My SEO Doctor website got hacked last week, just before I went on holiday 🙁 – how did I know…
First I saw on my keyword rank tracking reports that I was totally dropped by Bing. Thought it could be an aglo update until I checked my rss feed.
Things were not looking good, but had to catch a flight. A week later I checked my latest ranking reports…gone from Google for all my main keywords after achieving page 1 for all of them after months of hard work. I had a sniff around Google Webmaster Tools to see if I could spot something and there it was…
I knew WordPress was a bit dodgy, but the site had only been moved to wordpress a couple of months ago. I thought it was pretty secure. Probably a competitor, or am I just being Paranoid! Anyway the site is in the middle of having a big clean up and security evaluation. If you have had the same problems, here’s a few pointers to help.
Repairing a hacked WordPress Site
1) If you have backed up you files and databases, you can restore your website to an earlier time period.
2) If not, you need to do a big clean out…everything needs to be reinstalled.
3) Change all your passwords and start getting some really good WP security plugins.
For more help try these resources: