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    Default Did get my ad words account banded do to linking to gpwa.org

    My ad words account was banded last month , and as always with google they never give you any help.

    So i created a new account and tried to setup a new camp , and to my surprise that didn't work

    But this time i could talk to them direct and this is what they did write back to me ->

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    Thank you for your patience and cooperation with us while we reviewed your request.

    At a glance: This email is regarding the ads disapproved for malicious links present on website.

    Resolution: Post investigating the account. the latest scan of your site detects Malware links that are potentially harmful to you and to the site visitors. Below are the pages that we’ve detected as malicious: certify[.]gpwa[.]org
    any one else had this problem , or if anyone know why gpwa is flagged as harmful?



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    That's odd, I can't think why they would flag the gpwa seal code as harmful. As you are probably aware the GPWA was hacked last year, I wonder if it's something to do with that? or if any dodgy code was left over.
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    I just checked in semrush back link audit and gwpa is listed as "potentially toxic" with a toxic score of 54
    A score of 60 or greater is considered toxic and should be removed

    toxic Score shows a toxicity level of the referring domain:
    60-100 – domain is Toxic, 45-59 – domain is Potentially Toxic. Before getting rid of toxic backlinks, you need to review them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by casinoportal View Post
    That's odd, I can't think why they would flag the gpwa seal code as harmful. As you are probably aware the GPWA was hacked last year, I wonder if it's something to do with that? or if any dodgy code was left over.
    I don't believe that Google would have observed anything more than the site being down for a period of time then. After that happened we undertook a process of completely rebuilding servers from bare metal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rex View Post
    any one else had this problem , or if anyone know why gpwa is flagged as harmful?
    This seems very strange to me. We have, of course, a Google Search Console account, and I checked the GPWA.org site to see if the search console has any security issues noted for the site. It says there are none. It would seem very strange to me that Google would consider there to be a security issue for a site without noting that fact in the search console listing of security issues for the site.

    However, we also think it is quite possible that if Google believed there was an issue with certify.GPWA.org that it would not be reported on the base domain. So, we are undertaking to review how the site is specified in search console. If the certified subdomain is not being included in GPWA.org, then we will do the configuration work so we can get reports on the subdomain as well. I expect we will review the Google search console configuration tomorrow, and I will post back here again once that is done. Certainly if Google reports an issue we will get to the bottom of it right away.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MichaelCorfman View Post
    If the certified subdomain is not being included in GPWA.org, then we will do the configuration work so we can get reports on the subdomain as well. I expect we will review the Google search console configuration tomorrow, and I will post back here again once that is done. Certainly if Google reports an issue we will get to the bottom of it right away.
    FYI, EG...
    • http://gpwa.org
    • https://www.gpwa.org
    • https://gpwa.org(not that you ssl)
    • https://www.gpwa.org (not that you have ssl)
    • http://anysubdomain.gpwa.org
    • etc., etc., etc...

    All of these are treated as separate sites according to Google. You need to add ALL sites on Google Console, and verify ownership of each and every domain prefix

    certify.gpwa.org, will only display data, Google feedback notifications etc., etc., for that specific subdomain. Same goes with all your other URLs above in the list etc.

    Personally, we're still awaiting SSL here, after years of asking. Fortunately not holding breath on that one!

    BUT, if anything, I'd be making the sub domain SSL: https://certify.gpwa.org, at the very least.

    P.S. This should interest you, adding SSL these days can be 100% free by using: https://letsencrypt.org/ Can even have a WILDCARD for free
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    Quote Originally Posted by econfox View Post
    The link that came up in semrush started with https://www.gpwa.org/
    A handful of us (regular posting members) tried to tell the powers that be, here, that they need to stop a small % of members spamming the forum with cr#p, just to gain more sig posts, and links with their ping-pong "Thanks" to each other.

    There are still a couple of members doing just that...If you read the threads enough, I'm sure you've spotted them too.

    Obviously, not taking action when it should have been, has come back to bite.

