Login to you Google Webmaster Tools. This of course will be seriously affecting my traffic until my PageRank is restored, if it ever is. John Bloomfield. Google saw a bunch of sites with spam links leading back and forth to each other.
It would appear that the site was hacked because of a bug or exploit found in an older version of WordPress. We have sent a disavow list with the following domains to Google. That is scary. Digging Into WordPress.
Because it has attracted low-quality or spam answers that had to be removed, posting an answer now requires 10 reputation on this site the association bonus does not count. Then the footer and header files. Spam injection Here's what the spam injection looked like: I could also see at this point that the links were identical on each post.
My site is managed by Plesk, which has a login and password to itself. Spammers like to hack into sites for many reasons, but one of the most common reasons is to insert their own advertising or links to their site. Share this: Rule of thumb, files — 644 folders — 755.
At this point, there were two possibilities. Just recently my other blog CSS-Tricks was hacked. A few that you can check out include:.
A few that you can check out include: Database attack I popped open the WordPress Admin itself and checked out a post. Many of my subpages, which get crawled far less frequently, still have their PageRank. I remember David Airey or was it Jacob Cass? If your site is showing spammy content, hopefully the spammer just created new posts in your admin dashboard.
Crossing My Fingers It's been a week now, and no more problems.