google-logoIt was announced by Google that they are blocking searchers from accessing web sites that utilize deceptive download buttons.  The way Google warns users is by using a big red warning screen after the user clicks on the search result that warns them that there is a “deceptive site ahead.”


Google has said that “we’re expanding Safe Browsing protection to protect you from such deceptive embedded content, like social engineering ads.”

Here’s how Google defines deceptive ads:

  • pretend to act, or look and feel, like a trusted entity — like your own device or browser, or the website itself
  • try to trick you into doing something you’d only do for a trusted entity — like sharing a password or calling tech support

Some examples of these ads include:

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This news was originally covered back in February, but Google decided to repost the news on the Webmaster blog again today.

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