Domain Name(s) out of the blue, Google thinks my site is "dangerous & deceptive"

Discussion in 'Domains and SSL Certificates' started by dimitris, Nov 27, 2019.

  1. dimitris

    dimitris Aspirant

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    My domainname is in greek letters and it's been up and running for 11 years now.

    I run af forum and a couple of months back I have migrated from vB4 to Xenforo.

    I think it's since the migration that visitors have been getting an error when visiting with chrome, that it might be "a website of dangerous & deceptive content" (I get the message in Greek) and you need to take extra action to actually proceed to the website.

    I contacted the host and they tell me it's because of google and that I should follow these guidelines here.

    a) I am not sure as to why Google would think of my website as "dangerous & deceptive". Not the slightest clue. Does anybody have any suggestion?

    b) I read in the guidelines "Verified ownership of your site in Search Console". In which Search Console?

    Thanks
     
  2. Joel R

    Joel R Fan

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    Google Search Console - you want to sign up anyways to see how your site ranks

    Do you use HTTPS?
     
  3. mbordelon

    mbordelon Neophyte

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    Sounds to me like you don't have an SSL certificate set up. Https instead of http.
     
  4. haqzore

    haqzore Devotee

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    I've seen the "deceptive" warnings before - I don't think they're related to https.

    I don't remember https warnings ever containing "deceptive"... Could be wrong though.
     
  5. Alfa1

    Alfa1 Administrator

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    Have you checked your domain for blacklisting?
     
  6. dimitris

    dimitris Aspirant

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    I don't think it's the SSL.

    How do I do that?


    Is there no way to know what google thinks goes wrong with my site?
     
  7. NobleMan1969

    NobleMan1969 Aspirant

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    Had this issue before as it turns out it was HTTP/HTTPS.
     
  8. zappaDPJ

    zappaDPJ Administrator

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    Just follow the information detailed in the link provided by your host.

     
  9. dimitris

    dimitris Aspirant

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    But you see in that link you need to take action depending whether it's a case of:
    A. Hacked site
    B. Unwanted software (including malware)
    C. Phishing or Social Engineering

    To be honest I don't think it's either of them. But even if it was. How can I know that?
    (The host run a test and it doesn't seem to be a malware problem.)

    I mean, Google says something is wrong. Does it tell us what does it think it's wrong?
     
  10. Alfa1

    Alfa1 Administrator

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  11. dimitris

    dimitris Aspirant

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    thanks. Here are the results:

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