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 prefers developing scalable and automated solutions to problems, and will use the report for further improving our spam detection systems.

File a spam report (Google Account required)

Paid links

Buying or selling links that pass PageRank can dilute the quality of search results. Participating in link schemes violates the Googles Webmaster Guidelines and can negatively impact a site's ranking in search results.

If you believe a site is engaged in buying or selling links that pass PageRank, please tell us about it.


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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