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    Public Apology for My Bad Behavior


    Hey SEOers,

    I was recently caught red-handed doing something very bad to my link partners.

    I used the robots.txt file and meta tags on a page where I listed link partners to prevent search engine spiders from seeing that page, thus reducing the benefits of the reciprocal link for those linking to me and selfishly building one-way links to my site.

    I know it was wrong. I was a greedy a--hole and I'm sorry. I have replaced all the links on seo-friendly pages in a newly built directory on the site - www.avatarfinancial.com/resources-directory.php.

    Hopefully, Google will spider soon and the benefit will be much greater than from a long page of unrelated outbound links.

    Thanks to seo-guy for setting me straight.

    - R
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    Shame, shame, shame. <shaking my finger at you like your mom would have done when you were a kid> But a good mom would also commend you for coming clean, changing your ways, admitting your wrongdoing, and apologizing. Thanks for that and continue to stay on the correct path.
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    Actually I work with my mom and she was shaking her finger at me yesterday afternoon.

    You're almost spookily perceptive DD
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    rankfish: I find the fact that you would opening admit this on a fourm very amazing. I will be suprised if you don't have second thoughts and delete it. Posted for the whole world to see and will remain here and people will point back to it for a long time. Strange.
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    How did seo-guy discover your tricks?
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    Hi randfish,

    It is always good to come clean. I really respect this public annoncement.
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    randfish - kudos - if there's anything else on your mind you should tell now... It seems people are in a good mood. (sorvoja even removed his punishing avatar).

    Or maybe there's someone else with beans to spill?
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    wit - That's exactly my hope.

    I would really like it if people followed up and noted some of their own indisgressions.

    I had a lot of people angry at me (and rightfully so) over at http://www.realestatewebmasters.com/thread594.html and I wanted to let them know that not only was I sorry, but that I would also be making the link exchange worth their while by adding in this type of format (which I believe provides the best link for passing PR and relevance).

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