Tuesday, February 04, 2014
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I got this in the email today, and I literally laughed out loud.

I’ve been fighting these spammers for years, and they’ve cost me ridiculous amounts of time and money over that time.

The fact that these inherently evil people are now asking me to spend more of my time and money to resolve some issue they brought on themselves is hilarious!

Now maybe if they’d offered me a bunch of money – enough to cover my time now to remove the links, plus enough to cover all the hours I’ve spent fighting their spam over the years – I’d be motivated to “help” them.

As it is, I find that I’m highly motivated to do two things:

  1. Use these people as public examples of evil in the hopes that few enough people will ever use their services that they go out of business
  2. Leave their spam in my web site as long as the Google ranking harms them by my actions

(what’s even funnier is that their spam is in a fake user profile, not in the actual forum, and the spammer that created that user profile has the password and could thus clean up the spam themselves – I think these national positions people should just pay their spammer to clean up the mess – that would be pretty funny too :) )


Name: Webmaster

Email: webmaster@nationalpositions.com


I am the webmaster for http://www.nationalpositions.com.

Sometime in the past we were paying a company for a link building campaign for our website. At the time, we didn't know what kinds of links they were building, and we were assured they would help our rankings. We are now in a situation where these links are causing a Google penalty on our domain.

We have identified which links we believe could be causing this, and we found your domain is hosting links we need removed.

I would greatly appreciate it if you removed all of the links to http://www.nationalpositions.com from your domain. Here is an example of the URLs hosting the links:



Please let me know when you have removed our links from your domain.

We are very sorry if spam was placed on your domain on our behalf.

Thank you,

The nationalpositions.com Team

Tuesday, February 04, 2014 9:39:49 AM (Central Standard Time, UTC-06:00)  #    Disclaimer  |  Comments [2]  | 
Tuesday, February 04, 2014 10:20:16 AM (Central Standard Time, UTC-06:00)
The subject line of the email should have read: "Egg on our Face" or "Eating Crow" :P

One of those nice times when what should occur actually does. "Please accept our apology..."
Tuesday, February 04, 2014 5:43:40 PM (Central Standard Time, UTC-06:00)
You know I wonder if this entire industry of SPAM, leads, rankings is just so much hot air? I have this sneaking suspicion that someone selling a product gets a SPAM message about something and says, hum it must work I seem to get a lot of this kind of email? So they get with some company to send out a bunch and on and on it goes? I have not for a while had a web site up, but I have retained the name because I think any day now I will fire it up again and get busy. I get emails all the time about how such and such a company has analyzed my site and can increase my traffic or what ever, hum seeing how I have no site........ I laugh too.
Michael Gamble
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