PenaltyPros.com is a “penalty removal service” rather than a link removal service. According to their website they focus on the penalty removal process altogether and don’t directly mention link removal efforts in their sales copy or website. From what we can tell it seems that they attempt to have penalties removed via the disavow process. Submitting disavows without link removal will never warrant a penalty removal from Google.
History of PenaltyPros.com
The PenaltyPros.com domain name was registered on October 29, 2013 and thus is one of the newest service providers on the market. According to their website they have “unrivalled experience”, however being in the business for roughly a few months is a bit concerning and the blatant spelling error also makes us question the services legitimacy.
On the services homepage they include an “As Seen On” section, which includes Moz, Search Engine Watch, Visibility, Search Engine Journal and SPN. However, we have had problems verifying many of the As Seen On claims.
Moz.com – No Found Results of PenaltyPros.com being mentioned
SearchEngineWatch.com – No Found Results of PenaltyPros.com being mentioned
SearchEngineJournal.com – No Found Results of PenaltyPros.com being mentioned
SiteProNew.com – No Found Results of PenaltyPros.com being mentioned
It is very concerning that a new penalty removal service advertises the fact they have been seen on many of the largest SEO blogs and not a single “as seen on” can be legitimately verified.
Paid Link Campaign
As we originally pointed out it seemed that PenaltyPros.com was participating in purchasing paid links and/or utilizing their own link network to help increase their rankings. It seems that they wised up and have since removed these links, likely in response to our post.
The following pages were those pages that included paid links at one time in the recent past, notice the similarity in the outgoing links.
Would you trust your link removal campaign with a company that’s violating Google’s own terms of service?
PenaltyPros.com pricing starts at $500 and can be much much higher making PenaltyPros.com one of the most expensive link removal service providers in the industry.
Overall we cannot recommend using PenaltyPros.com due to the legitimacy claims on the website’s “As Seen On” section of which we couldn’t find a single example as of January 1, 2014. PenaltyPros.com’s pricing is also one of the most expensive in the industry with starting packages at $500.
It appears that PenaltyPros.com is a one-man operation ran by Derek Jansen. Link removal and penalty removal campaigns should be managed by a team and not a single person due to the necessary time needed to properly perform a link removal campaign.