Making Charity Donations for SEO Backlinks: Weighing the Risks

One of the hotly debated topics in the search engine marketing world these days is about using charity donations to non-profits as a safe way to gain backlinks and increase search rankings.

I first published this list of sites that do offer PageRank-passing links in exchange for donations back in November 2016, and its become one of my most widely read articles.

I also checked in with John Mueller, Google’s spokesperson for webspam, about these types of links, and he responded on Twitter that Google does consider donation and sponsorship links as paid links, which are against their guidelines.

Since then I’ve also tracked the performance of the leading website employing this strategy, PromoCodeWatch.com based in Los Angeles, and have noticed their traffic decreasing significantly. My assessment is that PromoCodeWatch received some sort of penalty from Google.

PromoCodeWatch has also been noted to be employing on-page spam tactics, which may also have contributed to their decline. Sites linking to sites like PromoCodeWatch which are known to buy links against Google’s guidelines run the risk of a penalty as well.

If you are a webmaster

And your competitors are using donations as a way to unfairly boost their search rankings, I recommend you use this tool to report them to Google. Google will factor in your feedback and adjust their algorithms to give less advantage to the sites that are buying links this way.

If you run a non-profit site

And you accept monetary donations and link out to donors, all you need to do is add the “nofollow” tag to your links to come into compliance with Google’s guidelines (here are some instructions). If you do not, you risk other webmasters reporting your site to Google, and your site’s traffic and reputation being harmed along the way.

If you are a webmaster and your site is on this list, please add the “nofollow” tag to your sponsor’s links (instructions) or remove the links altogether, and then email me to request removal from this list.

Now for the list of sites that blackhat site owners are abusing to build links. I encourage you to report these sites to Google using this tool. This is the best way to clean up Google’s search results from spammy sites.

Sites being abused by blackhat SEO’s to build backlinks through sponsorships and donations

phpMyAdmin.net donors links

phpMyAdmin — This site has a Moz DA of 91. They link out to online casinos, options trading sties, web hosting sites, coupon sites, travel affiliate sites. Valid way to get links, or is this risky? Report this site to Google for selling links.

http://www.apache.org/ donation links

Apache.org — DA of 100. They link to valid sites, but also to gambling sites, web hosting sites, coupon sites, options trading sites, others that are clearly donating to manipulate search rankings. On the flipside, this is a very trusted domain, and the cost is very high to gain a link here, so does that make it safe? Report this site to Google for selling links.

Haaretz.com — They have sponsored image banners on their homepage which do not have the required dofollow tag. Report this site to Google for selling links.

http://www.vim.org/ backlinks

Vim.org — DA of 86. They link to coupon sites like PromoCodeWatch and ChameleonJohn.com, cheap travel sites, options trading sites. Again, this is a very reputable site, so is this high risk or low risk? Report this site to Google for selling links.

http://www.jpost.com/ backlinks

Jerusalem Post — DA of 87. They link to coupon sites including PromoCodeWatch, hotel affiliate sites, car rental affiliate sites in their footer. These should technically be no-follow, but they do pass PageRank, and the rank they pass must be significant. The question is whether this is a good tactic over the long term or not? Report this site to Google for selling links.

http://enable-javascript.com/ backlinks

Enable-Javascript — DA of 87. They link to coupon sites such as ChameleonJohn and PromoCodeWatch, casinos, fashion affiliate sites, product review affiliate sites, virtual assistant sites. These look like they should be no-followed, but they are do-follow. Risky, or smart way to gain PageRank? Report this site to Google for selling links.

https://bavotasan.com/ backlinks

Bavotasan — DA of 91. They link out to binary option sites, furniture stores, essay writing services, coupon sites, all with optimized anchor text and do-follow. Very high metrics on this site, and it looks like many commercial sites are taking advantage of this. Report this site to Google for selling links.

https://www.webdesign.org/ paid dofollow links

Webdesign.org — This site has a resources box, linking to sponsors including PromoCodeWatch.com (which is a site known for buying links), these links do not have the required nofollow tag.

PDADB.net — In the “See also” section near the bottom of their page, they have some dofollow text links with optimized anchor text. Report this site to Google for selling links.

openwebmaiil.org dofollow backlinks

OpenWebMail.org — DA of 68. Linking out to a variety of commercial sites, some very spammy, such as casinos and attorney sites. Report this site to Google for selling links.

http://www.dailycal.org/ backlinks

The Daily Californian — DA of 70. They link to Chinese wholesale stores, coupon sites, bankruptcy attorneys, with optimized keywords. These links are dofollow. Seems like these links will have massive effectiveness for these sites. Report this site to Google for selling links.

