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...we're expanding the search results notifications to help people avoid sites that may have been compromised and altered by a third party, typically for spam. When a user visits a site, we want her to be confident the information on that site comes from the original publisher.
The intent can include phishing...(snip) or spamming (violating search engine quality guidelines to rank pages more highly than they should rank).
I tend to think temporarily delisting the site and placing the note in Webmaster Tools would be a better way to go.
funny people over there at goog
An appropriate SE behaviour IMO is to drop either the page or the site (depending on problem) from the results. Period.
It would be helpful to have an index quarantine list that webdevs could search if they notice traffic drop or vanishing SERP but regardless stop offering up visitation rights...
They are taking on even more of a role of Internet Police and watchdog.
In both cases, our detection might not be perfect -- we continually work on improving our system -- but it would be wise to proceed with caution.
It's like the police going to the home of a victim of identity fraud, posting a huge sign outside that says "this person's identity is being used by criminals", without first informing the victim.I like that analogy but I don't think it's quite right. How about this...