Malicious Sites that repeatedly violate Google’s safe browsing policies will be classified as repeat offenders, the company said last week.

Common practice

A small number of websites take corrective actions after Google displays alerts on their landing pages warning visitors that they’re harmful. However, they typically revert to their old strategies. After Google goes through the process of verifying that they’re safe and removing the warnings, the pattern of violating policies often returns.

Google verification procedures may launch automatically, or webmasters can request verification through Google’s Search Console.

Webmasters of sites classified as repeat offenders won’t be able to request additional reviews through the Search Console for a period of 30 days under the new rules, which went into effect last week.

Google’s warnings will appear on those sites during the 30-day period.

Google will notify webmasters of sites established as repeat offenders. An email is sent to their registered Search Console email address.

Malicious Sites that host malware or malicious links after an attack, have different treatment from the new policy.