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[resolved] Google indexing non-existing sub domains (8 posts)

  1. Thejas Kamath
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Hello Everyone,

    Today I searched for site:sayblogger.com on Google to see the total number pages on my blog that are indexed.

    I was shocked to see over 5 sub domains, that do not exist and the description is in Korean language.

    I have contacted my hosting provider and they told my site is not hacked! Please help me with this! :(

    My url SayBlogger

  2. Krishna
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Try this: deactivate all plugins and revert to Twenty Twelve theme and see if the results still show the subdomains (you may still have from Google cache). Also check the indexed pages from your Google webmaster tools account.

  3. Thejas Kamath
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    In Google Webmaster Tools, everything is fine! When I contacted my Web Hosting Support, their reply was:

    I talked to my WebHost and they said nothing is wrong with the hosting account.

    Their reply was:

    Hello
    Thank you for contacting support!
    If I understand correctly, you are having trouble with subdomains getting indexed that aren't there.

    I searched your domain and I don't see the results. I checked your account and there are no subdomains like those. It seems they may have been there at one time, but have been removed.

    Please let us know if you need additional assistance with this issue.

    Thank you,
    Jordan

    The non existent subdomains on Google have increased from 6 to 80.

  4. Krishna
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 2 years ago #

    The non existent subdomains on Google have increased from 6 to 80.

    Yes, there are several subdomains as described by you in search results. While these will not affect your SEO/ ranking, it is quite intriguing. Ordinary search tools do not show any such subdomains. But, when I tried to translate one of the pages today using Google translate, it showed '403 Forbidden'.

    However, though your host also do not find any thing wrong, I doubt, it can be a case of ADWARE or some type of hacking.

    Anyway, did you try deactivating all plugins and revert to Twenty Twelve theme to check if the nonexistent URLs are output by the theme/ plugins?

    Do you have backups of your site, of a date before you noticed the nonexistent URLs?

  5. Thejas Kamath
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Hello Krishna,

    First of all, thank you for the reply. :-)

    I do not have the backup of the site but I have tried removing every useless plugins and theme files from the directory. Also made few changes in the settings.

    Total Google results for my blog are 186 and it's stable since this morning. I hope it doesn't go up again. I have requested Google to remove all those outdated urls. May be they were existing before but not now and Google had crawled them few days back.

    I'll wait till tomorrow morning and if it continues to increase then I will revert to twenty eleven theme and try if it works.

    ~Thejas

  6. Krishna
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 2 years ago #

    OK, Let's wait and see.

  7. Thejas Kamath
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Hello!

    Now everything is okay! I removed 100 urls using Webmaster Removal tool and they got removed now! :)

    Thank you for your support @Krishna :-)

  8. Krishna
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 2 years ago #

    You are welcome!

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