Every once in a while, I get a nice cease and desist email from one of the companies I write about on my blog. This, however is not one of those. Hilariously, it is quite the opposite.
First, go read this blog post about Montel Williams and MoneyMutual.com
Then, read this email I received earlier today:
I’m Jay with MoneyMutual.com, and I wanted to thank you for linking to our site from these urls:
However, it has come to our attention that these links may have been acquired against Google’s Webmaster Guidelines. It is important for us to bring our site into compliance. Would you please add a rel=”nofollow” attribute or remove our link from these pages and any other page on your site?
Thanks for the email Jay!
But, you didn’t even read my blog. Not a single word. At first, Money Mutual looked like an evil corporate predatory lending monster. And now… Well you guys still look that way and you’ve managed to add fucking stupid.
So, what the hell. As a former software developer I can see the importance of valid links for SEO purposes. Here’s my response to Jay: