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    help4bis.com
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    Hello,

    Got this email…
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    We wish to thank you for linking to our site http://www.icontact.com/ from http://www.flyingsolo.com.au/forums/sales-marketing/1902-email-marketing-software-icontact.html. Unfortunately, it has come to our attention that this link may be against Google’s Webmaster Guidelines. It is important for us to bring our site into compliance, as we have been penalized by Google.

    Please remove our link from this page and any other page on your site.

    Thank you,
    Jamie
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    Not a big thing really but what got me stumped is:
    1. I have not linked to the site mentioned
    2. I have not participated in the post, to the best of my knowledge

    Yet I get the email, so how did that happen?
    Anybody else go this?

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    kangaroojosh
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    Re: Did anyone else got this email? (Help Needed for Google Penalty. Response Request

    help4bis.com, post: 197408 wrote:
    Hello,

    Got this email…
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    We wish to thank you for linking to our site http://www.icontact.com/ from http://www.flyingsolo.com.au/forums/sales-marketing/1902-email-marketing-software-icontact.html. Unfortunately, it has come to our attention that this link may be against Google’s Webmaster Guidelines. It is important for us to bring our site into compliance, as we have been penalized by Google.

    Please remove our link from this page and any other page on your site.

    Thank you,
    Jamie
    ==========================================================

    Not a big thing really but what got me stumped is:
    1. I have not linked to the site mentioned
    2. I have not participated in the post, to the best of my knowledge

    Yet I get the email, so how did that happen?
    Anybody else go this?

    Jaime,

    i have not got such an email but I know the issue and what it is regarding as I know a friend who has encountered the same situation. Basically they are trying to removal all non related backlinks to their website and requesting link removal.

    simply reply to them and ask for the page from which they are saying you are linking and then navigate to that page and remove the link if you link to, otherwise just tell them you dont link back.

    cheers
    Josh

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    bb1
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    Re: Did anyone else got this email? (Help Needed for Google Penalty. Response Request

    Scam

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    Peter – FS Administrator
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    Re: Did anyone else got this email? (Help Needed for Google Penalty. Response Request

    Can’t work out why they would send this email to you – was a thread from 2009 :) ?
    We do get a few of these requests where people want links removed but didn’t see anything about this one.
    In any case, I’ve deleted the link!
    Cheers
    Peter

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    John Templeton
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    Re: Did anyone else got this email? (Help Needed for Google Penalty. Response Request

    Admin, was this legit? Just curious if it was a scam that happened to target FS.

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    Peter – FS Administrator
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    Re: Did anyone else got this email? (Help Needed for Google Penalty. Response Request

    Hi John,
    We didn’t hear any further reports on this so possibly just mistaken identity.
    We do get emails along these lines from time to time from companies wanting to clean up old links, so I don’t think anything sinister.
    Cheers
    Peter

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