Google May Have Mistakenly Marked Your Site As Hacked: Here Is How To Fix It

Feb 20, 2015 - 8:05 am 24 by

Google Hacked Sites Help CenterYesterday I reported on how dozens and dozens of webmasters noticed Google labeled their sites with the this site may be hacked label in the search results. It seems way too unusual for so many new webmasters to be complaining about it.

I notified Google of the matter and they confirmed that this was a mistake on their end. Google sent us a statement, which I updated on the story last night, that read:

We're slowly rolling out a new hacked page classifier (not CMS specific) and noticed a small number of misclassifications. We're sorry for any trouble this may have caused -- we are working on addressing the issues.

Wow - okay, this happens, but what can webmasters do if they were misclassified?

Google's John Mueller posted this morning on Google+ that they can now fill out this form and a Googler will review it and manually remove the label.

John wrote:

We're slowly rolling out a new hacked page classifier and noticed a small number of misclassifications. We're sorry for any trouble this may have caused -- we are working on addressing the issues. If you feel this incorrectly affects your site, you can give us feedback.

So if your site was misclassified yesterday, go ahead and fill out this form.

Let us know how long it takes Google to remove the label, I still see the hacked notification on most of these new cases.

Forum discussion at Google+.

 

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