I just upgraded to 2.3.3 and I received an email from Google telling me that they are dropping my indexing because of spam links and words. I checked my page source and sure enough, they spam got me..
It is as shown…
<div style=”left: -2227px; position: absolute; top: -3337px”>
*****TONS OF SPAM LINKS*******
I checked my theme and my files, I cannot fine the links that are in the page source above. Any ideas how i can get rid of the spam links to have Google back indexing my sight again?
Thank you for your helpful reply.
I checked in the files that I would think would have the links in, but I have not found them. Since they are in the headerblock section of the source, does anyone have an idea where they might have been placed and what might have been placed there?
That’s what I am asking for, do I just look for that http://spam link URL, or can they use something else that I need to watch for? meta_head()??? is something I’m not familiar with, so that’s what I’m asking. What should I be looking for?
This happened to my site too. It turns out the problem was in the database. Look at the wp_options table under blog_headers. The spammer added some base 64 code that added in the spam links here. Delete this code, and you’ll be good to go.
Thank you **so much** Trisha!!! Obviously if the spam links were in the database (as mine were), no amount of searching the config files would have found them (although I have found & removed links in my config files previously). I have shell access to my files and searched them with recursive grep (several times!) without finding a thing. Your tip to check my database entries, however, saved the day.
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