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A fallback for website security problems

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Alongside your various security monitoring mechanisms, you may want to do a periodic Google search of your website. While monitoring your site in search results is often important from an SEO perspective, it can also warn you about security problems.

If your site is hacked, Google’s listing for one or more pages may contain the words “This site may harm your computer.” When that happens, Google will try to contact you by email but may not be able to reach you.

As a more fail-safe method, it’s possible to write a program or use any of a number of a search engine “scrapers” to automatically search your site and notify you if the string “This site may harm your computer” shows up. This lets you know about the problem and correct it immediately, before most customers notice.

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