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Deceptive Site Ahead – How to Request Google to Review a Compromised Site

If Google suspects your website contains malware or misleading content, or is being used for phishing attacks, it may blacklist your site. Visitors to your site will then see a ‘Deceptive Site Ahead’ warning, indicating that the site they are about to visit could pose a security risk. If your site is displaying this warning, you need to address the security threats and then notify Google to review your site and remove the warning.

This guide will walk you through the process of requesting Google to review your site and remove the ‘Deceptive Site Ahead’ warning.

Steps to Request Google to Review a Compromised Site:

  1. Sign in to your Google Search Console account using your administrator credentials.
  2. On the Dashboard, navigate to the ‘Security issues’ tab in the left sidebar.
  3. Scroll down and check the box that says ‘I have fixed these issues’, then click on the ‘Request a Review’ button.

You will need to provide detailed information about the steps you’ve taken to resolve the security issues on your site. The review process may take a few days, and during this time, the ‘Deceptive Site Ahead’ warning will continue to appear on your site.

Remember, it’s crucial to fully address all security threats on your site before requesting a review from Google.

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