AnyBrower.org — DA of 81. They link to shady sites deceptively in their footer. All links are dofollow. Report this site to Google for selling links.

The Daily Bruin — DA of 64. UCLA’s school newspaper sells links? Yes, that whole section called Sponsored Links are dofollow links to all sorts of sites like injury attorneys, dentist websites, and coupon sites. Report this site to Google for selling links.

http://www.squirrelmail.org/ backlinks

Squirrelmail — DA of 67. They link to fantasy sites, travel affiliate sites, and coupon sites, all do-followed. Report this site to Google for selling links.

typo3.org backlinks

Typo3.org — DA of 90. This site links to essay writing services, fashion sites, web hosting sites. Is it dumb not to donate here and get the link value? Report this site to Google for selling links.

http://cookiecentral.com/ backlinks

CookieCentral — DA of 85. They link to law firm websites, options trading sites, coupon affiliates, spammy online visa sites. They link anywhere, without the no-follow attribute. Report this site to Google for selling links.

redmine.org backlinks

Redmine.org — DA 82. This site links to many injury attorneys, bankruptcy attorneys, coupon sites, dental offices, all do-followed. Report this site to Google for selling links.

geonames.org backlinks

GeoNames — DA of 82. They link to casinos and gambling sites, options software sites, deal affiliate sites. None of these are no-followed. Report this site to Google for selling links.

http://activatejavascript.org/ backlinks

ActivateJavascript — DA of 82. They link out to debt consolidation services, options trading sites, coupon sites, EHIC renewal spam sites. Heavily optimized anchor text. These sites linked here seem to be increasing in traffic, so this strategy appears to be working. Report this site to Google for selling links.

http://spaceweather.com/ backlinks

SpaceWeather — DA of 82. They pass PageRank to SEO sites, coupon sites, UK fashion stores. Report this site to Google for selling links.

http://nineplanets.org/ links

Nine Planets — DA of 76. They link to some related resources, but also to essay writing services, coupon code sites, SEO services, and fraudulent EHIC renewal sites. These sites linked here are mostly increasing in traffic quickly, so this approach is working for now. Report this site to Google for selling links.

http://www.landoftalk.com/ paid links

LandofTalk — This site displays text links in their right sidebar linking to spammy sites without the required nofollow tag for sponsored links. Report this site to Google for selling links.

http://bad-behavior.ioerror.us/ donation links

Bad Behavior — DA 73. They link to DUI attorneys, coupon affiliates, gambling sites, spammy e-commerce sites, all do-follow. Report this site to Google for selling links.

https://www.cmsimple.org/en/ donation links

CMS Simple — DA of 77. They link to coupon sites, spammy affiliate sites. Report this site to Google for selling links.

Eyes on the Dollar — They link to spammy affiliate sites without a nofollow tag. Report this site to Google for selling links.

Sportscyclopedia — They link to spammy affiliate sites without the nofollow tag. Report this site to Google for selling links.

Surviving Grady — They link to spammy affiliate sites, passing PageRank. Report this site to Google for selling links.

AccessFund — They link to sponsors without the required nofollow attribute. Report this site to Google for selling links.

MetaCpan — They link to sponsors without the necessary nofollow tag. Report this site to Google for selling links.

Brazzil — They link to spammy affiliate sites. Report this site to Google for selling links.

ShortAndSweetNYC — They link to spammy affiliate sites. Report this site to Google for selling links.

BluntMoney — They link to spammy affiliate sites. Report this site to Google for selling links.

CompulsiveReader — They link to spammy affiliate sites. Report this site to Google for selling links.

