Yatra backlink removal request

Kajal
Kajal
from Bangalore
2 years ago

I got an email from Swati Makhija <swati.makhija@yatra.com> asking me to remove the link from my blog post. The post was an entry for a Yatra contest before. Should I remove the links? Here's the email:

Hello,

This mail is regarding backlink removal request, as I am working on to clean my website, and I need your help in removing some links from your site. Your site is probably perfectly legitimate, but I’m just trying to eliminate as many links as possible.

--Here’s is your website page:

 

http://blog.learnitsayit.com/a-yearly-yatra/

--Here are my backlink URL’s:

 

http://www.yatra.com/airlines/,

http://www.yatra.com/flight-schedule/

--Anchor Text: Airlines,Flight Schedule

The link need to be actually removed, rather than just disavowed. Even if they are “nofollow,” I would still like them removed.

It would be great, if you remove the link. Once you will remove the link, please send me a quick note so I can create a record of it.

Thanks in advance! I hope to hear from you soon.

Kind Regards,

Swati

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The Sorcerer
The Sorcerer
from Mumbai
2 years ago

Yeah, remove it. Too many backlinks penalize the site. They probably got someone who knows what's happening and trying their best. Removing the link is no harm. Besides the email id is from Yatra...so fair enough. 

Kajal
from Bangalore
2 years ago

okay thanks. i think their contest did more harm than good to them

Amit Kumar
Amit Kumar
from New Delhi
2 years ago

I too have just now received the same email from swati Swati Makhija <swati.makhija@yatra.com>, asking me to remove the backlink. I have no problem in removing the backlink, it's just that we were told to keep the backlink for at least 1 year (yatra happy hours). So should we go ahead and remove the backlink? Yeah, I guess they are doing this because of late Google has been penalizing those sites that have got too many backlinks. And probably this is the reason why we haven't had a Happy Hours contest since a longgggg time Tongue out I mean why would any client want his/her website to get penalised? 

Renie Ravin
Renie Ravin
from Chennai
2 years ago

We'll check with Yatra, but of course, go ahead and remove the backlink, not a problem! Smile

Amit Kumar
from New Delhi
2 years ago

Thank you Renie Smile

Karthik Murali H
Karthik Murali H
from Chennai
2 years ago

I think most of us owe it to Yatra to make us migrate to a custom domain, which was a turning point in my blogging career .

 

Arvind Passey
Arvind Passey
from Delhi
2 years ago

Removing a backlink is not an issue at all... however, if they are try to dissociate themselves from posts that are not as flattering as they would want them to be, they are simply trying to bulldoze into the rightful territory of a blogger who has the right to put things in his own way. This could also mean that the freedom to express is being challenged... though I hope this is not the case.

Kajal
from Bangalore
2 years ago

can we remove the post too? i guess if they don't want to associate with the post, then better remove the post too, what do you think?

Karthik Murali H
from Chennai
2 years ago

No. I have faced this issue in a few other brands else where, where the guy said he received a warning mail from google for too many unnatural links .

so they are being told to remove immediately :)

Arvind Passey
from Delhi
2 years ago

You've invested creative energy in writing the post, Kajal... why remove it? Though I guess, it is entirely your choice.

It's just a link, imagine yourself in such a situation what would you do? Just a blogger to blogger, help her1

Srikanth Ramakrishnan
Srikanth Ramakrishnan
from Mumbai
2 years ago

Ideally I'd leave it as it is. Unless they have a legal reason (such as something negative/defamatory), they have no valid reason to ask you to take down the link. I agree with Arvind on the bulldozing issue.


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