doesn’t appear to want links. 

A strange request today from a Quinstreet representative who contacted us today via email requesting we remove a link to

While we respect and shall comply with there request it seems bizarre to me that they don’t want links back to their site.

While this post that they refer to For Sale was published nearly 3 years ago, I don’t see what effect it would have on their SEO that would be a concern to have it removed.

Has any other domain name investors or bloggers been asked to remove such links to

Dear Webmaster,
It has come to our attention that your site is linking to our domain, (property of QuinStreet, Inc.). During a regular review of our site, we have discovered links pointing to our site, many of which may be several years old. However, these links may no longer be relevant to either your or our site.
Below is a list of linking pages from your site that we respectfully ask you to remove/nofollow as soon as possible. After removing/nofollowing, we would appreciate it if you would send us an email confirming the removal/nofollow.
If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us at

URLs: For Sale

3 Comments on " doesn’t appear to want links. "

  1. I’d tell them no. I don’t post links to help or hurt other sites, I post links because they relate to the article at hand and make for a better user experience for my readers. I’d refer them to the disavow link tool.

    Those types of emails could also work well in a negative SEO campaign by a competitor

  2. Usually these requests are automated. As Mike said, they can do their own homework with the disavow link tool under Webmaster Tools. Why create more work for you? Love the part where you need to update them on your progress LOL

  3. They sent me several emails… this was my reply:
    It’s the third email in a week, please stop sending this spam.
    You have sent several emails without double checking the URLs you mentioned or you would notice that no such backlinks exist.
    Your information must be really outdated because those domains expired, I acquired them and never linked to you… but I need to lose my time sending how many emails ?

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