HomeBunch — They link to spammy affiliate sites. Report this site to Google for selling links.

http://forum.snitz.com/ donation links

Snitz Forums — DA of 73. They link to online casinos, online pharmacies, law firms, and SEO sites. Report this site to Google for selling links.

https://datatables.net/ donation links

Datatables.net — DA of 77. They link out to spammy insurance sites, law firms, and spammy coupon affiliates. Report this site to Google for selling links.

http://www.opensourcecms.com/ donation links

OpensourceCMS — DA of 77. They will link to gambling sites, spammy options trading sites, and other spammy e-commerce sites. Report this site to Google for selling links.

http://www.cleardarksky.com/ donation links

ClearandDarkSky — DA of 65. Lots of valid donors, but also lots of webspam such as SEO firms, injury attorneys, and online casinos. Report this site to Google for selling links.

https://www.twinhelix.com/ donation links

Twin Helix — DA of 63. They link to spammy travel affiliate sites, fashion sites, promo code sites. Report this site to Google for selling links.

http://thumbshots.org/ donation links

Thumshots.org — DA of 62. They link to SEO firms, attorney websites, coupon sites, options trading sites. Report this site to Google for selling links.

http://www.joannejacobs.com/ donation links

Joanne Jacobs — DA of 60. They link to options trading sites, spammy jewelry e-commerce sites, coupon sites, fraudulent EHIC medical card renewal sites. Report this site to Google for selling links.

http://www.worldoffemale.com/ sponsored dofollow links

Worldoffemale.com — This site links to spammy websites via banner ads in their sidebar, without the nofollow attribute per Google’s guidelines. Report this site to Google for selling links.

http://www.filmfestivals.com/ donation links

FilmFestivals.com — DA of 59. They link to dangerous debt consolidation sites, fraudulent EHIC medical renewal sites, options trading sites. Report this site to Google for selling links.

https://www.michelem.org/ donation links

Michelem.org — DA of 59. They link to spammy essay writing services, spammy coupon affiliates, spammy affiliate sites. Report this site to Google for selling links.

http://worldstatesmen.org/ donation links

WorldStatesmen.org — DA of 58. They link to spammy car rental sites, options trading sites, fraudulent European health card renewal sites. Report this site to Google for selling links.

http://icdri.org/ donation links

ICDRI.org — DA of 59. They link to a ton of spammy sites, including injury lawyer sites, SEO firms, affiliate coupon sites, fly-by-night hosting companies. Report this site to Google for selling links.

http://www.newsonjapan.com/ paid links

News On Japan — DA of 55. They link to Chinese wholesale sites, spammy coupon sites, options trading sites. Report this site to Google for selling links.

http://www.teachers.net paid dofollow links

Teachers.net — This site links out to their sponsors on their homepage, but they are not adding the required nofollow tag per Google’s guidelines. Report this site to Google for selling links.

http://www.fontfreak.com/ paid links

FontFreak — DA of 53. They link to lots of dangerous sites. Fraudulent medical card sites, bankruptcy attorneys, casinos, spammy coupon code sites — all with optimized anchor text. Report this site to Google for selling links.

FashionAllure dofollow paid links

FashionAllure.com — This blog is displaying dofollow banner links to PromoCodeWatch and DHGate, two sites which actively purchase dofollow links against Google’s guidelines. Report this site to Google for selling links.

https://www.unrealircd.org/ donation links

UnrealIRCd — DA of 52. They link out to casinos, coupon code affiliates, spammy travel affiliate sites. Report this site to Google for selling links.

http://friendsoftrees.org/ donation links

Friends of Trees — DA of 52. They link to thin deal affiliate sites, spammy e-commerce sites. Report this site to Google for selling links.

MyTartelette.com paid dofollow links

MyTartelette.com — They have some sponsored banners in their sidebar, but these are all dofollow, instead of nofollow. Report this site to Google for selling links.

http://lifeboat.com/ donation links

Lifeboat Foundation — DA of 52. They link to spammy e-commerce sites with optimized anchor text. Report this site to Google for selling links.

http://get-simple.info/ donation links

Get-Simple.info — DA of 74. They link to online casinos, SEO sites, spammy affiliate sites. Report this site to Google for selling links.

http://www.minibb.com/ paid links

MiniBB — DA of 58. They have links to gambling sites, fraudulent health sites, spammy SEO companies. Report this site to Google for selling links.

http://mojolicious.org/ paid links

Mojolicious — DA of 81. This site should be nofollowing these sponsor links, but they are not. Report this site to Google for selling links.

http://procolharum.com/ paid links

Procol Harum — DA of 58. Links to spammy proxy sites, essay writing services, coupon sites, India shopping sites. Report this site to Google for selling links.

http://jubler.org/ paid links

Jubler.org — DA of 43. They link to spammy affiliate sites, coupon sites, web hosting sites. Report this site to Google for selling links.

http://fanboyplanet.com/ dofollow sponsored ads

Fanboyplanet.com — This blog has banner ads to PromoCodeWatch and DealsLand.co.uk, two sites known to buy links against Google’s guidelines. Report this site to Google for selling links.

