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shocked by explicit content on the website.
pkKumar




msg:4533889
 8:05 am on Jan 7, 2013 (gmt 0)

Hi,

Now it come as a real shock for me. I have 2 websites (1 year old) are hosted on different shared hosting server which are doing pretty well in SEO for their targeted keyword without any page rank. The traffic is also increasing day by day.

Recently one of them was giving service unavailable error at some times. So i decide to check the other website that are hosted on the server. I went to <snip>

And i found that there are more than 200 websites on the server and it says that there are one or more sites with explicit content and when i saw the list it was mine which was highlighted.

Mine is an educational site preparing students for entrance exams and have no explicit content.

There is no explicit content on the whole site.

This is really shocking.. what to do now ?

[edited by: bill at 8:07 am (utc) on Jan 7, 2013]
[edit reason] No link drops please [/edit]

 

phranque




msg:4554705
 10:32 am on Mar 14, 2013 (gmt 0)

have you checked the cached version of your pages in google search or use "fetch as googlebot" in GWT to see if you site has been hacked?

it's always a good idea to check your hosting service and IP address to make sure it's not a "bad neighborhood".

pkKumar




msg:4555067
 4:52 am on Mar 15, 2013 (gmt 0)

have you checked the cached version of your pages in google search or use "fetch as googlebot" in GWT to see if you site has been hacked

How this can identify the hacking of the site. The only way is to find out any hidden outgoing spam link or through presence of a malware i guess.

it's always a good idea to check your hosting service and IP address to make sure it's not a "bad neighborhood".

Yes they have some bad domains i saw that on the list through reverse IP lookup, but why they are not highlighted as explicit site and why my site is highlited which is completely fine.
Should i avoid this domain which is showing these results, if something is wrong with my site then google will send some kind of warning in webmaster tools i guess.

Str82u




msg:4555077
 5:20 am on Mar 15, 2013 (gmt 0)

How this can identify the hacking of the site
From GWT "Fetch as Googlebot" or cached pages you're looking in the source for anything your site didn't add.
if something is wrong with my site then Google will send some kind of warning in webmaster tools i guess
Probably not for adult content but you should check the reputation and other factors of the reverse lookup you used. Many are using a simple script to highlight domains that contain adult terms but they may not actually be terms a person would read in a phrase (sorry for the lack of examples but you know you can find words in other words, right? Same principle).

EDIT: Actually, here's a "Nerds" example: If you owned the domain for a resort named "The Hotel Coral Essex", a reverse lookup might pick up terms or words like "hot", "oral" and "sex" then flag the domain.

pkKumar




msg:4555085
 5:43 am on Mar 15, 2013 (gmt 0)

Many are using a simple script to highlight domains that contain adult terms but they may not actually be terms a person would read in a phrase (sorry for the lack of examples but you know you can find words in other words, right? Same principle).

Yes that might be the case. Also thanks for the example.

GWT "Fetch as Googlebot"

Still not able to get this, Fetch as Googlebot is in our hand we can use it to fetch and submit to index. How can any other add and fetch. And what to fetch if its not there on the site.

pkKumar




msg:4555094
 5:46 am on Mar 15, 2013 (gmt 0)

Many are using a simple script to highlight domains that contain adult terms

But i am still sure that even breaking out of words in my domain it will not lead to any explicit word.

phranque




msg:4555099
 6:15 am on Mar 15, 2013 (gmt 0)

Still not able to get this, Fetch as Googlebot is in our hand we can use it to fetch and submit to index. How can any other add and fetch. And what to fetch if its not there on the site.


it is common that a hack to only shows itself to requests from googlebot so that if you the webmaster requests a document you are none the wiser.
by using "fetch as googlebot" or viewing the source of google search's cache you can see what source is being served to google.
if you see any hidden links/text or any obfuscated javascript code, you have a problem.

Str82u




msg:4555104
 6:17 am on Mar 15, 2013 (gmt 0)

But i am still sure that even breaking out of words in my domain it will not lead to any explicit word
Don't worry, Google gets it. If you use terms in the pages (for the example) like "reservations", "room service" or "checkout time" then they will know you're a hotel website.
Still not able to get this, Fetch as Googlebot is in our hand we can use it to fetch and submit to index
Some people use that tool to double check that their ad and tracking IDs are accurate when they think someone hacked their site. For this thread, all you're doing with that tool is "fetching" a few pages to look at them, not submit them. Beside each "fetched" page listed you should see the "Success" link in the "Fetch Status" column, click that to view the headers and source for the page. Look at the source carefully: Is there anything in that that you do not recognize as coming from your site? You should see if a hacker injects links, text or code into your pages.
pkKumar




msg:4555117
 7:00 am on Mar 15, 2013 (gmt 0)

Look at the source carefully: Is there anything in that that you do not recognize as coming from your site? You should see if a hacker injects links, text or code into your pages.


Is it practically possible now when i have 100+ pages in the Fetch as Google and monitor their source. Is there any other way ?

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