October 25, 2002
Linkbuilding spam-alert

I just received the following email from an obvious linkfarm-builder. If you have a personal or professional website, I strongly discourage you to participate in their schemes, as it will most likely have the opposite effect of the desired "PageRank" increase with the search engines (see linkfarm-link above)...:

Date: Thu, 24 Oct 2002 22:42 -0700
From: Kim Summers <kimgsummers@link-builder.com>
To: webmaster@###.no
Subject: jacobsen.no

I discovered jacobsen.no in Yahoo, my favorite search engine. I am requesting that you create a link from jacobsen.no to my client's web site if you feel that their content is in some way related or complements your site. In exchange, I'll post a link from their site to yours.

Exchanging links will help bring in more business for both your web site and my client's. An added benefit is increased search engine traffic because the search engines rank sites higher that have a good number of relevant links.

This is not a free-for-all link exchange, I don't waste my time with them and you shouldn't either. I am only linking to related web sites so that all my links are relevant to my site.

I would like to send you my client's web address, so that you can review their site. My client offers services for attaining high search engine rankings through website promotion and optimization.

Please let me know if you are interested in exchanging links. I'll send you more details once I hear back from you.

Looking forward to your reply.

Sincerely,
Kim Summers
kimgsummers@link-builder.com
http://www.link-builder.com

P.S. If for any reason you don't want me to contact again, just email me and let me know.

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They are still at in Nov 2003...

I am contacting you about cross linking. I am interested in [my site] because it looks like it's relevant to a site for which I am seeking links. The site is about a new site with information on dog health, diseases, problems, and health care. [and we have nothing to do with these topics!]

I'll keep the web address confidential and will send it to you only if you give me permission to do so. Just let me know if it's OK, and I'll send you the web address for your review. If you approve of the site, then the intention is to exchange links.

Looking forward to your reply.

Sincerely,
Lorena Herrera
lorenaherrera@link-builder.com
http:// www. link- builder .com
Experts in Quality Link Building

P.S. If for any reason you don't want me to contact you again, just email me and let me know that.

Posted by: James on November 27, 2003 11:14 AM

James,

I suppose it would be interesting in replying some time, to see what kind of sites use their services...?

Anyway - I just bin all those requests, and so should everyone to avoid getting labelled by Google as linkfarm builders.

Posted by: Anders on November 27, 2003 02:00 PM

They are still at it June 2004:

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I am contacting you about cross linking. I am interested in your site because it looks like it's relevant to a site for which I am seeking links.

The site belongs to a large health information company. It offers great information about the causes of osteoarthritis, joint pain and how to find relief from arthritis.

I'll keep the web address confidential and will send it to you only if you give me permission to do so. Just let me know if it's OK, and I'll send you the web address for your review. If you approve of the site, then the intention is to exchange links.

Looking forward to your reply.

Sincerely,
Johnny - Sr. Link Builder
johnny_ara@link-builder.com
link-builder.com
Experts in Quality Link Building

P.S. If for any reason you don't want me to contact you again, email me with the words "NO EMAIL" as the subject of your message.


Link Builder
Apartado Postal #18
Tijuana, B.C. 22432

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Posted by: THC Ministry Amsterdam on June 28, 2004 09:18 PM

I recieved one this morning too:

"I am contacting you about cross linking. I am interested in your site because it looks like it's relevant to a site for which I am seeking links.

This site is about a total email security management solution for enterprises of all levels. Using the latest mail filtering and anti-virus technologies, business are provided with complete control over the classification of email and its distribution

I'll keep the web address confidential and will send it to you only if you give me permission to do so. Just let me know if it's OK, and I'll send you the web address for your review. If you approve of the site, then the intention is to exchange links.

Looking forward to your reply.

Sincerely,
Bert - Sr. Link Builder
bert_spf@link-builder.com
http://www.link-builder.com
Experts in Quality Link Building

P.S. If for any reason you don't want me to contact you again, email me with the words "NO EMAIL" as the subject of your message.

Link Builder
Apartado Postal #18
Tijuana, B.C. 22432"
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You should notice that:
1) Every Page in thier Site has a PR0
2) GOOGLE searches for the URL and a link Search show NO RECORD meaning they have probably been dropped or banned.
3) A peak at the Home Page code reveals a robot meta = NOINDEX, NOFOLLOW.

Hmmmm!

Posted by: Ken on July 1, 2004 08:33 PM

applause!

The posts about Link Builder is right on the mark. I've now blocked link-builder.com. Here's another one for you:

linklords.com

Posted by: Bob Glover on August 11, 2004 04:05 AM

I also came across them quite often in the past. But there are also some good linkbuilding companies out there that don't send auto-generated emails.

Posted by: Thomas on December 6, 2004 11:04 AM

I received the same type of link-building request from Linklords.com today - I searched on their address (Tijuana, B.C. 22432) to check it out and was delighted to find this page with the warnings on it. Thanks for this info - it is very useful to those who are new to the whole link exchange area.

Posted by: Claire Fish on January 31, 2005 06:13 PM

Have you ever come across a valid email request, which really got you to exchange links? I would like to have a peek at one.

Posted by: Al on May 26, 2005 09:00 PM
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