Parents Without Partners backlinks

Parents Without Partners — Established non-profit. Moz DA of 51. They link out to coupon sites, travel sites, reputation management services. Report this site to Google for selling links.

Stunnel.org backlinks

Stunnel — DA of 66. They link to India shopping sites, drug rehab sites, fashion sites, etc. Report this site to Google for selling links.

rasterweb

Rasterweb — DA: 44. They link to fashion shopping, printing, coupon affiliate sites. Report this site to Google for selling links.

procon.org

ProCon.org — DA of 71. Links to coupon sites, vapor stores, travel affiliate sites, etc. Report this site to Google for selling links.

http://www.safeaccessnow.org/asa_sponsors

Safe Access Now — Moz is 61. They link to coupon affiliate sites. Report this site to Google for selling links.

http://www.themusicninja.com/ paid links

TheMusicNinja — The have text links without the nofollow tag, pointing to sponsor sites. These two sites, PromoCodeWatch and DHGate are active in buying dofollow links. Report this site to Google for selling links.

seleniumhq.org

Selenium Project Site — DA is 76. They link to flower affiliate sites and coupon sites. Report this site to Google for selling links.

Distrowatch

DistroWatch — DA of 82. They link to product review pages, excel tutorial doorway pages. Report this site to Google for selling links.

http://www.pydev.org/

PyDev — DA of 58. They link to deal sites and binary option trading sites. Report this site to Google for selling links.

http://www.web2generators.com/

Web2Generators — DA of 33. They link to hosting sites, fashion stores, coupon sites. Report this site to Google for selling links.

http://transposh.org/ backlinks

Transposh — DA of 72. Linking to travel sites, coupon sites, medical translation services, coin collecting sites. All seem like SEO driven e-commerce sites that are buying links primarily to manipulate PageRank. Report this site to Google for selling links.

http://www.anybrowser.org/

AnyBrowser — DA of 82. Small text links in their footer to coupon sites, options trading sites, VPS hosting sites. Report this site to Google for selling links.

https://cihar.com/ backlinks

Cihar — DA of 68. They link to casinos, European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) renewal sites, binary options sites. Report this site to Google for selling links.

https://convertcase.net/ backlinks

ConvertCase — DA of 40. They link to essay writing services and coupon sites in their footer. Report this site to Google for selling links.

http://www.nanotech-now.com/ backlinks

Nanotech Now — DA of 63. They link via banners to Chinese Wholesale sites, binary options trading sites, essay writing sites. Report this site to Google for selling links.

https://codefisher.org donation links

CodeFisher — DA of 40. They link to donors with optimized anchor text, and spammy sites can apply. Report this site to Google for selling links.

http://www.terrislittlehaven.com/ paid links

Terri’s Little Haven — DA of 40. This blog has suspicious looking links in their right hand column. Report this site to Google for selling links.

http://www.drgeo.eu/ donation links

Dr. Geo — DA of 39. They link to anyone who donates, including lots of spammy sites. Report this site to Google for selling links.

http://www.tendersinfo.com/ donation links

TendersInfo.com — DA of 38. They link to spammy sites with optimized anchor text in exchange for donations. Report this site to Google for selling links.

http://www.usafestival.net/ paid links

USA Festival — DA of 33. They link to spammy Twitter advertising sites, promo code sites, other spammy e-commerce sites. Report this site to Google for selling links.

http://www.helpfeedthetroll.com/ dofollow links

Help Feed the Troll — DA of 29. This should should nofollow the links to Chinese wholesale companies, and thin affiliate sites, but they don’t. Report this site to Google for selling links.

http://www.ekiga.org/ donation links

Ekiga.org — DA of 63. They link to spammy affiliate sites in exchange for donations, these should be nofollowed but are not. Report this site to Google for selling links.

http://www.freac.org/donate-to-bonkenc-othermenu-34 paid links

Freac.org — DA of 49. Linking to sponsors with dofollow links in their sidebar. Report this site to Google for selling links.

http://sitebar.org/donate.php paid links

Sitebar.com — DA of 47. Tons of shady sites linked as donors. Report this site to Google for selling links.

