joined:June 5, 2009
I was hacked three days ago that resulted in another site showing up in place of mine for search visitors (it was okay with direct type-in). This led to a complete loss of traffic. I have since had the site restored from a backup, which although has fixed the problem of the correct site now showing to search visitors, the link title and description in search results are still showing that of hacked site. This is obviously resulting in much less traffic than before since people are shown title and description in the search listings for a completely non-relevant site. Is it a simple matter of waiting for Google to reindex which will then correct the problem? If so, how long something like this takes, or do I need to send Google a request to correct the issue? If latter, is there a form or such?I know there is a reconsideration request. However, the site wasn't subject to a standard hack and I didn't get a warning in Webmaster Tools, just the thumbnail for the site profile changed. The rankings are similar to how it was just before the hack, just the link titles and description of the other site showing.