Due to large number of Phishing and fake websites, the Internet is getting less safer everyday. Google has created many algorithms to deal with these fake Phishing scam websites, but still they come back with another domain name. This guide will explain the process of how to report these Phishing websites to Google using the new Google Web spam Report Tool and take them down.

If everyone is aware about phishing and spam websites, know about reporting fake spam websites to Google, we can make the internet more cleaner and safer. Here is a list of types of sites and how to report them to Google.

Google Webspam Report Tool

Google has created an add on for Chrome browser users to raise awareness on phishing sites and allow users to report those websites instantly. The add on can be downloaded from the link: Webspam Report Addon For Chrome.

Download and install the add on in the browser. A red flag icon will appear on the browser. Whenever you want to report a website, go the website and click on the red flag, type description and submit. You can either bookmark this post and use the links provided to find appropriate measures to report as per the type of website.

When you submit an spam report, you will get an email mentioning the report has been submitted and Google will take appropriate action.

spam report submitted successfully email message from Google

Phishing Page


A  page designed to look like another page in an attempt to steal users' personal information. It can be a website that ask you to type your bank details, credit card information to loot money from you. Many websites offer you money and ask you to pay a small fee to them to transfer money, and then they get your bank details and steal all money from you. You need to be aware of such sites and you can report them.


Report Phishing Page

Paid links

A site that buys or sells links:

Report Paid Links Website

Adult or objectionable content

A website that propagates adult or objectionable or offensive content. You can report fake websites that propagate rumors under this:

Report Objectionable content

Malicious Website

A site that you suspect contains malicious software. Your Antivirus may block them, so you can see the URL and report it:

Report Malicious Website

Removing Content From Google

This can be used to report wide variety of issues inluding the disclosure of private information or private nude images, to report harassment and bullying content, a legal issue that is not mentioned above,  to report malware, phishing or similar issues, a piece of content I am concerned about has already been removed by the webmaster but still appears among the search results,  a site that is engaging in suspicious behavior, to remove my personal information from Google's search results,  an issue related to a Knowledge Graph or Knowledge Panel card,  an issue related to Google My Business, to remove a review that is appearing on a media search result and a legal issue that is not mentioned above.

Report Copyright and Legal Issues

Website that uses Black Hat Techniques

Webpage that use black hat techniques such as hidden text, doorway pages, cloaking, or sneaky redirects. Websites use these methods to get higher ranking in Google.

 Report Websites using Black Hat Techniques

Removing Content From YouTube

Report videos in YouTube that contains content related to Abuse/harassment, Privacy, Trademark infringement, Copyright infringement, Defamation,   Counterfeit, Circumvention of technological measures  and an issue that is not mentioned above.

Report Videos in Youtube.

Report spam in Rich snippets

A rich snippet that harms the user experience by highlighting falsified or misleading information.

Report Spam in Rich Snippets

Spam Site Report After Penguin Algorithm Update

Penguin is a name of a major algorithmic update to identify and lower the ranks of spam sites in Google. If a spam site is ranking higher in Google after Penguin Algoritm update, you can report those sites. 

Sources

Google Spam Report
Google Support

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