Dear friends, colleagues, and past customers,
Thank you for using LinksManager, my patented invention (USPTO 7,082,470) for over 16 years. So many of you have asked what has happened and so I wanted to finally make a public statement.
LinksManager was born on August 1, 1998 – before Google went online. LinksManager was designed and patented to manage the chore of linking. It was never designed or marketed to be a Search Engine Optimization product.
It was with great sadness that I put LinksManager to sleep on October 31, 2014. I simply could not stop the influx of cancellations coming in from customers preoccupied about comments made specifically to them by Google employees telling website operators to stop linking between websites. I reached out to Google via Fedex and their switchboard many times to discuss the matter. They never took my calls or replied to my sincere questions and comments. Not once.
I contacted many attorneys who told me these comments Google has published to website operators are clearly in violation of Restraint of Trade Antitrust Laws, a federal offense. However, I could not find an attorney who would accept the battle on contingency.
Bing has never told websites not to link to each other. Bing actually encourages websites to link with other relevant websites. In fact, Microsoft still owns the LINKEXCHANGE.com domain. If Microsoft’s Bing ever becomes the dominant search engine, I will awaken the LinksManager product. I encourage you to use Bing. It has become an outstanding search engine.
LinksManager is not dead. LinksManager is asleep. If you decide that you would like to continue to link to other relevant sites (despite what Google threatens you with), and you would like to see LinksManager awake, please provide your contact information below.
Kindest Regards and good luck in your future ventures,
Joel Lesser, Owner / Inventor
p.s. Dear IBM, we have similar patents and I see you’re in the cloud. Call me!
Of course I must include the obligatory reminder that I would never sell or give out your contact information.