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Sweet Spammer Justice

Email I got:

Hello Support,

I have found the “no-follow link” of our company website on your blog [css-tricks.com]

And following page is contains the link with the comments;

http://css-tricks.com/blogs-i-read/

Anchor Text: Buffalo Web Design
Anchor link: www.konoozi.com

Please remove the above link of our website from your blog, because due to the link on nofollow page, our website ranking is getting negative effect.

May you know that recently Google have changed the criteria of the back linking, nofollow links are not effective any more.

So can you please remove our website links from your blog?

We are waiting your kind and prompt response.

Thank you,

SEO Consultant
Konoozi LLC
sali@konoozi.com
www.konoozi.com

You’re going to get what you want, because I don’t allow spam on my site and it sucks that this one slipped through. But please know: if you don’t fully understand that what you were doing is spam and is bad for the internet (and the world), I think you’re a bad company.

UPDATE

They emailed again:

Hello Chris,

I have read your following blog page,

http://chriscoyier.net/2012/08/17/sweet-spammer-justice/comment-page-1/

This is about our company. And the email that I have sent you in regards to removing the comments along back-links of our website, has been public on your blog, which is demolishing our company reputation.

If you are professional than please act professional and remove our company names and email content.

We have rights to get remove our company name to protect the reputation.
We have also rights to hire the copyright lawyer to file a DCMA case against you.

I will wait your prompt reply.

You asked me to remove a link that you spammed my website with. I did that. Now you’re threatening to sue me? You know what? Let’s do this. Have your lawyer get in touch. I’ll put him in touch with my lawyer. We’ll duke this thing out.

I won’t be communicating directly with you except for this public blog post unless my lawyer advises otherwise. I want people to see how you behave as a company. As far as I know, it’s legal for me to have opinions about companies and post them on my blog. So fair warning: I will publish emails you send me here.