trakkerguy - 2:42 am on Sep 13, 2011 (gmt 0)
@Uncle_DK - Is the same message I received when they hit 6 of my sites on July 28th, and 2 more a few weeks later.
Although you don't specify, I am guessing you have the same -50 penalty. Do you see your former top ranking keywords now showing your sites around #50 or lower?
Like you, my sites were standalone stores that sold a subset of the products on my main site (which didn't get hit).
Google has really stepped up the use of manual penalties to weed out sites, and like always there is collateral damage.
Some of my sites could be seen as thin and didn't provide much value other than a good store, so I can understand a little why G thinks they should be tossed out and made to pay for adwords, but there is a pretty fuzzy grey line there IMO.
Anwyays, I did submit a reconsideration request for my best site 10 days ago, but no luck so far. I would suspect you might have better luck though.