|How-to||– 5 min read –||September 9, 2019|
How to check links donors for sanctions and viruses
Why site donors' checking is important?
Any sort of the sanction leaves its trace on the site's history and reputation. In case of banning, great work must be done to deal with it and get the site unblocked. Promoting the sanctioned site is quite a difficult process. Google applies a Penguin filter for using bad links.
A virus is a malicious code, that means a result of hacking. The virus can harm the site itself as well as the whole hosting. The latter will cause spreading the viruses among all the hosted websites. While entering the infected site, a user gets a notification that this is unsafe.
Checking a donor-site for sanctions
You may use some link markets' stats which estimate the site's trustworthiness and rank its possibility of being sanctioned.
An analyzer which can help to see the risk of becoming filtered is Websites Penalty Indicator. The tool is free and available even without registration. It helps to trace how Google algorithms' updates influence the site.
- proxy and botnets;
Iframe is a serious threat not only for the site but for a computer as well. It can steal confidential information, provide fraud schemes, load trojan and other kinds of viruses.
Shell gets integrated into a remote server and changes the initial code. Then you lose the site control. If the site which is referring to you has at least one of the mentioned viruses, this seriously threats your web-resource.
While entering the infected site, your antivirus signalizes about the threat. Either, Google also will notify you about the risks.
To check the site for sanctions and verify its traffic, you should use the Websites Penalty Indicator. The examples of how filters affect the site traffic are mentioned above.
It's not so hard to identify viruses, because while entering the site, you receive a warning message either from your antivirus software or search engine. In addition, you can use a Virustotal tool to be sure that the referring site is clear and safe.
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