Google Has Removed Over 80% of Hacked Sites

Google released details about its spam-fighting efforts, revealing over 80% of hacked sites have been removed from search.

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Here are some other notable stats from Google’s recent announcement. In 2017:

  • Google conducted 250+ webmaster meetups and office hours around the world reaching more than 220,000 website owners.
  • Google sent over 45 million notifications to registered website owners through Search Console, alerting them to possible problems with their websites which could affect their appearance in the search.
  • Google sent 6 million manual action messages to webmasters about practices that were against Google’s guidelines, along with information on how to resolve the issues.
  • Google took action on nearly 90,000 user reports of search spam.

Google will, of course, continue its efforts to protect searchers and site owners from spam. The company also encourages users to help by reporting issues encountered with Google search. This is done by clicking on the “Send feedback” link at the bottom of the search results page.