Google: malware reviews are fast, hacked content takes longer

If your website has been hacked, Google might show a warning label next to your website in the search results.

Has your website been hacked?

What is hacked content?

According to Google, hacked content is ‘any content placed on your site without your permission as a result of vulnerabilities in your site’s security.’

Google tries to keep hacked content out of their search results. Hacked content can potentially install malicious content on your website. Google recommends that you keep your site secure, and clean up hacked content when you find it.

Clean up hacked content

When your website has been hacked, you should clean it up and you should inform Google about the fix. Google’s John Mueller said on Twitter that malware reviews are quicker than hacked content reviews:

How to check the security settings of your web server

It’s very easy to check the security settings of your server with the website audit tool in SEOprofiler. The audit report automatically creates a page ‘Security’ that shows the settings of your server:

Website server security 2019

In addition to this, the audit tool checks your website for things that have an impact on the position of your web pages on Google and other search engines.

Check your security settings now

Johannes Selbach

Johannes Selbach is the CEO of SEOprofiler. He blogs about search engine optimization and website marketing topics at "http://blog.seoprofiler.com".