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    Wow. I have seen Build My Rank recommended on almost every forum out there.

    Quote Originally Posted by BuildMyRank
    Unfortunately, this morning, our scripts and manual checks have determined that the overwhelming majority of our network has been de-indexed (by Google), as of March 19, 2012. In our wildest dreams, thereís no way we could have imagined this happening.
    I admire the honesty of this service to process refunds and close up shop due to what has happened.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KenW3 View Post
    I admire the honesty of this service to process refunds and close up shop due to what has happened.
    Was just about to say the same.

    It's pretty rare nowadays to see someone being that upfront in this industry. Most likely 9 providers out of 10 wouldn't have said a word and just refunded those who complain quietly. Kudos to BMR.

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    Quote Originally Posted by David S View Post
    On another forum, I just came across this news: http://www.buildmyrank.com/news/its-been-a-great-run

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    LOL

    "It had always been BMRís philosophy that if we did things a bit different from other networks, we would not only have a better quality service to offer our users, but a longer life in this fickle industry."

    Fickle? Er... no, Google have never liked artificial link building and you just got away with it for longer than you should have...

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    Any service that actually gets out their and promotes itself is going to be hit by the SE's. I am not sure if this is the mob I saw advertise on John Chow but as soon as I saw it I thought wow that network isn''t going to last long. Hopefully people only purchased monthly accounts if they purchased a year or something that must really suck.
    And they thought me broken, that my tongue was coated lead, but I just couldn't make my words make sense to them, if you only listen with your ears ... I can't get in
    Non ducor, duco

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    Quote Originally Posted by grynge View Post
    Hopefully people only purchased monthly accounts if they purchased a year or something that must really suck.
    What about income that was being generated by pages helped by those links? This has probably cost a few people..

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    Quote Originally Posted by JJMcClure View Post
    What about income that was being generated by pages helped by those links? This has probably cost a few people..
    They should build their own network.
    And they thought me broken, that my tongue was coated lead, but I just couldn't make my words make sense to them, if you only listen with your ears ... I can't get in
    Non ducor, duco

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    Quote Originally Posted by grynge View Post
    They should build their own network.
    Once you have done that successfully, isn't there a temptation to try to make it earn a living on top of what you built it for?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chabrenas View Post
    Once you have done that successfully, isn't there a temptation to try to make it earn a living on top of what you built it for?
    Why risk your hard work for some extra cash? If you have done it successfully you should be earning good money anyway?

    They seem to have built networks with the plan of charging people for using them? So their income stream is reliant on SE's not knowing about their network.
    And they thought me broken, that my tongue was coated lead, but I just couldn't make my words make sense to them, if you only listen with your ears ... I can't get in
    Non ducor, duco

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    regarding reporting a competitor, depending on what you are reporting, your sites better be squeaky clean and not doing anything similar. You may just get your site(s) looked at and put yourself under the microscope.

    I have reported hacks (obvious someone hacking into a site and adding links or whatever) and seen them removed relatively quickly.

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