I was right. I tried entering my website and got this message:
Deceptive site ahead
Attackers on "......com" may trick you into doing something dangerous like installing software or revealing your personal information (for example, passwords, phone numbers, or credit cards).
Google Safe Browsing recently detected phishing on "......com". Phishing sites pretend to be other websites to trick you.
No one is phishing here, we're doing legitimate CPA offer promotions. My main site has been up and running for 2 years, ranked #1 on Google for multiple keywords. It's my main money site. Now it's gone.
It would seem that my friend's website has been either hacked, or somehow falsely reported as a malicious site, and since I had links to HIS site on my own, it would seem Google has decided that my website is malicious as well..
I have removed the links, but I fear the worst... Will I get my site back? Will Google restore it?
On their help guide, Google states that they will "un-demote" any website that has removed malicious links or "repaired" itself after being flagged.
Has anyone here gotten out of this successfully?
EDIT: I can't even make a request Google to review my site again since it's running on a free wordpress hosting with a domain attached...