Wednesday, July 11, 2012

ReCAPTCHA - a post by Estelle Shumann


Note: I have removed this post by Estelle Shumann after a number of negative comments and requests. The topic was interesting and it seemed harmless enough. Recently I received the following message:


 You currently have a link on your site pointing to our OnlineSchools.org website.  We have recently received warning from Google that they are suspicious of link trading schemes surrounding this, and we want to make sure that you are taking the necessary precautionary measures so that your site is not adversely affected.

We are requesting that you remove the link back to our site. 
I do not know that her post was part of this effort, but I am removing it as a precaution.


3 comments:

  1. Hi, Estelle's guest post exists solely to park a link to online schools on someone else's blog (yours) in order to increase its online ranking in search engines. She seems to be doing this, with various degrees of success, all over the internet and I've just received an email from her requesting permission to post a guest post on my own blog.

    As far as scams go it's pretty soft and I'm sure the rest of the article is interesting enough and perhaps of some value. But these guest posts are cuckoos eggs, nesting in other people's blogs ;)

    Googling for her name and sites that link to the spam link brings up a plentiful supply of hits https://www.google.co.uk/search?hl=en&site=&source=hp&q=link%3Awww.onlineschools.org+estelle

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  2. I have noticed similar and same requests from "Estelle Shumann" and also from others that want to advertise about a non-legitimate online school or education. I suppose people are flattered to receive a "guest post" or something like that. Thanks for the comment - it was helpful when I searched for Estelle Shumann on Google.

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  3. Glad I read this. "She" sends me requests too.
    MK

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