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Site hacked and now out of google
whatson




msg:4654842
 6:11 pm on Mar 17, 2014 (gmt 0)

My site as hacked about 9 months ago, with malware. And of course Google took action and removed my site. It took me a long time to work out out how to get it sorted, I didnt have access to the site either. So in all honesty it probably remained hacked for about 5 months.

So now 4 months later the site is back, except the homepage, which was presumably the hacked page, with now a PR 0. I have done requests to get it back, and it is showing no signs of penalization according to GWT.

This site also still have the same issues in yahoo and bing. So I was wondering is there a higher level of malware site lists that I need to remove myself from? Or does anyone else have any other suggestions or experience to share on the topic. I would be so grateful.

 

brotherhood of LAN




msg:4654844
 6:14 pm on Mar 17, 2014 (gmt 0)

Try your domain on here [google.com...]

I'm pretty sure Google maintains their own list of what's safe and not. Firefox takes a list from Google to implement its own safe browsing.

goodroi




msg:4655163
 9:41 pm on Mar 18, 2014 (gmt 0)

Also double check that the hack is really removed. The really sneaky hacks will cookie you so you think the malware is gone but it is still present to any new visitor including the search engines.

I doubt this applies to your case but mentioning this for the others that may read this thread later wondering about their hacked sites

Planet13




msg:4655217
 1:43 am on Mar 19, 2014 (gmt 0)

"Also double check that the hack is really removed. The really sneaky hacks will cookie you so you think the malware is gone but it is still present to any new visitor including the search engines."

Truth!

Create a new user account if you have to (or download a new browser and DON'T import cookies). Then navigate to the site via google (don't type in the site address into the URL bar... go to google, search for something you should rank well for, and navigate by clicking the search results).

whatson




msg:4655314
 10:47 am on Mar 19, 2014 (gmt 0)

Yes, I am pretty sure its removed as it is no longer giving malware warnings in the browser. However, I am making a totally new site completely from scratch and will put it on a new hosting account next month, so it will be squeaky clean then. But Google says it has no manual penalties now either. So other than all this, what else can I do?

besnette




msg:4655392
 2:45 pm on Mar 19, 2014 (gmt 0)

This happened to my site pretty badly last year - after it was all cleaned up - I realized that the bad guys had linked to my site from hundreds of really shady, spammy sites - so I found those links in WMT and disavowed them - that seemed to really help my situation after about a month. So, I would check to see if you see any bad stuff pointing to your site too. Also, post your question in google's own forum - they have a malware/hacked section, and some really great & knowledgeable people chime in to help out and offer suggestions.

good luck.

Planet13




msg:4655396
 2:54 pm on Mar 19, 2014 (gmt 0)

"So, I would check to see if you see any bad stuff pointing to your site too."

+1

If someone hacks your site, they are most likely going to link to your site from a ton of other hacked / spammy sites. So start disavowing now.

whatson




msg:4655544
 9:16 pm on Mar 19, 2014 (gmt 0)

Oh really! Well thanks for that tip. My site remains in Google, all except the homepage, so it does seem strange to only remove the homepage right?

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