Google Penguin 2.0 – Site Security
Google is scheduled to roll out the next major search update by the this coming summer latest. Dubbed Penguin 2.0, it is anticipated the search ranking of many websites will be affected (for the better or for the worst ) by the revised search algorithm. Matt Cutts, the SEO spokesman and head honcho of Google Web Spam team mentioned that updates pertaining to security include detection of websites that has been hacked.
Google Will Blacklist Hacked Websites
A hacked website is going to be blacklisted by upcoming Google algorithm thus it is important for you to take necessary precaution to protect your site from attacks . It is not clear at this point of time as to how Google plan to deal with recover sites and have them remove from the search ban list. Suffice to say, it is reasonable for Big ‘G’ to filter off links to compromised sites from the search results.
It is also not clear at this point of time as to how Google access and evaluate a site has been hack and also determine if it is secure or not. Regardless, you should review your site and take actions to mitigate any potential gaps in regards to security. Make it a point to upgrade and sync up your WP software and plug-ins to the latest official releases.
Check out this link for more information on the upcoming Penguin 2.0 updates: http://www.mattcutts.com/blog/what-to-expect-in-seo-in-the-coming-months/
It is not difficult to harden your site and make it more secure being hack. Check out this post for more information on simple tips to make your WP blogs less susceptible and vulnerable to WP exploits.
Penguin 2.0 release is just around the corner. Google is constantly revising and fine tuning its search algorithm to make in more inline with end customer user experience. One of the most important update is in regards to website security. This is not surprising consider the fact that cyber attacks are on the rise, particularly targeting WP software exploits.
Don’t get yourself hit with double whammy blow, site being hack as well as blacklisted by Google. Prevention is better than cure, thus be vigilant and take necessary action to make it less prone cyber attackers.