This site may be hacked – Are you receiving this message on Google Search?
How to fix ” this site may be hacked ” – Code Injection
[ 1 ] First things first. Login to your Google Search Console
[ 2 ] Click ” Security Issues “.
It should give you the problem on the right side. Most of the time the problem is ” Code Injection “. You will see it in your Google Search Console. If the problemis ” Code Injection “, continue with steps 3.
[ 3 ] Go on Google.com, type site:yourdomainname.com , in the example below i have typed site:yognel.com
when you do this, it give you all the URLS to your website that are catched by google. Go through the URLS you see, investigate if you have any weird urls that are not yours.
[ 4 ] If you see weird URLS, then you should remove all the URLS. If you don’t see any weird urls, follow step 5.
How to fix ” this site may be hacked ” – Scan your Website
[ 5 ] Scan your website on a Malware Program. Go on QUTTERA
QUTTERA is one of the best Malware Scanner available for free. When it has already scanned your website, it will give you a list of threats on your website. Note them down, and fix it. ( Most of the times it will show you the URLS where Malware has been injected.
[ 6 ] Sometimes, the problems lie with a wordpress theme. Probably you have not updated your theme or wordpress. Or you have downloaded a premium themed that has been stolen from a market place like THEMEFOREST. You need to replace the theme with one that you have bought.
[ 7 ] After you have done all the steps above, go on QUTTERA again. Scan your website. The problems should now disappear.
How to fix ” this site may be hacked ” – Ask for a Review
[ 8 ] Now you should go back to your Google Search Console, click on Manual Actions
[ 9 ] When you click on the Manual Actions, on the right you will see ” Ask for a Review “, click on it. You will need to explain Google how you fixed the problems and to kindly remove ” this site may be hacked ” .
[ 10 ] After 1 week or less, you will receive a message from Google in your Google Search Console ( or the email you inserted for your Google Search Console ) like the one below.
[ 11 ] The ” this site may be hacked ” on the Google Search will be removed after 1-2 days.
[ 12 ] Now coming back to Google Rankings, you need to submit your sitemap to Google Console again.
[ 13 ] If the problem was Code Injection, you have nothing else to fear.