Weird Unnatural Links Warning in GWT - Anyone?
One of my sites got that warning a few weeks ago (I feel like in a movie: I've heard so much about that and now I SEE it!)
Anyway, apart from my being puzzled as to the reasoning of it (I don't recall building any "keyword" links to it; if I link to the site from my articles, I use name or URL not to "manipulate" anything lol; the site earns regular natural links and 95% of it's home page links are name and different variations of it; links to deep pages are absolutely natural (these are articles that earn links from round-ups and such)); again, apart from the unclear reason, I haven't seen any impact on rankings or search traffic (not that I am complaining...)
So my question is: What to do
I know I sound like anyone in that situation, but I honestly don't know where to start as I don't feel guilty
The only thing I've been doing "wrong" was linking to it from a random article I write (if it makes sense) - so it's kind of linking to yourself without nofollow; but again I've never really used keywords not to effect rankings...
Here's how the warning sounds:
As you can see, they are kind of suggeting I might be innocent but still recommend submitting a reconsideration request (?) I am not sure what they want to reconsider lol
Unnatural inbound links
March 14, 2013
We've detected that some of the links pointing to your site are using techniques outside Google's Webmaster Guidelines.
We don't want to put any trust in links that are unnatural or artificial, and we recommend removing any unnatural links to your site. However, we do realize that some links may be outside of your control. As a result, for this specific incident we are taking very targeted action to reduce trust in the unnatural links. If you are able to remove any of the links, you can submit a reconsideration request, including the actions that you took.
If you have any questions, please visit our Webmaster Help Forum.
And it doesn't look too scary as there is no sign next to it
I have a lot of sites, so I don't check GWT that often, so I was really late to notice the warning (it was left a couple of weeks ago)
Everything will be ok in the end
If it's not ok, it's not the end