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Sep072016

Search Console in Webmaster Tools Now Offer Remediation Actions, Detect Six new Issues

About a decade back, Safe Browsing, a streamlined process to help you review your site and return it malware-label-free in Google search results was introduced.

Available via Search Console in Webmaster Tools provide information about how to fix security issues with websites. Over time, Safe Browsing expanded its protection to cover additional threats to user safety such as Deceptive Sites and Unwanted Software.

Those new, “Search Console includes relevant Help Center articles, example URLs to assist in diagnosing the presence of harmful content, and a process for webmasters to request reviews of their site after security issues are addressed.”

Today, for more successfully resolving issues, Google updated information available in the Security Issues report in Search Console—now providing more specific explanations of six different security issues detected including “malware, deceptive pages, harmful downloads, and uncommon downloads. “

In additon, “tailored recommendations” for each type of issue are also available that include “sample URLs to identify the source of the issue,” as well as “specific remediation actions for webmasters to resolve the issue,” google explained.

Search Console in the Security Issues report in Google Webmaster tool

For more information about Safe Browsing, check out this Safe Browsing Transparency Report. Or, watch this video provides a great overview for webmasters and developers dealing with hacked sites:

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