fathom - 3:41 am on Apr 13, 2012 (gmt 0)
So why is a vague message without examples from Google able to put you to work for them, about content that's not even on your site? It's ludicrous and, in my opinion, a sign of just how useless GWT has become. Worse than useless, a timewasting stress creating strain of useless.
This isn't necessarily true.
Put your search engine engineering hat on.
You don't have a clue who your system is emailing but you suspect these are innocent people that have been misguided by rogue service providers or bad 3rd party advice.
It isn't easy to work through all the layers of work completed on a website but the best outcome you can have is making the website owner get more involved in the promoting decisions.
It is clear (from the search engine) if you make this process "simple"... all you get in return is a growing list of habitual offender.
The owner has a choice... get legitimate help to first fix and then remain inside Google TOS or dispose of the domain and start fresh but the stress of not knowing is a hard won lesson learned.
Google does not view organic results as we do... it, in and of itself, is a money pit for them.
But a website that is marginalized in Google search is a clear candidate for Adwords and eventually a great reformed student on TOS.
If this was you, your game... you would do the same instead of losing money and the war on spam.