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@Major spam problems.

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by Neavon, Apr 13, 2016.

  1. Neavon

    Neavon Registered Member

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    Today 4 of my websites received a message in webmaster tools: Major spam problems on XXX.com

    I want to ask you guys something. I see that I'm removed from google search, but one website is working and everything is on it's place, posts etc. Another websites gives me: Error establishing database connection, and third one is completly blank. There is just a logo and actual theme, all my posts are removed.

    Is google really able to delete such things like posts? I see in my cpanel that my Disk Space Usage reduced to 5gb from 7 gb. I've never experienced such thing before and I'm like 6 years in it. I thought that only my hosting provider can do it.
    I had almost all of my websites on one webmaster account and google analytics and now I know I've made a huge mistake.
     
  2. loedown

    loedown Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Yes they are, they can detect if you have malware.

    If someone has access to your account they can do whatever they want.

    I'm guessing a wordpress blog? Contact your hosting company and ask them to scan and clean this for you (unless you have some cheap ass host who will want you to pay for that) it should be free.
     
  3. Neavon

    Neavon Registered Member

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    Yes, they are all hosted on wordpress, but these was spamming websites and I knew that some day they will get hit. So google is able to delete it? Or you guess I have some kind of malware?
     
  4. abbeywil

    abbeywil Newbie

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    If you didn't do those things in your page it might be hacked by some other persons and they might have done that to your page...
     
  5. CallmeReaz

    CallmeReaz Junior Member

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    Yep, Google can detect if your WordPress site has been hit with malware and will block it to protect its users.

    The positive thing to take from this though is that cleaning up the malware and dropping a re-inclusion request back into Google should have you re-ranked in no time.

    Judging by the damage you describe it sounds like they gained access to mysql somehow. Either they had the password / login or they were able to use part of the functionality of the site to inject requests directly into the database.

    The obvious place to start looking (If WordPress was updated recently) is any plugins that offered a way for users to input search commands or data. Things like form fills, payment plugins and stuff like that. Some of the free plugins out there have some rather sketchy .php coding!!!
     
  6. GiorgioB

    GiorgioB Supreme Member

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    i highly doubt Google can delete content or files from your server, only your hosting or else a hacker gained access to your server.
     
  7. shadow2015

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    I agree, G can remove your cached data on their DB, if G was allowed to do this, then they would lots of ppl suing them
     
  8. Neavon

    Neavon Registered Member

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    I had the malware. I've lost all of my websites. However, they were spamming websites, so I don't think that I will be indexed again by google.
    I will just create new ones which will take me huge amount of time to recreate, but what can I do now.

    Thanks guys for help.