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Ways to block hacked backlinks

Hacked website help

     
9:36 pm on Jul 20, 2016 (gmt 0)

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Guys , looking for a suggestion.

Small WordPress site got hacked by chinese hackers. 100,000+ directories with static spam pages was created.
Hacked pages were removed. But I just found out there's a reason it has 0 traffic, as there are almost 500K spam backlinks pointing to hacked pages.

Site is small but, unfortunately, content is of good quality and domain name is a ok. Would be a shame to lose.

How would you block backlinks?
Don't offer Google Webmaster Tools.

Question to Google: can someone at the plex finally stop pretending they know it all, and cancel failed idea of negative weights for backlinks? Seriously cheap to hurt almost any small to medium site.
9:41 pm on July 20, 2016 (gmt 0)

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Second thought.

Any of you guys who still think Google can identify your great site from spam, want me to 301 this domain to your website?
And see how fast you sink.
11:42 pm on July 20, 2016 (gmt 0)

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Google has a tool to disavow backlinks here: [google.com...]
1:12 pm on July 21, 2016 (gmt 0)

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Can't use webmaster tools. Or would have to create a second account there.

But really, I need to figure out that 500K backlinks majority of which is in chinese and from chinese sites generated within several weeks, and pointing to non-existent pages, need to be disawoved? And build a file of 500K websites for Google? That's absurd.

Any other ideas?
11:41 pm on July 21, 2016 (gmt 0)

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If the backlinks are pointing to "non-existent pages" and your server is correctly responding with a 404 Not Found, then they are not affecting you. Check your Google Search Console > URL Errors > Not Found list to verify Google is logging these pages correctly. Make sure to check all versions of your site.

That and the disavow backlinks tool are the mechanisms purposed for dealing with this.
 

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