Saturday, July 13, 2013

OK, tech experts: Seriously, should I be scared about this? Is my blog toast?

Received the following letter from Xinix World, a UK outfit:

Hello Joe

We at Xinix ( are currently reviewing our linking profile to ensure we adhere to Google's latest guidelines. We have decided that the links from your site are not relevant enough to our business. Therefore can we kindly request that you remove all links to from your site, currently Google Webmaster Tools is showing 6 links from your site to ours.

We understand that many of these links may be spam blog comments or posts, we apologise for this but it was a tactic our previous agency employed.

If you have any issues or questions please do not hesitate to contact us.

Kind Regards

K Miah 
Since getting this alert, I've devoted all of my spare time to scouring this blog, deleting all spam posts I could find -- yes, even the ones from Generic Viagra -- in the hope of making the Xinix World folks happy. (You'll notice that I am not linking to their website.) But what I want to know is this: If I miss one or two (or, heaven forbid, more), what might happen to me? Will I disrupt the space-time continuum? Does Xinix World have the capacity to launch tactical nuclear weapons in my direction? Will Google shut down my freaking blog?!?!?!?!?


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