Yatra asking to remove backlink

Jay Neog
Jay Neog
from Golaghat
4 months ago

So I recieved a message from Yatra asking to remove a link to there website that I wrote as part of an Indiblogger campaign. It goes like this:

Dear Admin, Greetings! I am Ashwani Kumar from www.yatra.com, India team. This email is regarding a backlink to yatra.com from the below page.  (address to my blog post) We have got notified from Google. So, I kindly request you to remove links to Yatra. It will be beneficial for both of our sites.  Otherwise, I will have to send your website's URL for disavowing to Google. Which may have a negative impact on your site. Hoping that you will cooperate and notify me after removing the link.

Regards,

Ashwani Kumar

9560385093

Yatra.Com

I really don't like the threatening tone here since it was them who paid for such links in the first place. Since my blog is now defunct, I understand a request to remove backlinks but this is a bit awkward. Also the email ID of the sender is ashwanikumar.yatra@gmail.com which makes me wonder if this whole thing is even done by Yatra. Have anybody recieved such mails? 

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Amit Kumar
Amit Kumar
from New Delhi
4 months ago

Same pinch, I too got the same email yesterday and I replied back telling him that it were they (yatra.com) who had asked us for the dofollow links for a particular campaign organised by them back in 2016. And yeah, I too didn't like that sort of threatening tone. But then, not giving him importance he so not deserves, I simply removed the links and didn't bother to inform him. 

As a precaution, I have started removing all the old links of HappyHours campaigns. 

kanuj sharma
kanuj sharma
from Mumbai
4 months ago

Otherwise, I will have to send your website's URL for disavowing to Google. Which may have a negative impact on your site. - Disavowing has no impact on yourwebsite- if the links to yatra helps your blog keep them and if not can remove them

Shwetabh Mathur
Shwetabh Mathur
from Faridabad
3 months ago

arey old drama... i have received the same kind of mail twice over a period of 1.5 years with different sender name.. did not give it any importance.


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