Google’s John Mueller is once again telling webmasters that they do not need to respond or lose sleep over ransom link spam attempts. These are when you get an email from someone saying if you don’t do X, i.e. pay us, we will spam your site with bad links, which will result in your site being negatively impacted in Google Search.

John Mueller of Google said it won’t work, you can ignore those emails.

He responded to this twice on Sunday morning saying “You can ignore it. It’s just spam.” He also said “No. We just ignore links like that. At most, it keeps them busy doing useless things, rather than improving their business. That’s good for you, too bad for them :-).”

Here is the email that is being sent out:

Here are John’s responses on Twitter:

So yeah – don’t do it. Send all your bitcoin to us instead 😀