• User
  • Downloaded 319 times
  • Metalink
  • QR


Number of files: 1


The damage has been done. You are in deep kimchi and will be for a while.

The best thing you can do is wait. It will take quite a bit of time, but in the meantime, make sure that these links remain broken. It is okay to allow them to 404. A 410 is better, but not worth the effort to implement.

If you have not registered for Google Webmaster Tools, you can verify the site with Google. As well, you can go to Google Index, Remove URLs and enter each URL you find requests for in your log files. It takes Google a while to take notice of this but it works. It does not matter if these links are in the index or not. It is a voice you have to disavow this content.

The good news is, Google will see the new ownership. Google does look at domain name registrations, hosts, an so on. What I would suggest is making sure your domain name is registered with a good registrar- if not- you can transfer the domain name to a quality registrar. I recommend GoDaddy. As well, make sure that your site is hosted on a quality host. The point here is to make sure your site lives within good neighborhoods. This will go toward trust scores. If you can afford it, enable HTTPS and get a certificate. You do not have to keep it for a long time, but it can help with the trust factor.

If is is at all possible and appropriate, Register with Google+ and use the author tag to identify your work. Also work very hard to get quality inbound links (backlinks). Both help with the trust factor. It may also help to have Google Analytics.

The point is to do everything you can do to signal quality and the new ownership of the site. Do as much as you can and I am sure that the amount of pain you have to endure will be much less. Here is one piece of advice I can give with confidence; do not go cheap or free. Go ahead and spend some money. You do not have to spend a lot of money, but do not be cheap either. Going cheap causes new problems and will not help you fix this problem. In fact, it can make it worse.

List of files

Link: Code for blog or website: Link for forum: