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Report spam, paid links, or malware

If you find information in Google’s search results that you believe appears due to spam, paid links, malware, or other issues that might violate our spam policies, follow the appropriate link to report the issue. While Google does not use these reports to take direct action against violations, these reports still play a significant role in helping us understand how to improve our spam detection systems that protect our search results.

Spammy content

Spammy content tries to get better placement in Google’s search results by using various tricks such as hidden textdoorway pagescloaking, or sneaky redirects. These techniques attempt to compromise the quality of our results and degrade the search experience for everyone.

Paid links spam

Buying or selling links that pass PageRank can dilute the quality of search results. Participating in link schemes violates spam policies and can negatively impact a site’s ranking in search results.


If you believe a site is infected with malware or distributing malicious or unwanted software, notify us.


If you believe you’ve encountered a page designed to look like another page in an attempt to steal users’ personal information, complete the form below to report the page to the Google Safe Browsing team.

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