On Twitter, a webmaster asked whether Google should completely remove websites that it suspects are hacked, or serving malware.
Should Google completely remove websites that it suspects are hacked/serving malware?— Colin McDermott (@colinmcdermott) 30. November 2018
36% said that Google should remove these websites from the index. 64% said that it’s enough to warn hacked websites.
Google says it’s not an either/or question
Google’s John Mueller said that removing or warning websites isn’t an either/or question:
Fwiw I don't see this as something that is either/or, there are times to do one or the other.— 🍌 John 🍌 (@JohnMu) 30. November 2018
Check your web pages regularly
You should check your web pages regularly to make sure that you can react quickly if your website has been hacked. The Uptime Monitor tool in SEOprofiler can check your website for particular words. The Website Audit tool regularly checks your pages for errors. You can create your free SEOprofiler account here: