Every now and then, I am contacted by people who have found an offer to buy text link advertisements on andreasviklund.com. Most often, the offers are posted by anonymous people on various web forums such as DigitalPoint. Since andreasviklund.com has a high pagerank, text links from here are considered to be very valuable. When such links are offered for a low price it may seem like a fantastic deal for the buyer.
But it is not. Anyone claiming to sell text links on andreasviklund.com is commiting a fraud, and anyone who pays for such links will lose their money to a scammer without getting the link that they pay for.
1. There are no text link advertisement slots for sale on this website. Not sold by me, or by anyone else who claim to represent andreasviklund.com.
2. I do my very best to follow the Google webmaster guidelines, which means that text link advertisements for SEO purposes are simply not an option on this website.
3. If I would, for any reason, change the no-text-links policy, I would not need to advertise on external forums. And I would not need any link broker to speak for me. I get direct inquiries, offers and requests about text link ads every day in my e-mail – and I keep turning all such offers down.
4. Anyone who has paid a third part to get a link here, will end up with empty hands. I encourage anyone who becomes a victim of such a fraud to contact me so I can forward any information you may have regarding the seller to my legal representatives.
5. I am always open for discussions, suggestions and ideas regarding other forms of advertisements and partnerships. As long as it is all about advertising for traffic and not for SEO purposes.
Today, I was told about this forum thread where a person is claiming to sell pagerank 9 links on two sites where one is andreasviklund.com. I repeat: It is a scam, do NOT send any money to this person. But if you get any kind of information about the seller, please send it to me so I can take further action to put an end to this scam.
Lastly, if you see any similar offer on any other forum where you are a member, please post a link to this page to help others avoid getting scammed. Thanks in advance!
This article was written by Andreas Viklund
Web designer, writer and the creative engine behind this website. Author of most of the free website templates, along with some of the WordPress themes.