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Here are a few options: 1) Update your Meta Tags to include the graph info. 2) Write some content that explains the graph in detail. 3) Use something like Swiftype for your internal search. You can make custom queries or adjust weight of things like title, excerpt, tags and much more. Honestly, I would just do all 3 or at least the first two.
Did you follow the guidelines for removing the malicious codes and following the hacked site guidelines? The last step is submitting a request for review, which can be done here: https://support.google.com/webmasters/answer/2600725?hl=en To expedite the process, I would submit a fresh sitemap to Google, but I would give it 7 days.
Use the noindex meta tag <meta name="robots" content="noindex"> on all pages except the Homepage. This will ensure all pages (other than the homepage) are removed from major search engines.
If you are not in a hurry, set noindex noarchive on all your pages, except the home page, and let crawlers do their work progressively. If you are in a hurry, block access in your robots.txt and use the remove URLs feature in Google Webmaster Tools too. You can use the Block URls feature in Bing too.
I have had several cases where rankings were lost due to technical problems: extended downtime canonical tags that point to the wrong thing noindex tags accidentally applied to all pages In my experience your rankings do eventually return. It can, however, take awhile. As a general rule, I would expect rankings to return in about three times the amount ...
Using a robots.txt file will not cause a pages to be de-indexed. It will just prevent search engines from crawling them. They can still be listed in the search results, though. To have pages removed from the index you need to use the x-robots-tag HTTP header: x-robots-tag: noindex
Try putting the following robots.txt in the root of your website: User-agent: * Disallow: / Allow: /$ Note that it will take time and that you can use Webmaster Tools to manually request their removal (this can speed up the process).
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