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How to get rid of the deadlinks after beeing hacked.

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by neila, Sep 1, 2017.

  1. neila

    neila Newbie

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    Hello,
    ages ago i have been hacked, I reinstalled my wordpress and now I want to us the domain. I have started working on the website I don't have relevant traffic right now but I received a message from google telling me they might not index my website because of the number of link that are dead.
    I suppose it's all the link made during the hack, there were so many....it was crazy.

    I am a total newbie this is my first site i was already very surprise to get my site back on my own
    but now I feel that i did something wrong or not totally right after all...because it's not clean and it might impact the website's future.
     
  2. neila

    neila Newbie

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    update : actually all the links go to a 404 error but the problem is something else it's around 200, 500 error. meaning I have a server problem... any help appreciated :)
     
  3. jamie3000

    jamie3000 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Well I'd say the most important issue is why you got hacked to begin with? Are you using nulled themes?
     
  4. neila

    neila Newbie

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    I had no protection at all, I have now a fully proofed website :) (well i think...)
     
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    jamie3000 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Word fence etc is good, but if you have nulled themes I doubt it will help much.
     
  6. neila

    neila Newbie

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    I use Make theme free version I got it from the make website... I followed the WP+BFF class to install my website in 5 days. following her step by step class.
     
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    Ok, that sounds fine. Have you changed your FTP and wp admin passwords? Also have you installed any plugins?
     
  8. neila

    neila Newbie

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    Yes I've changed everything since it happened. I have multiple plugins yes but all installed after I made the changes and all.

    I have been hacked over a year and a half ago since then nothing but I submitted my website to google and now it says server problem + lots of the links goes to 404 error. I don't really know if i should be worry about the 404 but definitely about the 500.
     
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    jamie3000 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    If it's a 500 check your htaccess for anything the hack might of left behind and also check your Apache errors logs for more info
     
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    neila Newbie

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    that's a bit chineses to me but i will go in that direction thanks a lot !
     
  11. saulkaroo

    saulkaroo Junior Member

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    I am definitely sure that 404 error does not impact the ranking of a site in Google so, you can ignore it. But, if you want to correct it then get a step by step guide to install your website again.