http://www.artfaircalendar.com/ paid links

Artfaircalendar.com — DA of 46. Linking to a ton of shady sites in their footer and side bar. Report this site to Google for selling links.

http://www.afrol.com/ dofollow backlinks

Afrol.com — Linking to many spammy sites, with optimized anchor text. Report this site to Google for selling links.

http://www.snitchseeker.com/ paid links

Snitchseeker.com — DA of 41. Links to lots of affiliate sites in their sidebar. Report this site to Google for selling links.

http://designbeep.com/ paid links

Designbeep.com — DA of 46. Linking to spammy sites in their right sidebar. Report this site to Google for selling links.

http://www.mommyshangout.com/ paid links

MommysHangout.com — DA of 29. Dofollow image banners in their sidebar. Report this site to Google for selling links.

http://www.miniaturetrading.com/ paid links

MiniatureTrading.com — DA of 35. Linking to poker and coupon sites near their footer. Report this site to Google for selling links.

http://www.speedwaymedia.com/ paid links

SpeedWayMedia.com — DA of 39. Lots of spammy links in their right column. Report this site to Google for selling links.

http://www.everybodylovesyourmoney.com/ paid links

EverybodyLovesYourMoney.com — DA of 40. Dofollow links in their footer area. Report this site to Google for selling links.

TVParty.com paid links

TVParty.com — DA of 50. Many links which are clearly paid links in their sidebar. Report this site to Google for selling links.

SpecialNeedsFamilyFun.com paid links

SpecialNeedsFamilyFun.com — DA of 36. Dofollow links placed next to their banner ads. Report this site to Google for selling links.

http://www.threethriftyguys.com/ paid dofollow links

ThreeThriftyGuys.com — This blog is improperly passing PageRank to their sponsors with dofollow text links at the bottom of their page. Report this site to Google for selling links.

http://www.family-friendly-fun.com/ paid links

Family-Friendly-Fun.com — This site links to spammy sites without the nofollow tag attached. Report this site to Google for selling links.

ChancesSpot.org paid links

ChancesSpot.org — DA of 36. Dofollow banner links and paid text links near footer. Report this site to Google for selling links.

http://prommanow.com/ sponsored dofollow links

ProMMANow — This blog links to sites in their sidebar, leading to known sites that buy links against Google’s guidelines, and they do not add the required nofollow tag. Report this site to Google for selling links.

Getafirstlife.com paid links

Getafirstlife.com — DA of 51. Dofollow links in sidebar. Report this site to Google for selling links.

NewMusicUSA.org paid links

NewMusicUSA.org — DA of 57. They provide dofollow links to sponsors, and sites are taking advantage of that. Report this site to Google for selling links.

Underwatertimes.com paid links

Underwatertimes.com — DA of 47. Lots of spammy links in their left column. Report this site to Google for selling links.

WanderingTrader.com paid links

WanderingTrader.com — DA of 54. Dofollow banner image ads in their sidebar. Report this site to Google for selling links.

Carbl.com paid links

Carbl.com — DA of 21. Linking with paid text links. Report this site to Google for selling links.

http://badjocks.com/ paid links

BadJocks.com — DA of 45. Paid links in their right sidebar. Report this site to Google for selling links.

DarwinsMoney.com — Dofollow image banners in their sidebar. Report this site to Google for selling links.

Julieslist.homestead.com — DA of 93. Promotional placements on this Homestead page with dofollow links. Report this site to Google for selling links.

http://www.droidgamers.com/ paid links

DroidGamers.com — This site shows dofollow text links which appear to be sponsored links. Report this site to Google for selling links.

WinSCP.net — DA of 76. Lots of dofollow links to donors, among them gambling sites, coupon sites, etc. Report this site to Google for selling links.

http://norml.org/sponsors paid dofollow links

Norml.org — This non-profit site links to sponsors, all without a nofollow link. Spammy sites are starting to buy links here to boost PageRank. Report this site to Google for selling links.

Keepass.info — DA of 82. Dofollow links abound to all sorts of sites, all donors. Report this site to Google for selling links.

Lnt.org — DA of 77. Linking to donors, including affiliate coupon sites. Report this site to Google for selling links.

Omninoggin.com — DA of 72. Linking to lots of spammy affiliate sites in their sidebar. Report this site to Google for selling links.

http://www.ggmania.com/ paid links

GGMania.com — This site has dofollow text links to spammy sites in their left sidebar. Report this site to Google for selling links.

