, and explaining that if was not the first time I'd received the note it was because he is being "very assertive in {his} approach to this".

    Sent him back a quick email:



    LOL. Dorks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Dammann View Post
    That reminds me of all the people who once messaged me to remove their links from a directory I used to run.

    I should have charged a "removal fee".
    I use to have these emails too. I think its them that hacked my directory after I ignore them all. When I got it up again they once again send emails.

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    Sounds like them. Too blatant.


    Quote Originally Posted by garfish View Post
    I use to have these emails too. I think its them that hacked my directory after I ignore them all. When I got it up again they once again send emails.
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    It's ridiculous the hoops Google has webmasters (or so-called webmasters) jumping through. I too have gotten some of these emails.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sami4u View Post
    Hi,

    Guys this idea might work. Start a real junkie and spam filled site place it all full of free links to sites, then when they send you a removal request tell them $10 a link removal fee.

    Sami
    This is king of funny you know, you can't just do things like that

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