Hacked Sites Notifications Added to Google Search Results

Google has served up noticed for malware-infested sites for years, but they've gone one better with their latest feature. The company has altered its search results notifications with a “This site may be compromised” link to help in safer searching.

According to Google's blog post, the company uses "a variety of automated tools to detect common signs of a hacked site as quickly as possible." If they note something suspicion, they;ll add the new notification to our search results.

If the site has a Webmaster Tools account, they'll be notified as well; additionally Google will use any contact email addresses found on the site.

Naturally this will affect a site's traffic, and one problem is that Google says it may take days for a hacked site notification to be removed. Fortunately, webmasters can request a review of their site to accelerate the notice removal.