I’ve become sort of weirdly fascinated with link removal requests. See: Link removal request: We don’t want your traffic (that we asked for in the first place) and Another weird link removal request for content they asked me to post: Is this some kind of spam/scam? If you’ve never seen one, it’s where a company asks a blogger to remove any links to their site often times links that they asked you to post in the first place in a guest post, info-graphic or other shareable content. They ask you to remove it because they’ve been engaging in some sketchy SEO tactics and search engines are starting to penalize them for it so they’re trying to cover their trail.
eBay says, “Note that a scan at any point indicating that the item is in transit or delivered is sufficient to validate the tracking.” Except that when you’ve got a tracking number that shows the item was shipped and scanned in multiple locations, but never arrived at it’s destination, you’re still screwed if they file a claim. They will side with the buyer and issue the refund despite the fact that they have proof the item was shipped. Continue Reading »