Robert_Charlton - 5:26 pm on Jun 2, 2012 (gmt 0)
I'm seeing 14 references here for this message via WebmasterWorld site search...
"via this intermediate link" site:webmasterworld.com
...with various different interpretations.
Here are two semi-recent threads that make interesting observations...
via this intermediate figment of the imagination
Google thinks my sites are interlinked but they are NOT
Let me just toss in one additional thought... complete conjecture... and ask if the message might also relate to questions implicit in this thread, about why Google might be tracking old redirected domains....
Domain name replaced in SERPS with alias domain name
Might Google be tracking intermediates of all sorts... and for various reasons, positive and negative? Eg, redirecting penalized pages, hidden redirects, redirect scripts, etc? Does any of this apply to the "intermediate links" message?