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Can pirated WP themes hurt your SEO rating in any way?

Discussion in 'Blogging' started by strujus, Jul 24, 2017.

  1. strujus

    strujus Newbie

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    I'm planing on scoring big with SEO, (I'm planning on growing my target audience, and my project is very specific ,and foreign country bound)

    I heard that pirates likes to put some malware in cracked themes code. I wonder if it's true. I wonder if using pirate theme can hurt my SEO.

    My plan is to go live with pirated version, and of course once I save 100+ bucks, I'm planing to pay up to developer for real licence as soon as I can afford it.

    Just not sure if there is a way to check theme if it's safe to launch. I would appreciate any insights, thanks in advance.
     
  2. Simox123

    Simox123 Junior Member

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    Keep in mind that nothing is given for free in this world , so why would people put something that they paid for , for free , because of our pretty face ?

    Nope , most of the time , it contains a malware yes , just learn to check for them and eventually remove them. (that will also be a usefull skill)
     
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  3. francis1017

    francis1017 Elite Member

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    One of my websites got hacked using nulled/cracked premium themes though I did rank some keywords using it.

    Becareful.
     
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  4. strujus

    strujus Newbie

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    You are right on this, I agree.
     
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    redarrow Elite Member

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    If the nulled your be ok otherwise might be problems
     
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    rafark Regular Member

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    Your putting your site at high risk. There are so many ways you can get fucked by installing non-original themes. Don't risk it, if you can't afford it go with a free theme.
     
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  7. strujus

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    You reminded me something shady with my google analytics was happening a while ago, traffic was coming from Russia on maintenance site.
     
  8. cwbhood

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    I would change the theme
     
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  9. strujus

    strujus Newbie

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    Yeh totally forgot about free themes.
     
  10. francis1017

    francis1017 Elite Member

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    I'd rather go with free themes than taking those risks. If you are using it, just install plugins for security.
     
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    Huh? Impossible. A mal-ware can come in many forms. You'd need to check every single line, word by word and if course understand programming in order to get just a small chance to find something. Nobody is going to do that and there's NO automated tool that can do that. It doesn't work that way.
     
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  12. Simox123

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    Always better than not checking anything :p
     
  13. Billy_Batts

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    Bwaha seems to me you have very little knowledge.

    Tons of free legit themes but sure go see what happens when you use a nulled theme. WP sites are under constant attacks every day and if you do it right they will not get it in, take a nulled theme and your fucked in no-time!

    Go check out the free themes at my buddies from (Mod Edit: Come on, you should know better than to post an affiliate link) mythemeshop.com their free themes are great and easy to customize, the micro niche sellers use their free themes too ;)

    They even have great support for the free themes although response time is OFC slower than for premium members.

    jup an aff-link go google them otherwise
     
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  14. ancientaliens

    ancientaliens Regular Member

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    Have used nulled themes for years and never got hacked.. only one close call.. my hosting scans all the files before uploading, found malware and locked my account + quarantine before it could fully install the theme.. using 1&1 ;)

    And I use nulledcore
     
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    As said, as you obviously not a coder (what shitty alien! Doesn't even know code :D) there is no software that can detect all code, as being said, you need to know coding and have to inspect every single line. You don't know if your being hacked or not because you don't know what the hackers intentions are, he might just wrote a code that will send him data without you knowing it.
     
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    I do VT check all themes before upload. So I'm atleast sure of what I'm uploading
     
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