Occasionally, you should verify that your site is still appearing as it should in search engine results (especially if you don’t use managed hosting or another site scanning service).
Getting de-listed from Google or any other search engine could be devastating.
In the Google.com search bar type in site:yourdomain.com where you replace yourdomain.com with your domain name. Example: site:scottontechnology.com
Your main domain should be in the top search results along with other popular or top-level pages.
Going directly to your website ie http://yourdomain.com might still appear normally as some malware redirects only affect search engine referral traffic.
Signs that your sight might be hacked, serving SPAM, or de-indexed
What to watch for:
- Significant drops in traffic per analytics reports
- A warning in search engine results stating that “This site might be hacked”
- Long connection times in FTP access
- Large backups or backups that fail to complete
- Security alerts from Google Search Console (formerly Webmaster Tools)
Other blacklist sites to check:
Other search engines to check:
- Bing/MSN: http://www.bing.com/
- DuckDuckGo: https://duckduckgo.com/
- Yahoo: https://search.yahoo.com/
- AOL: http://search.aol.com/