Google Stops Sending Penalty Notification Emails Due To Fake Warnings

Vanessa Fox posted an update to fake German Google webmaster penalty notifications that I reported yesterday. In that post, she explained that the emails sent from donotreply@gmail.com warning that your site will be banned from the Google.de index are fake.

Google will temporarily be halting the notification of webmaster penalty emails until they can “provide more secure communication mechanisms” for these notifications. I am very curious how they plan on implementing new webmaster email notifications.

Related Topics: Channel: SEO | Google: SEO | Google: Webmaster Central

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