IMPORTANT UPDATE about HadIt.com Veteran to Veteran
Brothers and Sisters,
First and foremost, thank you for your service and sacrifice to our beloved country—and each other on HadIt.com for over 25 years.
After several months of investigating why the site’s traffic and revenue dropped, I am sorry to report that HadIt.com is the victim of a Negative SEO Attack. This malicious attack has destroyed our traffic, Google rankings, and advertising revenue.
The Future of HadIt.com Veteran to Veteran
I planned to retire early next year and had wanted to sell HadIt.com to someone who would keep this Community online and continue to help disabled veterans file their VA disability claims.
Unfortunately, this attacker has taken that possibility away from veterans.
Try as I might, I cannot recover from this. It is devastating, mainly because it was not a random attack. It was personal.
Dec 17, 2022, will be HadIt.com’s last day on the web.
- Nov 17, 2022, No new registrations in the community.
- Nov 30, 2022. No new posts or replies in the community.
- Dec 17, 2022, The Community.HadIt.com and HadIt.com will go offline.
HadIt.com will remain online until Dec 17, but no new content will be added. Community.HadIt.com will also remain open for reading, but no new users will be able to register, no new topics can be started, and no new replies can be made.
Why This Happened
We all deal with our issues differently. Unfortunately, some people lash out and hurt others. It is challenging to discover who initiated the attack, though we’ve had some luck. Loose lips sink ships.
This site was my life’s work, and for whatever reason, they did this without concern for my well-being or the well-being of the thousands of veterans this site helps.
Things to Know About HadIt.com
HadIt.com has always been different from the many other sites that assist veterans in the VA claims process. When I started this site 25 years ago, other websites weren’t doing what we do. There are many competitors, but they often come with a catch; some require subscriptions, some sell books, and others herald their own hero stories. When I started HadIt.com 25 years ago, other websites weren’t doing what we do. There weren’t many sites at all, let alone for veterans trying to file a claim.
On at least three occasions, I spoke to a veteran contemplating suicide and talked them into calling the crisis line. Frankly, if that is all I ever accomplished, I would be good with that. Yet I have accomplished everything I set out to do and more—more than I could have dreamed possible.
As a female Navy veteran with Complex PTSD, Major Depression, and various physical ailments, starting and running this site was not easy. I taught myself VA law and HTML from scratch beginning in 1994. After yet another frustrating call with the VA, I said, “I’ve had it!” and the domain name was registered that same day. I did all the work on the site. There was no staff except for a few volunteer moderators over the years. Those volunteers deserve our gratitude. They certainly have mine.
I learned a lot about VA Claims, shared that information with you, and created a community where you could share information and support each other. I shared some of my struggles on the site to let you know you are not alone, and so did you. I am so proud of what we accomplished together.
Looking back, I see we reached many people. The snapshot below is from 2007 – 2022:
You Should Know
This culprit has enabled me to move on to my well-deserved retirement. But I deeply regret not being able to pass it on to someone who can continue to support veterans in the same way.
I want to thank everyone from the bottom of my heart for all the support you gave HadIit.com and me for 25 years. I am gratified that my small attempt to help my brothers and sisters has succeeded.
Please continue to help one another in any way you can. You are not alone. There is help. Getting the compensation you deserve is possible. What doesn’t kill us will make us stronger.
My mission has come to an end. It’s time for my watch to stand relieved. “Boatswain…Standby to pipe the side…HadIt.com Departing…”
Fair winds and following seas.