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Google search results for my site show "This site may be compromised." (3 posts)

  1. Z_Everson
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    After my my website's name, Google search results for it show

    This site may be compromised.
    by Zach Everson
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    I looked at the source code for the home page and saw no mention of Xanax in it.

    Google webmaster tools sent me a message on Sept. 17, 2011 titled, "Notice of Suspected Hacking on http://www.zacheverson.com/." I followed the message's suggestions, but wasn't able to find any problems. Google Webmaster Tools > Diagnostics > Fetch as Googlebot returned "success" as the status. And Google Webmaster Tools > Diagnostics > Malware said "Google has not detected any malware on this site." I sent a reconsideration request to Google, but it'll be a few weeks before I hear back. And as this website's vital for my business, I'd like to make sure the problem is fixed sooner rather than later.

    I'm running WordPress 3.2.1 and all of my Plugins are popular ones (Askimet, All in One SEO pack, Feedburner FeedSmith, Google XML Sitemaps, ShareThis, Twitter widget, WPtouch). I've also made no major changes to my website recently. All plugins are the most recent version. And no one else has access to it.

    I'm not sure if it's a coincidence or not, but I've also had a lot of spam sneak through my Askimet filter of later, most if not all of it going to this post (I disallowed comments to that post now). I verified that the Askiment plugin is activated.

    Any idea how this little freelancer can fix what ever problem caused Big Google to hang a scarlet A around my site's next? Thanks!

  2. NateJacobs
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Sounds like you got hit with the WordPress Pharma hack. Check out these couple articles for help. The first one includes a tutorial on how to get rid of the hack.

    http://www.pearsonified.com/2010/04/wordpress-pharma-hack.php
    http://wpblogger.com/google-cloacking-wordpress-hack.php

  3. Z_Everson
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Thanks Nate! Looked a little too complicated for me, so I've decided to hire someone to fix it for me.

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