Feb 04

Google Malware Notifications

How to remove the Google phrase “This site may harm your computer”

Google and their partners work hard to ensure that Internet users do not fall foul to websites that may contain Malware ( software designed to infiltrate a computer system without the owner’s informed consent. The expression is a general term used by computer professionals to mean a variety of forms of hostile, intrusive, or annoying software). While this is extremely important for Internet users they do not always get it right as one of our clients found out recently.

Their website has been around since 1999 and through our ongoing Internet marketing they have been at the top of Google for a number of important and well searched keywords. However over the last week Google and their Malware partners decided that there was some malicious code on the site and therefore attached a warning to the Google results stating that the website “may harm your computer”, on top of which if you did click the link to enter the site it actaully came up with another warning resulting in hardly anyone entering via Google. Needless to say that their traffic diminished to next to nothing and their business seriously suffered.

We were called in to review the website and look at the code and we quickly established that there was no malicious code present. Was this a mistake? Unfortunately we will never know but during this time their ‘online’ business and leads were seriously affected.

As their Internet marketing company we went through the necessary protocols and within a few hours we have managed to remove the warnings from Google and get their website and traffic back on track.

Choosing an Internet marketing company to work with your business is not just about improving ranking, increasing conversions and increasing your online footprint (as we do), it is about choosing a company that understands all aspects of working with the major search engines and a company that is prepared to react to unforseen circumstances and resolve issues quickly in order to minimise loss of revenue.

Many thanks for all your help with this one : Much appreciated.

Don’t take chances with your online business make sure you are working with a professional Internet marketing company who is willing to work hard, regardless of the challenges to ensure your online reputation is never tarnished.

Contact Artemis Internet Marketing now for a free consultation.

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