Awesome Google Webmaster Tools Security Issues

Oct 31, 2013 • 8:47 am | comments (11) by twitter Google+ | Filed Under Google Search Engine Optimization

Google Webmaster ToolsGoogle announced a new outstanding feature for Google Webmaster Tools named Security Issues.

This new dashboard helps quickly know what security issues your site has, how to find the source of the issue and then how to repair your Google results after you fix the issue.

Mariya Moeva from the Google team said in a Google Webmaster Help thread explained the tool is aiming to "help webmasters whose site has been hacked pinpoint the issues and recover easily."

Here is the overview screen showing various forms of malware and hacked spam issues a site may have:

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Then this screen pinpoints the issue at the source, helping you find the issue quickly on your site:

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Finally, click "Request A Review" to tell Google you fixed the issue and they should put your search results back to normal.

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John Mueller from Google who deals with these webmaster issues all the time said on Google+, "here's a fantastic update in Webmaster Tools to help you at least get the search-side of things back on track easier."

Forum discussion at Google+ & Google Webmaster Help.

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10/31/2013 01:44 pm

Is Google losing any market share in the UK, Im seeing a huge rise in Yahoo/BING/DDG visits across dozens of my clients sites in the past 2 weeks! Im also hearing more and more day to day friends and family moaning about Google results, something is up


10/31/2013 01:46 pm

When I say huge I mean compared to what they used to be, probably a 5-6% increase from non G SE's. That might not sound a lot but its across a lot of sites that I have never seen this many hits from non G before

Yo Mamma

10/31/2013 03:10 pm

Why is it 'awesome Google' anything if there are problems? Sans awesome pls

Yo Mamma

10/31/2013 03:12 pm

With employees like Matt Cutts, what u ya expect? Miracles? Genius?


10/31/2013 04:32 pm

why google not do such things for penguin and panda penalties?


10/31/2013 04:33 pm

i expecting more quick end of google search engine, since they have choosen churn & burn tactic. I love their new s-crappy wikipedia gay knowledge graph :)


10/31/2013 04:35 pm

good news! Google must understand why it become N1, and what will destroy it. Matt Cutts and his Indian guy ideas on what is good and what is bad.


10/31/2013 05:28 pm

Because that would be admitting they had created the growing negative SEO industry and were promoting "spam for cash" (unless you made the links yourself - in which case I'm guessing you' know about them anyway).


10/31/2013 10:37 pm

Don't be too excited. You still have to find the way it was injected and this is the real hassle.

Craig Hamilton-Parker

10/31/2013 10:42 pm

It's hardly solid market research but my daughter (24) and her friends are moaning about Google search results too. I also managed to publish two articles in UK magazines this week where I was able to advise people to switch from Google if they want less commercially skewered results. They will eventually fall.


11/04/2013 08:02 pm

agree. they are like live in "ideal world", where from they can hate anybody.

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