I have a client whose site I rebuilt several months ago. I also took over their SEO when I did this. Their previous SEO company called them today and my client sent them an email. My client passed the info to me like this:
The company that we were paying to do our SEO just called and said they were contacted by google and told to remove their tags from all of our stuff. We canceled them last July... They wanted to give us a heads up that they are removing their tags and that you will have to take over that and put some work in.
Is there any truth to Google contacting a company and telling them to "remove their tags"? I thought that maybe this could be something related to Google's Search Console but there are no messages for this site.
I personally wonder if it's a tactic to try and get the client back but I thought I would ask to see if there is ever a chance that Google contacted them? Have others run into similar situations?
(What also perplexes me is they have no access to the site so I don't know what "tags" they could be referencing?)