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Website Hacked !!!! We got it back - Case Study by AGENCY09

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Our client's website was hacked by Russian hackers. Here's how we got our website back and running in 15 days.


AGENCY09 is a Digital Marketing Agency from Bandra, Mumbai. India

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Website Hacked !!!! We got it back - Case Study by AGENCY09

  1. 1. How we got our client’s website back from hackers
  2. 2. BACKGROUND • Rajesh LifeSpaces is one of the leading Real-Estate Builders & Developers in Mumbai and has delivered 100+ residential projects and commercial properties with a legacy which was started 50 years ago. • During July 2015, their website was hacked
  3. 3. Damage • Website was hacked by Russians generating 2200+ spammy pages related to Drugs and Viagra. • The website displayed ‘Site is hacked’ message in Google affecting its brand presence due to hacking issue • Such warning was stopping visits on our website
  4. 4. Solution Remove hacked pages from webmaster Demoting affected links Blocking hacked URL in Robots.txt Reconsideration submission to Google
  5. 5. Blocking hacked URL in Robot.txt • A robots.txt file provides critical information for search engine spiders that crawl the web. Before these bots access pages of a site, they check to see if a robots.txt file exists. • So it was necessary to get rid of these URLs to make sure that Rajesh Lifespaces does not rank for a Viagra or drug based keyword on Google
  6. 6. Blocking Spam links htaccess was used to redirect the Spam links at server level.
  7. 7. Reconsideration mail to Google Google denotes that 84% of webmasters who apply for reconsideration are actually able to clean their websites successfully.
  8. 8. Results Within 15 days,we were back on track with increase in organic traffic and better keyword rankings • On daily basis, we were blocking and removing more than 100 spam links through Google Webmaster • Links were redirected through HT access to reduce the Bounce Rate of the website • On completion, no spam links were present on the website
  9. 9. A-201, Rizvi Palace, Near Marks & Spencer, Hill Road, Bandra, Mumbai. 400 050 India 022 2644 0909 |+91 9892108119 www.agency09.in Facebook | Twitter | Instagram |LinkedIn Youtube | Slideshare

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