Feltmagnet perceived as Risky site?

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  1. Robie Benve profile image94
    Robie Benveposted 5 years ago

    I noticed this happening last night, and it's doing it again today.
    When I try to open one of my articles on Feltmagnet my site advisor software warns me that it may be very risky to visit.
    Why is this happening?

    Not sure about other niche sites.
    Anyone else seeing this?


    1. Matt Wells profile imageSTAFF
      Matt Wellsposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      The warning from McAfee is a false positive. HubPages and the Network Sites are safe. You can check safe browsing site status using this tool from Google: https://transparencyreport.google.com/s … ing/search

      1. Glenn Stok profile image96
        Glenn Stokposted 5 years agoin reply to this

        Matt, This is all fine and dandy, but the problem still remains that McAfee is blocking all their users from HubPages. This is a serious thing. Is there any way staff can communicate with the proper personnel at McAfee and get this straightened out?

        Others says it's only happening to FeltMagnet, but I have seen a 24% drop in traffic across all niche sites since this began. Branden said that there may be other reasons for the drop in addition to McAfee. But it needs to be checked out in my opinion.

        1. Glimmer Twin Fan profile image95
          Glimmer Twin Fanposted 5 years agoin reply to this

          Agreed Glenn, we may know the site is safe, but presumably anyone using McAfee does not, and I doubt anyone is going to take the time to check the status using a google tool.  Hopefully it's being checked out and can be fixed.

        2. Matt Wells profile imageSTAFF
          Matt Wellsposted 5 years agoin reply to this

          I've reported this issue to McAfee. The anonymizer warning is clearly a false positive. This issue should be resolved soon.

          1. Robie Benve profile image94
            Robie Benveposted 5 years agoin reply to this

            Yay, the problem has disappeared!  Thank you!!!

        3. lobobrandon profile image88
          lobobrandonposted 5 years agoin reply to this

          Matt has reported it, but Glenn, if it were this issue only Feltmagnet would be affected, not the other niche sites. Also, the drop coincides perfectly with a Google update. Also, as I pointed in some other post, this is an important issue that needed to be fixed too, not saying it isn't.

          1. Glenn Stok profile image96
            Glenn Stokposted 5 years agoin reply to this

            Thanks for that additional information, Brandon.

      2. Butterfly67 profile image91
        Butterfly67posted 5 years agoin reply to this

        I'm sorry Matt but that is not really helpful, like Glenn and Glimmer said it doesn't matter if we know it is safe, it is still going to stop people going there and if possible something needs to be done.

      3. Robie Benve profile image94
        Robie Benveposted 5 years agoin reply to this

        Ditto here.
        I would never click "accept the risk" to see a site with that kind of warning, especially if I found it on a google search. I would just click back and move on another sites.
        Why does only Feltmagnet come up as "Website category:   Anonymizers" and the other niche sites don't?

  2. DrMark1961 profile image96
    DrMark1961posted 5 years ago

    You should take a look at this thread
    https://hubpages.com/community/forum/34 … risky-site

    1. Robie Benve profile image94
      Robie Benveposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you DrMark, it's exactly the same problem, I did not see it before posting. I hope it gets resolved soon.


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