Blogs are spam, according to Google?
I just received a second request in as many days asking for me to remove a post! It seems my linking to sites is occasionally being interpreted as spam or link-building by the latest update to Google’s algorithms.
My own Webmaster Tools account says I’m clear of any security or spam issues. I don’t get it.
All I have to say is, if you want to kill weblogging this is a way to do it. Many more of these requests, I’ll have to take my whole site offline and go do something else. I do ride herd on something like 100,000 individual link-posts. How many people are going to complain? Near fifteen years of posting, to be removed at an algorithm’s whim?
Maybe there’s a lesson in that. I hear Ivan Venko in Iron Man II …
Later: This was the tool used, and apparently I appear as a ‘spam backlink’. If anyone has further insight, that would prevent this from happening, I’d appreciate a tipoff.
Related: Another set of removals were requested May 15. Overjoyed. NOT.
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