Google Dumbs Down Safe Browsing Alerts to Help Out Lesser-Skilled Webmasters

Google announced new changes to the Google Search Console, more specifically to the Safe Browsing alerts that inform users about security-related problems found on their sites.

Google’s Safe Browsing technology allows users to report suspicious sites, which are then blocked in browsers that implement the Safe Browsing API, such as Chrome, Safari, and Firefox.

For us, the regular users, Safe Browsing is the red alert pages we see every day when navigating to a website hosting malicious content.

But there’s another side to Safe Browsing warnings, that most of us don’t know about, and that’s the alerts the owners of these sites receive when their website is marked as malicious.

While crooks hosting malicious websites don’t care about these warnings, there are many hacked websites belonging to legitimate businesses that want their website removed from the Safe Browsing blacklist and returned to regular Google search results.

New alert explanations available … (read more)

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