The net catches all sorts

No big outrage:

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But what did we get today? Another attempted example of the shallow SEO manipulation that Google’s search algorithms have to cope with/see through and discount

Title: Mr
First Name: Dorian
Last Name: l
E-Mail Address: dorian.lyndsey@ [domain-1]
Review/Comments: Link Manager:

My name is Dorian and I am the link database manager for [snip]. I am writing to let you know I have added a link to on my site.

In order to make this link a permanent addition to my website, I would like to request that you add a reciprocal link back to my site on a page cached by Google. My linking information is as follows:

URL: [domain-2]
Anchor: Debt Consolidation Financing
Description: Isn’t it time you refinanced to consolidate debt?

Your link is listed as:
Title: Empower Education — Empowering You For Success
Description: Empower Education: First for Financial Education. Look here for tools and resources to help you and your family achieve your goals

This is a Triangular exchange, so your link will continue to reside at the following location:


If you feel that any of the verbiage needs adjustment just let me know and I will make the changes right away. [Comment: verbiage??? … defined as: ‘Speech or writing that uses too many words or excessively technical expressions’? Charming.]

Please get in touch with me as soon as you have posted my site details on a links page that is cached by Google. The process I have developed for adding/maintaining links is highly automated and the database will remove your link in two weeks unless I specify the location where my reciprocal link can be found. Once I have verified that a reciprocal link is in place, I will designate your site as a permanent addition to my link library where it will remain until you tell me to remove it.

Thank you very much for your time. I look forward to hearing from you!

SEO Manager

Thanks for the offer Dorian, but I don’t know you or your client. Why would I vouch for you?