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Should I Re-Create My Website?

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by mikev, Dec 25, 2017.

  1. mikev

    mikev Newbie

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    My Amazon Affiliate website got hacked pretty badly and it is causing Google.com to constantly de-index my pages. I am losing revenue on daily basis.

    When I type in site:mywebsite in Google, there are all kinds of Chinese pages that I can't recognize. On top of that, there are around 20 000 results showing, but I have posted only 80 pages.

    I am having difficulty cleaning and fixing my hacked site. Do you think it is a good idea to completely re-create my website? For example: Delete my website, start a new website on a new host, and use the exact same content I've used for my deleted website? Will there be any content-duplicate problem?

    Thanks, every reply will be greatly appreciated!
     
  2. redarrow

    redarrow Elite Member

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    get a new host and domain do a 301

    make sure all secuity correct .

    your still need to delete all the crappy bl

    maybe consider re starting

    or scrape all bad urls and disalow them all via google

    sounds like your host was to blame or was your password crap.
     
  3. mikev

    mikev Newbie

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    If I do 301 redirect, won't all of my infected files still go to the new host?
     
  4. Justin Tran

    Justin Tran BANNED BANNED

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    I think that it can not content-duplicate problem again when you will create a new website . Of course that Chinese pages you can't recognize
     
  5. kunu56

    kunu56 Junior Member

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    Contact your host support. I had same problem before and my host support fix it for me.
     
  6. mikev

    mikev Newbie

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    My host is HostGator. I am contacting them right now, and they are trying to milk me for money. They want me to purchase SiteLock for $50/month.

    I guess they are just couple of assholes.
     
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    wfjcc Junior Member

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    is hacking a common thing on making affiliate websites? if so how to defend from it?
     
  8. mikev

    mikev Newbie

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    There won't be any security issue if you don't download nulled/cracked/modified themes or plugins. Also, you want to have a strong password and not have admin as your login username.

    I personally downloaded nulled version of Thrive Content Builder, and they hacked my site.
     
  9. mikev

    mikev Newbie

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    I came to the conclusion that the hack is called Japanese Keyword Hack.
     
  10. foreignboxer

    foreignboxer Newbie

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    Clean your site, request to be reconsidered if there is a penalty and submit your domain to index.
     
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  11. Takoona

    Takoona Regular Member

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    I've had a similar problem. Only my site was cloned, then used in an Instagram scam, and also hit with negative SEO. I think the best thing to do is start from fresh. Export all your content (including the full list of URLs) and save it. Use the Google remove tool to take out all the pages / posts (including cache) from their search results.

    Contact way back machine and ask them to remove your site from their archive. Wait 90 days (from the removal date) so your content is no longer in Google's memory (Apparently, they won't re-add removed content properly until 90 days are up), then start a new site on a new / premium domain.
     
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  12. kunu56

    kunu56 Junior Member

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    Hey there,
    I was hosting with hostwind. 5 bucks a month
    My site redirect to porn with hundreds od pages on my site. Google panalozed my site and asked me to clean it. I do not remember exactly what support did. I think they reinistalled a stored clean copy of my site.
    Wothen 24 hours my site got back to google.
     
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  13. mikev

    mikev Newbie

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    That's some great customer support. The support at HostGator sucks balls. They are constantly milking me out for money.
    Thanks for the reply.
     
  14. muscularfilip

    muscularfilip Newbie

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    Yes recreate it but have a clean install to ensure you do not return the infected script or page. Seek your webhosts help in identifying questionable pages. Once you are clear, go to Google Webmasters and request removal of pages that dont belong to your site. Seek folder level removal and everything would be fine.