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3/14/14
Original Poster
Sky T

Link Removal Request for my website:

Hello.
I have received an email from a website  with a subject of Link Removal Request for my website with the mail details below.


Dear Web master,                         


We recently received a notice from Google stating that they have levied a penalty on our website as they "detected unnatural links" redirecting to our website.

The only way we can remove this penalty and help Google reconsider putting our website back in their index is by removing these links and we need your help for the same. We request you to consider this request on high priority.

Following are the details of the links:
they have given me list of Links of my website with majority comments links .


We would like to bring your notice that failure to remove these links would require us to file a "Disavow Links" report with Google. Once we submit this report to Google, they may "flag" your site as"spammy" or otherwise if anything is not in compliance with their guidelines. The last thing we want is to have another web master go through this grief!

Your cooperation in this process would be deeply appreciated. We kindly request you to send us an acknowledgement of this mail along with a confirmation that these links have been removed.
Thanks a lot for your help.

If you want to reach out to us mail us on 'webmaster's copany email id'

Regards,
name of person
website name


So On the same day , I have replied with following massage that...

Dear Mr. 'person name',

Please provide us the report you have received by Google.

Regards,
my company name


Here one thing I noted is that  I have not received  Any such communication from google on this topic and It has been 7 days I haven't received any reply or communication from the email sender  in these last 7 days. I haven't used any unethical techniques on my website for ranking. The links which they have mentioned are not every link has their website name or email addresses. One link has comment which contains thier website name email. I am running my site on WordPress backend panel . Any help on this ?







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All Replies (4)
JohnMu
3/14/14
JohnMu
Hi Sky T

They are wrong. Having URLs from your website submitted in their disavow file will not cause any problems for your website. One might assume that they are just trying to pressure you. If the comment links they pointed to you are comment-spam that was left by them (or by someone working in their name) on your website, perhaps they are willing to help cover the work involved in cleaning their spam up? 

Cheers
John
3/16/14
Original Poster
Sky T
I am also thinking the same that he is pressuring me.  I have asked him for that penalty report so that I can work on that but he has not sent me anything yet. What should I do now ? should i report it to google team or my web host ? 
StevieD_Web
3/17/14
StevieD_Web
The links are ON YOUR SITE.

How did the link get on your site?

Is it comment spam that you allowed others to add?

Is it article spam that you allowed others to add?

Did the submitter create an access code and password as part of the spam submission or was the submission in the open and something that any random person could have created?

Is it a paid link, a link you specifically received money and YOU added it to the site?

Is it a sitewide link that is part of a template or whatever that you utilized on the site?


Bottom line, can you remove the link, is it your fault the link exists or can the other party remove the link using their password?
Ben  Griffiths
3/17/14
Ben Griffiths
 am also thinking the same that he is pressuring me.  I have asked him for that penalty report so that I can work on that but he has not sent me anything yet. What should I do now ? should i report it to google team or my web host ?  

Do nothing. They have the issue, not you (provided, as Stevie points out, you are exercising good editorial control over your site).

 
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