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My Jekyll Github Pages website was hacked, what can I do now?

I am glad that Google Search Console informed me via email that there was a new owner a subdomain in my website at: This domain is now currently hacked, so don't visit it. The ...
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Are there any restrictions for registering a .rs domain?

I'm creating a website for my brand and would like to use .rs because I can spell out the name with the URL. IANA says that rs if for country-code Serbian National Internet Domain Registry (RNIDS)...
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Should captcha be used on every vulnerable page, or just on initial page load to deter robots?

I do not know too much about how hackers compromise websites but am careful about sanitizing all posted data. I am using Google ReCaptcha on most of the pages on a website. Would it suffice to have ...
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hreflang values for domain hacks

My publisher site uses a domain hack (not included in the ccTLDs treated as generic). I understand that Matt Cutts and Google have made statements on foreign ccTLDs trying to target other audiences: ...
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Someone else set up a trial Google Apps account on my domain. How can I get Google to disable it?

I own my domain (say, and administer it through my hosting provider. A couple of days ago, I started receiving mail from Google Apps addressed to [email protected]. There's ...
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Site search results showing strange foreign letters and images

I'm having some strange characters show up on a site search using Google. I've gone through the WordPress files and could not find anything strange. Also ran a malware detect on the site. The ...
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Hacked Sites duplicating website & Google seeing wrong cache

Noticed a severe drop in organic rankings and traffic, after investigating what might have been the cause we have found 3 websites that have duplicated the site within their domains. When you click on ...
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How to see previous look and feel from cached versions of a hacked website? [duplicate]

The main problem is I have no previous design samples like JPG or PSD files by which the site can be sliced again. So, I need the previous look and feel of the site before hacking. Otherwise, as I ...
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site hacked but positions not back

My site was hacked about 6 months ago. I managed to finally get around to removing the malicious code, and Google removed the warning from my site. However, my traffic has not yet returned to where it ...
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Joomla backloggedin users issue (probably hacked)

I made a Joomla! 3.1 site last month. Last 2 weeks I checked something weird, the backoffice panel shows me this: The weird in this is that I am the only person with access to administration panel. ...
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How do search engines treat domains created out of country codes (e.g

I have a site that has a domain name that is a word created out of a country code (like My question is how do search engines handle these. For example, would a search on ...
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List of international top-level domains that allow foreign registrations

Wikipedia has a list of top-level domains but few of their entries specify availability or restrictions, such as having to be a citizen or have a business presence, etc. So, what are some top-level ...
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When should "domain hacks" like be used for most sites?

While it's fine for sites aimed at more advanced, I find a lot of non-technical people tend to just add www and .com to every domain, so for example, my dad would type that in as ...
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