Today I got an email from G to tell me:
"Google has detected a pattern of artificial or unnatural links pointing to your site. Buying links or participating in link schemes in order to manipulate PageRank are violations of Google's Webmaster Guidelines.
As a result, Google has applied a manual spam action to this-info.com/. There may be other actions on your site or parts of your site."
I've been operating this web site in the same niche for 8 years so of course there are thousands of inbound links from all sorts of places. G has not said which links are offending them so any attempt at getting links removed would be groping in the dark. Even if there was any chance of getting the links removed at all.
Does anyone have any thoughts on this?