So it's that time again when google pick off a few websites and smack them with a big stick! So what am i exactly trying to say??
The manual actions were for outbound links where bloggers were giving links to websites for free products or services, something which is frowned upon and is wrong according to Google's guidelines. Upon researching this Google actually sent out warnings a few weeks ago, but i suppose no one took them seriously or thought that they could slip past Google.
So a word of warning, if you have done such thing and not been hit by a Google manual action then i suggest you "nofollow" them links right away to avoid being spanked!