The Best Blacklist Protection—Symantec Website Security
||Search engines, the heart of the internet, reserve the right to blacklist websites. Blacklisting can mean that a company does not show in search results or that a warning is given if a user clicks on a blacklisted website. Websites become blacklisted for a variety of reasons. The two most frequent reasons are:
- Failing to meet search engine usage guidelines (i.e. overly aggressive search engine optimizations [SEO] that violate a search engine's terms of service)
- Websites being shown as a source of malware
The malware could be intentional (i.e. phishing, spoofed websites) or unintentional (i.e. website has been hacked or otherwise infected by a third party). A surefire way to get blacklisted is to harbor a website being infected with malware.