Msg#: 4462141 posted 6:49 pm on Jun 6, 2012 (gmt 0)
today i received this reply from google that my site still violate quality guidelines,
I have removed all the possible links that i could remove but still why i am in radar, only 668 sites remain according to webmastertool that have my link but they are not under my control besides webmastertool is also showing outdated reports as the links have already been removed.
What should i do?
Dear site owner or webmaster of http://www.example.com/, We received a request from a site owner to reconsider http://www.example.com/ for compliance with Google's Webmaster Guidelines. We've reviewed your site and we still see links to your site that violate our quality guidelines. Specifically, look for possibly artificial or unnatural links pointing to your site that could be intended to manipulate PageRank. Examples of unnatural linking could include buying links to pass PageRank or participating in link schemes. We encourage you to make changes to comply with our quality guidelines. Once you've made these changes, please submit your site for reconsideration in Google's search results. If you find unnatural links to your site that you are unable to control or remove, please provide the details in your reconsideration request. If you have additional questions about how to resolve this issue, please see our Webmaster Help Forum for support. Sincerely, Google Search Quality Team
Msg#: 4462141 posted 1:55 pm on Jun 7, 2012 (gmt 0)
Matt Cutts mentioned in that recent interview (linked to elsewhere on this forum) that people have been scanning in letters that they sent to the webmasters asking for a link removal.
He didn't say whether that has persuaded google to lift a penalty, but he mentioned that is one thing people are doing.
He also mentioned that he has seen people remove approximately 90% of inbound suspect links. Again, he didn't say that was a specific benchmark that had to be reached. He was just throwing that out there, as it were.
If the links are to your internal pages, it might be a good idea to rename those URLs so that the links return 404 / 410 status.
If it is to your home page, then that is going to be a lot more difficult.
Msg#: 4462141 posted 2:57 pm on Jun 7, 2012 (gmt 0)
I managed to get confirmation from Google on one site that got the "unnatural links" message "penalty" removed. I was able to remove probably 50% and showed them responses from webmasters confirming removal.
Unfortunately it didn't change my rankings at all so there wasn't much point.