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News Google begins targeting Safe Browsing 'repeat offenders'

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Gareth Halfacree, 9 Nov 2016.

  1. Gareth Halfacree

    Gareth Halfacree WIIGII! Staff Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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    does this include the increasing number of redirect hijacking adverts on mobile sites in recent months?
     
  3. Gareth Halfacree

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    No, unless they link to malware, PUPs, phishing pages or the like. However, Google does record redirect-hijacks and full-screen interstitials and demotes sites down the search rankings accordingly - so any site looking to maximise its search traffic shouldn't be so daft as to run such things.
     
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    The problem is, most of these are in ad code and the smaller sites sometimes aren't aware of them. Even bigger websites can have issues - I work for one of the top 5 news websites in Australia (I probably don't have to be that secretive either) and it took us days to find an offending ad affecting Safari on iOS

    If the redirects point to the Play Store, would that count as unwanted programs?
     

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