Forgot to post these before. Enjoy.
Date: Wed, 13 Mar 2013 10:41:49 +0530 Message-ID: <email@example.com> Subject: Urgent Link Removal from http://reddragdiva.dreamwidth.org/566099.html From: Gareth Hoyle <firstname.lastname@example.org> To: email@example.com Ref: http://reddragdiva.dreamwidth.org/566099.html Hi My name is Gareth and I represent http://www.simplyled.co.uk/. It has come to our attention that your site may be linking to our own in a manner which we believe may be mutually harmful in SEO terms. For this reason, I would be very grateful if you would please remove all links to this site at your earliest convenience, letting me know that you have done so. It may be that a third party has maliciously or abusively added our details at some point in the past, and I apologies for inconveniencing you in this way. However, as my email address shows, I represent http://www.simplyled.co.uk/ directly and it is our express wish that all such links be removed as soon as possible. If you represent any affiliate websites which are also linking to us in this way, would you also be so kind as to remove our details from those sites, also?I am really very grateful for your cooperation in this matter. Many thanks Gareth http://www.simplyled.co.uk/
Date: Wed, 13 Mar 2013 07:43:11 +0000 Message-ID: <firstname.lastname@example.org> Subject: Re: Urgent Link Removal from http://reddragdiva.dreamwidth.org/566099.html From: David Gerard <email@example.com> To: Gareth Hoyle <firstname.lastname@example.org> It's a comment posted by someone I know, who is *actually one of your satisfied customers*, so it's pretty clear that you didn't read the post before sending the email. This suggests (a) (ungenerously) you have been knowingly paying for blog spam, and *now* it's biting your search rankings (b) (slightly less ungenerously) you have bought services from the "snake oil" variety of SEO merchant, who will tell you all manner of made-up magical things you can do to increase your search ranking, other than actually having good content people want to link to. in either case, (c) you're posting from a generated list without reading it. This is, of course, quite foolish. However, I shall be absolutely sure to post that you don't want people linking to you or buying from you, and emphasising that simplyled.co.uk, and Burton and Sons in general (with a list of all sites), is quite definitely in foolishness classes (a) or (b). I will be sure to make sure the news spreads as far as possible, possibly with an amusing image macro on Facebook. - d.