Cleaning a Hacked WordPress and Requesting Google’s “Reconsideration”

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Dealing with a H4cK3d Wordpress website?
Unfortunately, you are not alone.

A blunt reality about running websites (especially those on platforms such as WordPress) is that sometimes they could get hacked, and sometimes without much effort at all. WordPress sites and all websites in general, require attention and maintenance, just as a car would.

WordPress is a popular content management system that powers about 30% of the sites on the net today; these sites are deployed using pre-built themes created by independent developers who compile them on a range of frameworks.

Additionally, 99% of WordPress sites function using “plugins” which operate like apps on a mobile device, to create individual elements or functionalities, these too are created by developers are distributed on the WordPress.org repository. WP sites are a living, breathing thing that requires a little bit of TLC and attention from time to time.

WordPress is open-source software that is continuously under development by a community of expert developers to stay up to date with what’s changing on the web, search, and more importantly – security. The theme and plugin files themselves need to be “updated” whenever their developers make security upgrades or code modifications.

Having to come to the aid of numerous frantic bloggers, e-com sites, local business owners and others in the past, we know exactly how stressful it can be. Not to mention the impact it can have on your local business or readership.

Something to remember is, no matter which platform you’re using, WordPress, Drupal, Joomla, Magento, etcetera — any site can be defaced.

A Google-penalized website will  hurt your Busine$$

Whenever your WordPress site gets hacked, you typically lose your search engine rankings, potentially expose visitors to viruses, lose valuable site data, get porn injected into hundreds of subfolders on your domain (or have your site redirect to them) but more importantly, you have your reputation tarnished with Google.

If your site is for your business, then security should be one of your top priorities. An easy yet costly solution is to have to use a Managed-Wordpress hosting provider If you can afford it, of course. Two other WordPress must-haves are a reliable backup solution that’s automated and a robust firewall such as Wordfence or iThemes Security.

Sure this is great stuff to know, but chances are if you’re reading this, then it’s probably too late to add some of those precautions, right?

So before you do anything crazy, try to remain as calm as possible and remember that the best solution is to have a professional clean up the mess for you because security is no joke! So if you’re not comfortable dealing with The Matrix-looking codes and servers, then it’s better to have a professional do it since “hackers” hide their scripts in multiple locations allowing for hacks to come back over and over again… like Lice.

People want to have the peace of mind knowing an expert adequately cleaned their website. On average, security experts charge anywhere from $100 to $250 per hour which is outrageous for a small business or solo-entrepreneur. We don’t believe in preying on people in vulnerable situations, and although the process is incredibly tedious – we’re not trying to get rich off of one project.

Affordable WordPress Malware Removal for ALL

We’re proud of the fact that our services are; reasonably priced without the need of compromising quality. On average the clean-up process can take anywhere from 2 to 8 hours-straight and includes backups of your data plus the implementation of multiple layers of security to ensure you’re never in this situation again. Once we’re comfortable with the results, we’ll file for reconsideration to remove any manual actions that Google may have imposed on your site and search results.

Whether you’re ready to have us start now, or are just in need of some trustworthy advice – we can help! Call us for a free WordPress malware removal consultation at (310) 564-6094 or click here to send us an email.

Our Custom-Tailored WordPress Website Clean-Up w/ Security Overhauls include but are not limited to:

Actions We Will Perform:

  • Check Security Issues for details of the hack
  • Look for other compromised pages or files on the site
  • Use the Fetch as Google tool to isolate the malicious content
  • Request re-crawl from Google for injected data
  • Remove all malicious content/files/scripts
  • Secure your site from any future attacks (reinforced security, removed obsolete plugins, updated core files)
  • Submit an official Google Reconsideration Request
  • Deep-Root Cleaning and Malicious file disinfection

Included with this Service:

  • 30 Days of Daily Monitoring
  • Automatic Back-ups for 30 days
  • Re-cleaning, if the current problem resurfaces within 30 days
  • Double Security Reinforcement (iTheme Security + Wordfence)
Turnaround time is typically 24-72 hours.

 

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