Disobey.com — DA of 73. Same usual suspects, dofollow paid links in the sidebar. Report this site to Google for selling links.

http://www.myfashionlife.com/ dofollow paid links

MyFashionLife.com — This blog displays banner ads, and they link to their sponsor sites without the necessary nofollow tag. Report this site to Google for selling links.

SimplyGrove — This blog is posting dofollow text links on their sidebar. Report this site to Google for selling links.

SimplySweetHome paid links

SimplySweetHome — This blog has text links with optimized anchor text to spammy sites, and none have the nofollow tag attached. Report this site to Google for selling links.

UnderWaterTimes — DA of 48. Linking to spammy sites in their sidebar and footer. Report this site to Google for selling links.

Erowid.org — Linking to coupon sites as donors. Report this site to Google for selling links.

CareerThoughts.com — Linking to a lot of spam sites in their sidebar. Report this site to Google for selling links.

Pelfusion.com — More coupon sites, DHGate (which appears on many of these), other e-commerce sites. Report this site to Google for selling links.

http://www.dnjournal.com/lowdown.htm dofollow paid links

DNJournal.com — This website offers banner ads for sale on its website for a monthly fee. The banner ads are displayed without the required nofollow tag per Google’s guidelines. Report this site to Google for selling links.

http://mommymandy.com/ paid dofollow links

MommyMandy — This blog has some paid / sponsored dofollow text links in their sidebar. Report this site to Google for selling links.

Herbivacious.com paid links

Herbivacious.com — They have a bunch of spammy links in their right column, and all are dofollow. Report this site to Google for selling links.

WorldofFemale.com — Linking to spammy sites with do-follow image banner links. Report this site to Google for selling links.

CincinattiBeacon.com — Big chunk of spammy links in their sidebar. Report this site to Google for selling links.

TopRightPartners.com paid guest posting backlink to PromoCodeWatch.com

TopRightPartners — Purportedly a marketing consulting firm, TopRightPartners links to a spam site like PromoCodeWatch, concealing the link with the anchor text “empowering customers with choice” — in an article about “From Retail to Restaurants, Category Management Yields Big Returns.” Apparently this website is being used to sell guest post links to spammy sites. Report this site to Google for selling links.

http://menstyle1.com/ paid links

MenStyle1.com — This blog has text links to sponsors near the bottom of their page with optimized anchor text and without the nofollow tag. Report this site to Google for selling links.

http://fanboyplanet.com/ paid dofollow text ads

TheUrbanHousewife — This blog has some text links in their sidebar which appear to be paid but do not have the required nofollow tag. Report this site to Google for selling links.

http://www.blondeandbalanced.com/ paid text links (dofollow)

BlondAndBalanced.com — This blog has a module at the bottom of their page where they list “Partners” — these are paid links to sites like PromoCodeWatch which actively buy links against Google’s guidelines. This site does not attach the required nofollow tag to these links. Report this site to Google for selling links.

QueenofSavings.com — This blog is displaying a banner ad to PromoCodeWatch, a site that actively purchases dofollow links, and in this case it is also dofollow. Report this site to Google for selling links.

http://queenofreviews.com/ paid dofollow links

QueenofReviews.com — This blog advertises banner ads in their right sidebar, which is fine, except they do not include the required nofollow tag. Report this site to Google for selling links.

What do you think?

Do you think sponsoring non-profits is a safe approach, and if so, should you limit how much you do it? Or do you think this is just the latest spam technique that Google will soon clamp down on? You can take a look at some of the sites that are benefiting from this strategy and decide for yourself whether this is a viable strategy or not.

An update on 12/29/16

After many conversations on this topic and speaking with a few experts, I’ve come to the conclusion that these donation links will soon be devalued and even penalized by Google. Therefore, I’m going to use this list to highlight sites that you should report to Google via webmaster tools in an effort to clean up spam in search results. If you’re a webmaster, please take this chance to report the sites on this list to Google. You’ll be helping to keep search engines free of spammy and even harmful sites.

If you know of any additional sites that are either selling links deceptively, or are offering dofollow links in exchange for donations, please email me and I’ll review and include on this list if appropriate.

If you’re a webmaster or site owner and your site is on this list, you can request me to remove you from this list by first removing all paid links from your site, then emailing me. I’ll review your site and remove you from this list if no further deceptive, paid links are found.

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