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The Official Word from iAcquire

Since 2009 iAcquire has worked hand in hand with an array of clients to develop unique off-page SEO strategies customized to meet their specific individual needs.  Over this time we’ve designed and continued to perfect our iRank™ technology platform which facilitates our outreach process to find relevant websites which meet a series of pre-defined quality…

Since 2009 iAcquire has worked hand in hand with an array of clients to develop unique off-page SEO strategies customized to meet their specific individual needs.  Over this time we’ve designed and continued to perfect our iRank™ technology platform which facilitates our outreach process to find relevant websites which meet a series of pre-defined quality requirements. Our team of US-based relationship development experts engages brand fans and relevant influencers to establish unique one-to-one relationships.

There are many methods to develop link relationships. Based on the client strategy we deploy a variety of approaches to link development, and in some cases we’ve allowed financial compensation as a tool. Removing financial compensation from the link development toolset has been a long term goal for us. We are using these recent events to be a catalyst to expedite those plans effective immediately.

We do not mislead customers nor operate in any manner contrary to their wishes or directives. Every strategy we develop is done in conjunction with knowledgeable online marketing specialists from iAcquire and our clients. Our process is transparent- every aspect of a campaign is available to our customers.  In the past, we have responded to the frequent needs for urgency and speed from our clients.  We are going to take this opportunity to discuss with our clients the best approaches to ensure a long term strategy and horizon for their program.

Recently we recruited Mike King, who we consider to be one of the top thought leaders in the SEO space. Mike was brought on board to lead strategy evolution at iAcquire and he is excited to take our services through this transformation. We were disappointed to see Mike personally attacked because he signed on with iAcquire to oversee the go forward strategy of the company. To be specific, he was hired to help us move away from any services that include financial compensation for links, and utilize the emerging tools of social media to augment the performance of search marketing campaigns.

In closing, this process has only hardened our beliefs in sustainable long term SEO strategies and we are excited to get back to the business of providing world-class solutions for our world-class clients.

10 responses to “The Official Word from iAcquire”

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  3. Colin says:

    Very elegantly worded. Hope things work out for you guys.

  4. Linkbuildr says:

    Me thinks the bad press will turn into good press 🙂 Love the content you folks put out and keep doing what you do!

  5. […] company has also posted similar news to its blog. Neither Griffin nor that post use the phrase “paid links,” preferring […]

  6. […] company has also posted similar news to its blog. Neither Griffin nor that post use the phrase “paid links,” preferring […]

  7. I think the comments on Mike King were pretty harsh, I know he was at SMX Sydney for a good week just after he started with your company, then on the road after this, so my guess he wasn’t across most of the finer business details right? But yeah he seems like a good dude and the type of positive voice the SEO community needs. 

  8. […] company has also posted similar news to its blog. Neither Griffin nor that post use the phrase “paid links,” preferring […]

  9. Ramesh Nair says:

    I am more surprised you decided to stay silent till everyone got over with their articles on the issue. This is where companies like SEOmoz scores in being transparent and pro-active.

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  13. Haters gotta hate.  Don’t let the man get you down.

  14. Daniel Haim says:

    Sorry to hear about your troubles, but buying links was never a good idea. A lot of companies want that and find a company that offers that – just because of stuff they’ve heard. It’s been known that this method wasn’t good from the beginning of time (manipulating methods) so you’ve just provided a service that was manipulative and you knew that this day was coming. I’m also happy to hear that you have tried transitioning away from paid links towards organic, natural ways. iRank™ is a great tool to find relevant websites to engage with – but there are better ways then just buying a link, perhaps engaging with them through social and getting a natural link – that’s much more rewarding then just buying 100 links a month.

  15. ufohq says:

    how can you still operate a business model that resulted in you being de-index from google?

    • Joe Griffin says:

      We do build links via social media and other organic methods. We do that at scale. As mentioned in the article, we’ve modified the areas of our business which have been criticized by some. We’ve received a massive amount of support from the community, and our the vast majority of our clients are highly supportive of our process, and the position we have taken.

  16. […] company has also posted similar news to its blog. Neither Griffin nor that post use the phrase “paid links,” preferring […]

  17. […] The Official Word from iAcquire There are many methods to develop link relationships. Based on the client strategy we deploy a variety of approaches to link development, and in some cases we’ve allowed financial compensation as a tool. Removing financial compensation from the link development toolset has been a long term goal for us. We are using these recent events to be a catalyst to expedite those plans effective immediately. […]

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  22. Anonymous says:

    It is a pleasure to hear that kind of information. That is really applicable in my business. Also, good for others to get optimized.