Domain Manage

Can you sue

Discussion in 'SEO Search Engine Optimisation' started by chippyb, Jul 17, 2012.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. chippyb United Kingdom

    chippyb Active Member

    Joined:
    Jun 2011
    Posts:
    765
    Likes Received:
    7
    Could I sue a link building company if they completey ruined all my rankings and refuse to at least give me a refund for killing every single ranking i had and not improving like they all offer.
     
  2. Domain Forum

    Acorn Domains Elite Member

    Joined:
    1999
    Messages:
    Many
    Likes Received:
    Lots
     
  3. D600

    D600 Active Member

    Joined:
    Feb 2012
    Posts:
    87
    Likes Received:
    1
    Perhaps you can if they made promises or guarantees which were not met however so you would sue them for not providing what they offered.

    If they didn't promise increases that were guaranteed then I wouldn't bother
     
  4. tifosi United Kingdom

    tifosi Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 2004
    Posts:
    3,128
    Likes Received:
    45
    Ultimately, that's the problem with ALL the 'seo' companies - normally india/far east based - who say they'll get you up the rankings by link building.

    What they really do is go on a mass comment spamming spree on any and every site they have on their db that allows comments with some inane 'we love your blog, have bookmarked it. visit our site xyz.com' comment, that at best gets zapped by the blog owner (ME!) and at worst results in an indexed link from a non-authority site that when google tots up new inbund links per timeframe results in your site being penalised for spam link-building.

    These companies have got away with it for quite a while. Panda/penguin certainly have targetted this link building method... quite rightly to.

    So, really, caveat emptor...
     
  5. chippyb United Kingdom

    chippyb Active Member

    Joined:
    Jun 2011
    Posts:
    765
    Likes Received:
    7
    We they did say on the website ranking improvements guaranteed, which when you have about 10 top ten keywords in google and about 15 other keywords ranking and they all fall out of the top 100 so you are left with a site that is now worthless I would say that is very bad going.

    you say they have no control but they have some, if they do bad things like that have ie blackhat im guessing they know that is going to ruin someones site

    btw it is a UK company as well
     
    Last edited: Jul 17, 2012
  6. getmein United Kingdom

    getmein Active Member Exclusive Member

    Joined:
    Sep 2008
    Posts:
    245
    Likes Received:
    3
    If the links are under their control, I'd ask them to remove everything they have done and then see where you stand.
     
  7. admin Spain

    admin Administrator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Jun 2004
    Posts:
    9,988
    Likes Received:
    92
    I have received threats of being sued if I didn't remove links from DomainPrices.co.uk

    Try it, they don't know if you will follow though or not.

    Some sample wording:

    Admin
     
  8. bb99 United Kingdom

    bb99 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 2005
    Posts:
    1,596
    Likes Received:
    38
    I think you'd need to go back to the T&Cs and/or contract that you agreed with them, that way you can compare what they actually did VS what they said they were going to do.
     
  9. peter_w United Kingdom

    peter_w Active Member

    Joined:
    Nov 2008
    Posts:
    558
    Likes Received:
    18
    Good luck convincing a court it was the SEO companies fault that your rankings tanked.
     
  10. Alien

    Alien Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 2006
    Posts:
    5,919
    Likes Received:
    57
    Are they an Acorn member too?
     
  11. chippyb United Kingdom

    chippyb Active Member

    Joined:
    Jun 2011
    Posts:
    765
    Likes Received:
    7
    Not that im aware of
     
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Share This Page