    Hate to say it... But we did warn you
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    Quote Originally Posted by AussieDave View Post

    BUT, if anything, I'd be making the sub domain SSL: https://certify.gpwa.org, at the very least.
    https://certify.gpwa.org in fact had and does have a valid SSL Cert on it, the current certificate is Valid from 3-31-20 to 6-29-20

    I do not think the sem rush values and what is happening with google adword accounts are related.

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    there are usuallly stop words which adwords bans

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    Quote Originally Posted by universal4 View Post
    https://certify.gpwa.org in fact had and does have a valid SSL Cert on it, the current certificate is Valid from 3-31-20 to 6-29-20

    I do not think the sem rush values and what is happening with google adword accounts are related.

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    You might be right in one sense. It might not be the value of the site but the content. I had an adwords account shutdown before because I used it for a gambling related site. Only one site out of 5 in the account had gambling content. They not only shutdown that campaign the also shut the whole account down. I appealed and they lifted the ban on the other four domains but it didn't last for long. Even though I had no gambling related content on the sites and no gambling related adds or keywords the account kept getting suspended.

    I appealed and I was told the entire account was flagged. Every thing I did would be instantly listed as gambling related and I would have to appeal each keyword and add. Not just once but the same ads over and over.

    If I remember right the logarithm not only takes into account the links you have on your site but also who links to your site. So, if you have a lot of gambling or porn back links then your adwords account is likely to get flagged.

    I ended up starting a new account with a different email address. Then I added my four domains and went right back to work. It wasn't worth the time trying to get a disinterest google rep to do anything about it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MichaelCorfman View Post
    If the certified subdomain is not being included in GPWA.org, then we will do the configuration work so we can get reports on the subdomain as well. I expect we will review the Google search console configuration tomorrow, and I will post back here again once that is done. Certainly if Google reports an issue we will get to the bottom of it right away.
    We have determined that information about the certify.gpwa.org subdomain was not being included in the report for certify.gpwa.org, and early today we set up Google search console to provide information for both http and https access to certify.gpwa.org. Since we set that up we have had various information notices, but no security warnings. So, it appears that Google has not flagged any security issues for the seal subdomain. In the event something does come up, I will post about it here, but right now it looks like the subdomain is clean in Google's eyes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MichaelCorfman View Post
    early today we set up Google search console to provide information for both http and https access to certify.gpwa.org. Since we set that up we have had various information notices, but no security warnings. So, it appears that Google has not flagged any security issues for the seal subdomain.

    So... My above information provided was indeed valid.

    The received information notices are what everyone gets.
    As far as specific Google data, on adding domains/subs, you wont see/receive much of anything for a week or so.

    With freshly registered domains, with no past site history, one can wait literally weeks for usable info/data returns.

    Unlike G analytics, which starts producing stat data within 24/48 hours after code is add. Google console is a different fish, though
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    Quote Originally Posted by AussieDave View Post
    The received information notices are what everyone gets.
    As far as specific Google data, on adding domains/subs, you wont see/receive much of anything for a week or so.
    Yes, I tend to agree, and I will be monitoring it daily for a while. However, there has been quite a bit of feedback already, including a list of 450 indexed pages. What I was trying to say before was that if Google had previously decided the site had security issues, then I would have expected that fact to show up pretty quickly. So, I will keep monitoring, but I suspect that if Google was going to have something to say on that front then I would have heard by now.

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    Hi , i was having the same problem that there was nothing in search console or the tools recommended by google to use.

    The only way i did get any suggestions was to talk to them direct, right now i'm waiting on them to have a look on our page.

    Will ask about this issue to them as well , see if they can tell me anything about why gpwa.org is flagged..

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    Quote Originally Posted by econfox View Post
    I just checked in semrush back link audit and gwpa is listed as "potentially toxic" with a toxic score of 54
    A score of 60 or greater is considered toxic and should be removed

    toxic Score shows a toxicity level of the referring domain:
    60-100 – domain is Toxic, 45-59 – domain is Potentially Toxic. Before getting rid of toxic backlinks, you need to review them.
    I don't think this has anything to do with it. Read up on Adwords gambling/casino ads policy and you should find your answer. https://support.google.com/adspolicy.../6018017?hl=en

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