jammy8891 - 10:09 am on Aug 9, 2013 (gmt 0)
Which doesn't sound very logical. If we get the links removed, then the revoking of the manual action would be pointless, as the manual action was discrediting the links already, not penalising the site, so their removal would only achieve the same as the action.
Action does not equal penalty, it seems. Hmm. Watching this space...
I had a client receive the 'targeted action' message too. I took it as a penalty, conducted link removal and submitted a reconsideration request. I'm of the opinion that if Google suggests you should remove links & submit for reconsideration, then you probably should!