Just before the previous Christmas our website was hacked, and our Christmas present was some files put on our server and a redirect to an online pharmacy selling viagra! Happy Christmas us! Luckily we found out a couple of days after it happened, so all the files were removed and also the redirect ones. We also purchased security software and all seemed to be back to normal except that our traffic remained low.
However just recently we found out on our Google Search Console under the tab Link and then on Main Anchor from External Links (my Google Console is in Portuguese, so maybe it doesn't translate exactly like that...) that the word "viagra" is the third most popular link term listed... Now, how bad is that? We exported the external links list and found quite a few related to "viagra"... not sure yet if those links page are still online, as I haven´t checked them all yet..
Do you think that is still negatively affecting our website? How can we clear that "viagra" word out of our Google Console?