Maybe If You Asked Nicely

For the most part, I consider myself a pretty nice guy, but sometimes things get under my skin.

A little over a year ago I made a post about this website being on a shared server, and posted all the other websites that are also on the same server.  From time to time, an owner of one of those websites will ask me to remove the link, and usually I oblige even if I don’t understand why they would want a link removed.  After all, aren’t websites created to share information and/or sell something, and wouldn’t a website owner want more traffic to his or her website after spending time and money on said website?  But I digress.

Anywho, I got his little email this afternoon . . .


As Stephanie Tanner would say, “How rude!

And per one of my friends, “Lots of people link to things. THAT is the way of the Internet.”

I think that pretty much sums it up.

There’s obviously no copyright infringement nor am I holding that website out as something that it’s not – it’s just part of a list, and it’s not like anyone can have control of who links to what website.  So maybe, maybe if I have time, I might just edit that post and remove her website.

And to think, if she asked nicely I would actually make time to honor her request.

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6 Responses to Maybe If You Asked Nicely

  1. Jonas says:

    who does this person think they are?

    I say keep the link up just to get under THEIR skin. 🙂

  2. Nathan S. says:

    Man for a web design company they have a really great looking site……

  3. sister says:

    She was upset that you linked to her? I wonder if she realizes that her website is just a bunch of colors…

  4. Tea says:

    It's a better SEO practice to have links from "high authoritative" sites on the same subject matter their site is about. Perhaps that is the reasoning of some of the sites wanting to remove the link.

  5. David says:

    Too bad you are SO BUSY that you will not be able to edit that hold post.

  6. George says:

    I don't think SEO is a reasonable reason to ask to be removed. While being linked to by an 'authoritative' website is better. Being linked to at all is still good. That's the main reason for blog spam. A lot of blog spammers simply post benign comments like "Thank You!", hoping that their provided URL will show up (as in David's name right above this).

    Now, I could see if you did something like: (and WordPress allowed comment links)
    This website design company would do better if their home page didn't look like it was built in 1996

    Then they might have a problem.

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