Monday, 17 January 2022 15:18

Beware of Threatening Link Building Scam

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I frequently receive emails from various SEO partners that ask me to add links on my articles to their client's site, a pretty normal "link building" technique.  This one caught me off guard because this is the type of thing that requires finesse, not threats.  

Nevertheless, this guy asked for a link back to his CBD client, a 5 star GMB review, a 5 star Trust Piliot review... 

Then it turned into the most ridiculous thing I've seen in a while: he said if I don't do it within one week, he's going to create a milliong toxic blog comment spam and redirect links back to my site.

Ha!  Nice try, buddy. 

Here's the full email he sent:

 

Full Name: Mel Neumann
E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Phone: 206-604-3104
Comments: Hello Sir! I working for Bizcope SEO company in Bangladesh. My client needing backlinks urgently. So sir, I requesting that you give me a do follow, permanent backlink on your blog. When you are done, please sending me email to confirming. Here is my client website: https://www.charlottesweb.com/all-charlottes-web-hemp-cbd-supplements/cbd-gummies Plz also creating a 5 star GMB and Trust Pilot reviewings too. If I do not seeing a backlink in one week, I am create million toxic blog comment spam and redirect backlink to covingtoncreations.com and you can saying goodbye to your Google rankings for 1 year or more. I trust you making correct decision Sir. I giving you 7 days. If I getting link from you, I will also add a back-link to covingtoncreations.com on https://www.discovermagazine.com/sponsored/25-best-cbd-gummies-on-the-market Best wishes from sunny Bangladesh Dusyanthan Balasubramanian Bizcope | SEO, Web Design & Digital Marketing Company Address: 89/7 Gopibag Biswa Road, Nadian Tower, Level 3 Dhaka, 1203, Bangladesh

Last modified on Monday, 17 January 2022 15:29

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