Report spam, paid links, or malware

If you find information in Google's search results that you believe result from spam, paid links or malware, here's how you can help.


If the site is spam, tell us about it! Google takes spam extremely seriously, and investigates reported instances. You can file a spam report at These reports are submitted directly to our webspam team and are used to devise scalable solutions to fight spam. If you don't yet have a Search Console account, you can send us a spam report here:

To tell us about spam in search results rich snippets, send us a report here:;contact_type=rich_snippets_spam.

Paid links

Buying or selling links that pass PageRank can dilute the quality of search results. If you believe a site is engaged in buying or selling links that pass PageRank, please tell us about it. Participating in link schemes violates the Googles Webmaster Guidelines and can negatively impact a site's ranking in search results.


If you believe the site is infected with malware or malicious software, please report it to us so we can take action as necessary.

Has your site been infected with malware? Here are Google's recommendations for fixing the problem.

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