Is Your Blog or Website Hacked?


I’ve had a few clients very recently because their blog has been hacked.  So I would say now is a good time to check out your site to make sure it’s not suffering from the same problem.  The hacks I’ve seen recently have mostly been spam injection, and meta hijacking.  What this means is that if you do a google search and your site comes up, instead of seeing “Technology for Moms” They will see “Viagra”, like in this image…

This is actually someones blog, so the URL at the bottom would still say www.familytechzone.com but the site description and site title is completely wrong.  The best way to check and see if your site is infected is to do a google search that looks like this…

So, type in a spammy keyword like the one above (I really don’t want to start showing up in search engines for that word, so I’m not typing it in the post), and then type site:yourwebsite.com.  This will search for any instance of that word contained within your website.  You want it to come back like the above picture with no matching results!  If it does come back with results, contact someone to help you clean the infection and secure your site.  I am also available to help secure your site, you can check out my rates at www.technologyformoms.com/services.htm

If it does come back clean… woo hoo!  Next step would be to set up a google alert so that if you are ever hacked in the future, you’ll be notified right away, before all of the SEO you’ve done goes to complete waste.  Just go to www.google.com/alerts and create some alerts that look like the below picture…

Good luck in your checking!  I’ll keep my fingers crossed for ya!


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  • Very interesting, I haven’t seen that before! I researched it a little bit through Google and would suggest that people search (and set alerts) for “106% price off” instead of the “spammy” drug names. There are dozens if not hundreds of products using the same “106% price off” spam, including software products.

    BTW, if it really is 106% off, does that mean they actually pay me money for buying the product? 🙂

  • Thanks Josh! The problem with that alert is that there are actually many other “percentages” they use. One of the infections I cleared recently wasn’t a Pharma attack, but software, like you said. Instead each of her pages had a different percentage. Main page had 121%, sub-page was 190% and then 192% (on the same page), so just doing the percentage could get very messy, especially since it’s so variable from hack to hack. I wasn’t going to spam my own site by listing all of the variations to check, but I definitely agree that just doing a couple keywords isn’t going to cut it when you are checking your site for hacks. As many as possible is what I say. 🙂

    And yeah… 190% off? Looks like I’m getting some money! Yippie! 🙂

  • That’s an interesting way to figure it out. Happy to report that my site came back with no spammy results. (The only results I had were where I had mocked the spam.)

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