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I need google (and other search engines) to remove their recognition of these Inbounds.
My site is hosted on a MS Server platform. An example of one of these inbound links from a hacked site looks like this:
<a href="http://www.example.com/vacationDetails.asp?vacationid=983134885&atTop=1">valium online</a>
< example.com is my site >
I am reluctant to disallow these URL's in the robots.txt file, as this would be tantamount to admitting that they even existed. I don't want to create a 301.
Any advice on how to deal with this type of malicious external link would be greatly valued.
[edited by: Robert_Charlton at 5:40 pm (utc) on July 10, 2009]
[edit reason] changed to example.com - it can never be owned [/edit]
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If you have WMT, it might be prudent to file a reconsideration request to advise Google that you have nothing to do with these links.
It's not clear from your post, though, whether there is anything actually wrong with that requested URL. If not, then all you can do is deny access by referrer and make sure that your site doesn't contain any instance of any of their targeted keywords.
When I noticed this multitude of inbound links from hacked sites in WMT five days ago, I immediately filed a reconsideration request, explaining that I had nothing to do with this. No reponse as yet and the links are still logged in my WMT.
Although the query strings the hackers used was returning a message that the requested URL was invalid, I have since altered this to return a proper 404, so there can be no ambiguity to confuse googlebot.
Thanks again for the advise...