Msg#: 3839710 posted 3:36 pm on Feb 1, 2009 (gmt 0)
Help! When google-ing one of our events what comes up is an disturbing collection of nonsenese and un-related items with our websites addy at the bottom. When I click on the entry I do end up at the website so what is going on? This AM a search returns:
Sunday 01st 2009f February 2009 12:51:44 AM - [ Translate this page ]GOOGLE THIS SITE MAY HARM YOUR COMPUTER [snip]
What is going on and how do I remedy this?
[edited by: brotherhood_of_LAN at 6:13 pm (utc) on Feb. 1, 2009] [edit reason] Please keep to generic examples, thanks [/edit]
Msg#: 3839710 posted 7:55 pm on Feb 1, 2009 (gmt 0)
Alas while the "this site may harm you computer" may be gone the rest on the unrelated dreck that appears in the description (and is not found in the HTML code of the site ([snip])) still appears. This has been happening for some time and what is listed in the description changes from day to day
[edited by: brotherhood_of_LAN at 8:03 pm (utc) on Feb. 1, 2009] [edit reason] Please reed the ToS regarding mentioning specific sites..thanks [/edit]
Msg#: 3839710 posted 12:55 pm on Feb 2, 2009 (gmt 0)
In that case you may want to consider that your site has been compromised somehow, and that alternative content is being served whenever google visits your site (because you didn't put the content there, and google has a cache of it claiming it's your site).
I'm not aware of any other Google technical issues so it's a possibility you might want to check out...
I know the topic has been discussed on WebmasterWorld before so I'll post a thread link if I can find one.
Msg#: 3839710 posted 2:09 pm on Feb 2, 2009 (gmt 0)
This recent thread [webmasterworld.com] describes a hack that is being put on sites to divert search engine spiders (only) to the hacker's sites, resulting in "strange" search results (among many other bad effects).