electricstores.com (PUKE) Hiding Links on Client Sites

I recently helped an associate who sadly was not happy with their host. So, they came to me for some REAL SEO and help.

They used electricstores.com of Denver for a few years. Now, this WONDERFUL company REFUSED to allow access to their server, refused to change DNS to a new host and basically gave this poor client the run-around for an hour on the phone.

So, I had to basically scrape their OWN site from the old server to get it on the new one and now have to initiate a domain transfer (I’ll cover domain hostage later).

What did I find on the site after the scrape?

A hidden link to a “links” page – a farm of irrelevant links that the CLIENT DIDN’T know was there.

electricstores.com customers, – look for:

a href="/ESILinks/Links.asp"

in your source code. It’s hidden, you’ll have to check the source. So, with this farm they’ve created, they have also provided a nice list of clients they’re hosin’.

What an ethical firm, no wonder they wouldn’t allow us on the server. Your clients, electronicstores.com, did NOT pay for the nice service of you using their sites to facilitate your spam. Is that the “Internet Marketing” and “Strategic Link Establishment” you spout about on your website?

What makes you think you can do that to people and NOT get caught? Your clients are getting notified.

Release your customers, ALLOW them access to THEIR sites, STOP using their ignorance to boost YOUR CRAP. They went to you for help, not to offer you free leverage. If they’re part of a spammy interlinking network they SHOULD KNOW IT – and the possible ramifications in the search engines.

Firms like you are what give ETHICAL web marketers and SEO’s a bad reputation.

Oh, and GREAT customer service the other day when you lied to the client on the phone.

Bring it on guys, I’ve got all the screenshots needed for you to bury your own reputation if you deny it. Just fix it. Gotta love the truth!

One Response to “electricstores.com (PUKE) Hiding Links on Client Sites”

  1. rmasse10 December 3, 2008 at 8:35 pm #

    Isn’t THE TRUTH Grand

    Way to go…I know the feeling!

    @rmasse10

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