I know this link removal thing is all the rage right now, but there's definately a right and a wrong way of doing it. I got this email this morning Dear Fellow Site Owner: It has come to our attention that a number of links exist on your domain which are directed to our websitexxxxxxxxxx.com. We have determined that these links may be harmful either to the future marketing and reputation of xxxxxxxxxx.com, or to our users. Accordingly, we request that you (A) remove all existing links to xxxxxxxxxx.com from your domain, including, but not limited to the following URLs: http://www.YYYYYYYYY.com/blog/tag/xxxxxxx/ http://www.YYYYYYYY.com/blog/tag/gggggggg/ http://www.YYYYYYYYY.com/blog/tag/kkkkkkk/ (B) Cease creation of any additional links to xxxxxxxxxx.com (C) provide us with prompt notification once links to xxxxxxxxxx.com have been removed either by return email, or using the link below. This request is being made because your domain may fit within one or more of the following categories: infected with malware; low quality site; paid link provider; manipulative link activity; link exchange networks; or simply not a good fit for xxxxxxxxxx.com. Please note, we are currently penalized by Google for manipulative linking. If you do not remove these links, or at least add the "nofollow" tag to them, you may be penalized for linking to us. Removing these links helps your site and ours. Sincerely, XXXXX Sending a request like this, trying to resemble a legal threat, and suggesting that I placed the links there of my own accord will get you nowhere. I'll simply ignore it. Or if you catch me in a real shitty mood I may even fire up XR or SB and throw a few hundred thousand more at you. But if they ask nicely, use lots of pleases and thankyou's I'll probably take the 2 or 3 minutes to help a stranger.