We have a dealer network that sells our products, as a bonus we give them an extra 25% off our products from the normal wholesale price if they put our products on their site.
We recently got hit with a Google manual penalty so we enlisted the help of "LinkDelete" to help us get rid of all the backlinks. Some of our dealer websites are in the list of bad backlinks they gave us. They told us this is because of duplicate content.
What we do is give our dealers HTML snippets so they can just copy and paste it on their site. The HTML contains absolute URLs to pictures of our products, short descriptions, and links back to our website.
We want our SEO rankings restored, so do we just tell our dealers to remove our links?