May 17, 2008 116 reads by Navneet Kaushal

Webmasters this week were greeted with "oops, not working" error when they tried using Google's Malware Review form. The form that was introduced last year in August to help webmasters solve issues of malware or badware, faced some technical problems this week and this was first reported at around 1 am on May 15th.

According to Search Engine Round Table, this might have been caused because of the fact that, Google's partner for detecting malware and handling, was also facing technical difficulties and was reporting "500 – Internal Server Error" all through the day.

Googler, John Mu advised webmasters to directly submit the Malware Review forms at, in case the Google form failed to work. He said, “We went through all the failed requests and submitted them again, but you may want to double-check your sites just to be sure.”

The good news is that the review forms had started working again after about 24 hours and the webmasters probably breathed easy.

A sample of the malware review form is here:


Navneet Kaushal

Navneet Kaushal

Navneet Kaushal is the founder and CEO of PageTraffic, an SEO Agency in India with offices in Chicago, Mumbai and London. A leading search strategist, Navneet helps clients maintain an edge in search engines and the online media. Navneet's expertise has established PageTraffic as one of the most awarded and successful search marketing agencies.
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