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My Blogger blog DESTROYED after "hacker" threatened it.

Discussion in 'Blogging' started by xenmaster76, Oct 15, 2015.

  1. xenmaster76

    xenmaster76 Regular Member

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    About 20 articles ranked on first page of Google after years of work are now GONE and now on 5-6th page, CRUSHED...

    This happened after a "hacker" threatened my blog and said he would "destroy it".

    I'm not sure WHAT the hell he did or could do.

    I checked ahrefs and all links are normal, nothing out of the ordinary or new that would raise a red flag though it may take a while to update.

    This JUST happened after he said it.

    (I did also change some of the headers to a lot of articles by SHORTENING them, but that should HELP SEO, not hurt it, so I don't think that is the issue.)

    Any help?
     
  2. PrinceVisi

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    Every time you update the blogs, you should expect a change in rankings.

    At least for the next 2 weeks, until they fall into place.
     
  3. Hawkster

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    You say it happened just after he said it, like how soon after? i mean if it was days then the ranking changes wont be because of him surely?
     
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    lots of sites got hit in the last two days. Maybe u got hit my either an algo or manual penalty? Just out of curiosity.. do you have some cloaked SAPE link pointing to your site?
     
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    The Hacker was google itself.

    P.s - It is probably hit by the new update.
     
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    But what is the reason he want to destroy your blog.There is a lot a crazy people out there on the internet.
     
  7. xenmaster76

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    Ok, update:

    Lots of weird coincidences.

    It's possible this idiot "hacker" threat had nothing to do with this.

    I did update a lot of "headers" to my blog titles and shortened them. No idea if that would matter. I actually changed them back.

    NO PENALTY IN WEBMASTER TOOLS. Nothing. No messages.

    Could just be an algo update???
     
  8. Zwielicht

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    Unless he had been working on destroying OP's site for several months before he made the threat. :p
     
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    Thats a very good point my good man.


    Think its likely the so called hacker was some dumb ass who wouldn't be able to find his own arse with 2 hands tbh.

    Lots of people are reporting ranking decreases lately - so its probably google
     
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  10. xenmaster76

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    Yeah there's no way it could be him.

    To take down a Blogger.com blog would be hard, can't hack it anyway.
     
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    Changes in the headers can activate quite a nice dance in SERP, for the good or for the bad.
    TBH, I doubt a "hacker" as he call himself, would involve himself in SEO jacking. Or he's not a hacker but a talented SEO guy.

    What does your link building strategy looks like in term of span time ? anything new / anything not new ?
     
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    Don't think anyone can do that much of an instant impact on a website to be honest. You said it happened as soon as he threatened you, my vote is on coincidence.