If you have some blogs you probably receive link removal requests which are as follows:
“We need the following link(s) to be removed from your website: On the following URL(s): ***** that links to: ***** with the anchor text of: *** This link needs to be removed with immediate effect. If you are unable to remove the link completely for whatever reason, you could make the link ‘nofollow’ by including the rel=”nofollow” code within the link. We would also request that you remove any further links on this site (that we may have missed), or indeed any links to **** that are on. any other sites you control (especially those on the same IP address of: ***). Google has been in contact with us and asked us to remove this unnatural link as it will penalise both the *** website as well as the *** website. Google have also asked us to inform them of any websites that are not cooperative in this request, and to provide them with the domains and ip addresses of sites that do not comply with the request. Please can you remove the link(s) from your website, and reply to this email to confirm when that has been done? Don’t hesitate to email or call me via the details below if you have any questions.”
The webmaster of the website which is being linked to will followup to remove the link, but removing links takes a lot of time , especially if you have a number of blogs. Time is money, but neither the webmaster nor Google are willing to acknowledge this. For a few blogs, the posts and links were free, but the people sending the requests do not seem to realise this.
When the webmaster does not comply with the request at least one large web hosting company has suspended a webhosting account for “phishing”, they later apologized. After a few days, a fairly senior person in the same company again indicated that the account would suspended if the link was not removed (a DDOS or similar attack threat seemed to have been the problem). The person who had complained had purchased text link advertising on the website, and had now received repeated warnings from the ** team.