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Does Website virus = Sandbox?

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by chucka95, Aug 19, 2011.

  1. chucka95

    chucka95 Newbie

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    I've been working on a client website and making steady progress with it. After a week it went from not being found to #50 for the chosen keywords.

    Unfortunately the site picked up an html-script-inf virus. It was caught fairly quickly and cleaned but now the site has dropped in the rankings like a stone.

    Will Google de-rank you for something like this? If they do is there any chance of recovery? Has anybody dealt with this before?

    Thanks,

    Chuck
     
  2. amassnia

    amassnia Newbie

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    :eek::eek::eek::eek::eek::eek::eek:
     
  3. pavan

    pavan Elite Member

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    they will mail you if they found a virus on your website
    you can submit your site for reconsideration after removing the virus
     
  4. Sharmasta

    Sharmasta Newbie

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    That's unfortunate, never even though about the possibility of that.
     
  5. TheSEOWizard

    TheSEOWizard Power Member

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    Submit the website for reconsideration if the virus has been removed and tell them that it was not your fault and how you also got messed up due to the same. Normally it is re-indexed if it was not the webmaster's mistake.