In doing a recent Google search, Google reported that w3csites was harmful to my computer.

I registered my business site, Left Logic with w3csites a little while ago, so this made me very curious what their web site could be hosting that Google would consider harmful.

W3C Sites considered harmful by Google

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What's worse for them, is that since their search is driven by a branded Google search, all of the results suggest the result (which points back within the w3csites site) is harmful!

It does raise a few questions:

  1. What did W3C Sites do to get flagged?
  2. Do I want to be associated with a site that's been flagged as Badware?
  3. Is Google relying on (in part if at all) on individuals flagging bad sites - and could individuals flag their competitors?

Perhaps Google is suggesting that it's harmful to conform to standards!

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