Malware Removal – So your website has been hacked and is now infected, you may see warnings on the search engine results like:
Or, when a potential clients tries to click into your website, they get this warning…..
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If users see the warning messages above on their browsers, obviously trust will have been severely broken. They will hit the BACK button and your traffic figures will fall off a cliff.
If your traffic figures reduce this will effect your organic search engine results, one of the over 200 SEO factors (which is quite high) is website popularity, it is a strong signal to the search engines. So, not only will your traffic fall off, your SEO position will take a hit very quickly.
As you may be aware search engines may scan and index your website every 3 or 4 days, with a site like www.rte.ie they will index it every ten minutes, looking to index breaking news. So, if the robots try to index your site and its infected, they will start to de-rank your site. Why would they prioritise a infected website, which could infect their customers PC’s? Another reason you must quickly react to Malware Removal.
Also, you should register with Google Search Console, they will tell you if there is a problem with your site, sometimes before your customers!
You will get a message similar to and even tell you what urls are infected:
Unfortunately, there are other issues that will effect your business if Malware Removal is not engaged quickly.
Your email reputation will be quickly tarnished, and your outgoing emails will be classed as spam and will go into Spam folders. Very inconvenience on a number of levels.