What are blacklists?

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This article will explain what blacklists are.

An important element of web design is fine-tuning sites so that they are attractive to the critical eye of the search engines' spiders. There is a growing army of search engine optimisation specialists and copywriters, and as Google and other search engines improve their algorithms, new techniques are needed every day. However, search engine optimisation is one thing; spamming is quite another, and the search engines look upon it very severely. Google is constantly looking for new ways to filter out and block those who are trying to manipulate the system unfairly. There are various things you can do to get yourself banned by Google. 

  • Infected with Malware
  • Cloaking
  • Over-Enthusiastic Keyword Usage
  • Too-Much Content, Too Fast
  • Duplicate Material
  • Free For All Pages and Excessive Cross-Linking
  • Phishing
  • Doorway Pages
  • Repeatedly Submitting Your Site
  • Numerious Virtual Hostnames
  • Illegal Material

If your website is infected by malware, you could end up on the Google Blacklist. Unfortunately, Google doesn’t care whether or not it’s your fault that malware appeared on your website. All Google cares about is the well-being of the users that visit your website, therefore the search engine leader places you on the infamous Google Blacklist until you can prove that all traces of malware have been removed.

Site Scanner has a blacklist monitoring system, constantly checking whether or not you have been added to the most popular search engine's blacklists. Combined with Malware monitoring you can act before you are added to any blacklist.

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