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"This site may be compromised." What to do besides recon request?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by rockert, Jun 6, 2012.

  1. rockert

    rockert Junior Member

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    Ok, so a bastard spammer injected some links and I got flagged. Cleaned up everything, but the warning is still showing.
    I would submit a reconsideration request, but the main problem is I have a high PR and have sold a bunch of links. Advertisers would not be happy!
    I suppose it affects my rankings, but frankly, with all the pandas, I'm not sure the impact is even noticeable!

    Any ideas?
     
  2. dejanlesi

    dejanlesi Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Reconsideration requests are usually not even read.. When did you clean it up? Just wait a few days to get google to reindex your site and then the notice should go away IMO..
     
  3. rockert

    rockert Junior Member

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    that's what I thought too, but I cleaned it up at least 3 weeks ago
     
  4. drogon

    drogon Elite Member Premium Member

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    Whatever you do, do not put in a request unless you are certain your site would pass a manual review of not just this website but all the other sites you own. Worst case scenario, you get reviewed and your site and all the others you own get a - 50 penalty and your whole portfolio is wiped out!

    Advice is to ignore the warnings and your site may eventually fall sightly which can be recovered or just keep ranking the same as usual.
     
  5. SuperLinks

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    Are you positive it has been cleaned up properly? Hackers have been getting incredibly sophisticated with their work lately, often having Google bot htaccess cloaks, and other tricky stuff.

    Be sure that everything's 100% cleaned up and that you haven't been reinfected.