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Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by casinobonushot, Mar 25, 2014.

  1. casinobonushot

    casinobonushot Newbie

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    Hi BHW members. First of all I d like to thank everyone who will waste his time & maybe try to help me.

    So the story started like end of January/ beginning of February. My website hosted on bluehost was experiencing like 40-50 downtimes of 5 mins to 10 mins a day for a 3-4 consecutive days.
    I was crazy, that Bluehost support didnt want to help me and keeps claiming the problem is not on their side.

    So during that 3-4 days I was installing fresh copies of wordpress, upgrading, downgrading the versions of Wordpress, switching off all plugins and so on. There was even a problem with auto-update of wordpress or intallation of a new theme (I had to do all manually during that 3-4 days.) So I was still asking bluehost whats going on for that 3-4 days and finally in a 5th day they told me they've installed fresh copy of a wordpress from their side and everything works.
    Few days later I noticed that someone from the support have deleted sitemap from server during that installation and meesed up categories & tags (when I was clicking on tag or categories there was 404 error.)

    So I fixed that tags & categories error few days later and I created & submitted the new sitemap for google webmasters tools. Also on GWT I had many reports of:
    - google cannot access your site
    - 1000s of not found URLS
    - broken and weird links
    All that was after that 3-4 days of server downtime.

    Then in middle of February my traffic went horribly down to the 10!!! page views a day, while previously it was between 300 and 500 PV daily (now its between 40 and 60 but still from GOOGLE traffic is very little, while previosuly it was 80-90% of all traffic). Im not sure what to do now, what to check even, so maybe some of you got any ideas & time to let me know where to look at least.

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. Kaistar

    Kaistar Power Member

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    Out of curiosity, were you using a naughty version of a theme?
    Just one thing to rule out...
     
  3. SquirlyNutz

    SquirlyNutz Power Member

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    I would suggest find a new host since they messed up all your sites.
     
  4. FBGuru

    FBGuru Senior Member

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    Looks like you maxed out the allowed server resources. That's why it's going down for 5-10 minutes. Typical thing on shared hosting packages. Try to reduce the server load by using cache plugins. I'd upgrade to much higher hosting plan or better yet move the site to another hosting provider. See if search engines are blocked in robots.txt and .htaccess. Uncheck "Discourage search engines from indexing this site" inside "Reading" under "Settings" menu on your WP dashboard. Manually inspect a couple of tags and categories pages on your sitemap and see if it points to the right url. If not, most probably the hosting support messed up the permalinks that's why it's throwing up thousands of broken links. Select the proper "permalinks" settings that you had before reinstalling the Wordpress.
     
  5. casinobonushot

    casinobonushot Newbie

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    Hi
    categories and tags are now fixed, but the thing is now it has dropped to almost 0 views... if any they come from fb or pinterest...

    Should I start a new site on different hosting?
    or should I 1 change hosting and then try to "fight"?

    Thanks guys

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    FBGuru - "Discourage search engines from indexing this site" inside "Reading" under "Settings" it was and it's unchecked