n00b1 - 9:54 am on Aug 20, 2012 (gmt 0)
Firstly a reminder or my situation:
I got a manual action revoked after explaining that a large crop of links to my site were from Wikipedia scrapers.... At around the same time I get one of those new unnatural link warnings about taking action on the links rather than the site as a whole.
And now an update:
I put in a reconsideration request following the unnatural link warning as I was confused by it - it seemed to contradict the 'manual pass' of the site. I got a reply to this one basically saying that the site violates the quality guidelines (unnatural links).
It seems that what has happened is the manual action was revoked but then the algorithm tagged it for another (automatic?) slap. But it is clear that when I explained the situation to Google in the first reconsideration that they understood the nature of the links and that it was nothing manipulative on my end. Then I get bumped for exactly the same thing again. This is just ridiculous.
It isn't just Wikipedia scrapers I also have my site listed on DMOZ and hence all of their scrapers too. And then there are loads of stupid fake search engines which basically junk up my link profile even more. None of this is my fault at all. I'll be damned if I'm going to remove my website from Wikipedia and request removal from DMOZ because Google can't tell its left from its right.