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Free of Badware!

cleaned my site and waiting for the okay from Google



9:33 pm on May 17, 2009 (gmt 0)

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I am happy to say that my site is now free of Badware (as the googlebot has just told me). However:

Status of the latest badware review for this site: A review for this site has finished. The site was found clean. The badware warnings from web search are being removed. Please note that it can take some time for this change to propagate.

Does anyone know how long 'some time' is?

I can advise once mine is cleared but it would be good to hear from someone who has had a similar experience.


9:43 pm on May 17, 2009 (gmt 0)

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Could be a few hours (not) or might be a week (most likely) or could be a month or two. In these days of FAST everyone seems to think business actually works fast. It does not. If no change in a week an initial query is reasonable. Give it a few days.


3:38 am on May 18, 2009 (gmt 0)

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These days, a few hours to 1 day is most common. 3 days is at the outer limit of normal. Anything longer than that could mean you've had an ongoing recurring problem and they're not convinced the problem is really solved, or it could mean there currently IS a recurring problem, the security vulnerability wasn't fixed, and the site's infected again.


4:48 am on May 18, 2009 (gmt 0)

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Ten hours later and my site is up and running again! So it was between 2 and ten hours (I had a good sleep in between).

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