My site got hacked

Fear2403

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I had no ideas why my hosting got hacked and hacker spammed it with hundred Japanese links when i search
site:domain.com in google.com.

Ranking massive drop and i received manual action in webmaster tool.Please help me fix this.
 

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I restored my site, but hacker submitted spam sitemap to google webmaster tool.My site got thousand 404 error and ranking drop as hell now.Someone give me advice, please.
 

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Ask for security help from hosting company for your site data safety.
 

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What was the penalty for? Unnatural link building or hacked site?
 

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My case now looks like a guy that receive negative SEO
(In BHW but I don't remember.He got spam links to page doesn't exist )
 

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Fix your website structure 1st then Google will update all to the original case, if you really fixed it
 

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Are you using WP?
Don't use usernames like Admin or Administrator, be sure to use passwords like this k23#@SD1332qjhDj3 etc...
 

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If your using WordPress install "WordFence" plugin. It's 100% free and top notch security.
Go to your webmaster tools and fetch and render.
Good luck
 

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I recommend sucuri For Future Protection . DO check it once.

I have used both at the same time actually, remember to whitelist your own ip just incase you get locked out by accident. lol
 

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First restore a backup from your site when it wasn't hacked, then you will have to find where was the vulnerability, ask your hosting provider for help.
If you have wordpress, generally the problem is with nulled themes or outdated plugins. Like other have said, you can install wordfence to secure your wp because if you live it like that it is likely going happen again.
 

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what hosting provider did you use? after you fix the errors on webmaster tool, try to move your site to a more reputable hosting sites like hostwinds.
 

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I fix all problem.What can i do now?Should i redirect all 404 page to home page?
No, you don't have to redirect those 404 errors. I've fixed many hacked sites over the years, and not once have I 301 redirected the hacked/fake page URLs.

I've even removed hundreds of legitimate articles from one of my sites in the past without 301 redirecting them. Although in that case, the site saw some ranking issues until the pages were deindexed. After they were deindexed, the site's rankings came back better than before.
 

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No, you don't have to redirect those 404 errors. I've fixed many hacked sites over the years, and not once have I 301 redirected the hacked/fake page URLs.

I've even removed hundreds of legitimate articles from one of my sites in the past without 301 redirecting them. Although in that case, the site saw some ranking issues until the pages were deindexed. After they were deindexed, the site's rankings came back better than before.
thank for you comment.Base on your experience how long to get ranking back?I saw my ranking disappear on google and now i have 200k fake japan page index on google :(
 

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thank for you comment.Base on your experience how long to get ranking back?I saw my ranking disappear on google and now i have 200k fake japan page index on google :(
On the hacked sites I've cleaned up, many of them had been hacked for years before I was hired by the businesses owners to fix the problems. In those cases, I had to rank them from scratch.

In some of the more recent cases (like one site I cleaned up last week), the rankings dropped a few positions for every keyword, although they recover for the most part about a day or two after the hacked site warning is removed.

Wordfence has an article on hacked sites and rankings, that is if you want to read more about the topic. https://www.wordfence.com/blog/2016/03/hacked-site-impact-seo/

As for how long it'll take to get your rankings back, I can't answer that. In that experiment I ran where I removed hundreds of poorly-ranking pages from my site, it took Google about 3 weeks to deindex the pages, and on the same day they were deindexed, my rankings sprung back.
 

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On the hacked sites I've cleaned up, many of them had been hacked for years before I was hired by the businesses owners to fix the problems. In those cases, I had to rank them from scratch.

In some of the more recent cases (like one site I cleaned up last week), the rankings dropped a few positions for every keyword, although they recover for the most part about a day or two after the hacked site warning is removed.

Wordfence has an article on hacked sites and rankings, that is if you want to read more about the topic. https://www.wordfence.com/blog/2016/03/hacked-site-impact-seo/

As for how long it'll take to get your rankings back, I can't answer that. In that experiment I ran where I removed hundreds of poorly-ranking pages from my site, it took Google about 3 weeks to deindex the pages, and on the same day they were deindexed, my rankings sprung back.
Thank you very much.
 
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