Link Removals: Sometimes Websites Get Taken Down

One of the services we provide here at GlobeRunner is a process of cleaning up a website’s links. Due to the recent Google Penguin algorithm updates in the past year or so, a lot of sites have suffered dramatic search engine ranking losses and have had severe hits to their site traffic. One thing that we do very well here at Globe Runner is get a site’s traffic back due to Google penalties.

The Google Penguin algorithm update determines whether or not you have low quality links or “questionable” links pointing to your website that attempted to manipulate your site search engine rankings. If you have low quality links pointing to your website, you need to get those links removed. Not only do you need those links removed, you can also disavow the links.

During the link removal process that we go through, which is extremely thorough, we come across some pretty strange situations. In fact, in some extreme cases, we may not mean to get a website banned or taken down by the site’s web host. But, sometimes that happens. One such situation occurred, and now, when you go to the site, you see this message:


Well, I guess we got the link removed, ya think?

Bill Hartzer is Globe Runner’s Senior SEO Strategist. Connect with him on Google+ or on Twitter as Bhartzer.