link removal

How should publishers respond to link removal requests?

Thanks again to Panda, Penguin etc, it seems many webmasters are panicking about links they have obtained in the past, or have been pulled up by Google as a result of over-zealous link building. 

As a result, we are receiving many more link removal requests than we ever used to, ten or so in the past couple of months. 

To be frank, these requests are annoying, and I’m also a little put out that they see this blog as a risk to them. Chris Lake touched upon this recently and, as he says, ‘a lot of folks seem to have a bad case of The Fear’. 

I thought it was worth exploring this issue in more detail, so I’ve asked a few SEO experts for their views…