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How To Resolve Rankings Drop From A Ddos Attack?

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#1 frudgely


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Posted 01 December 2011 - 03:31 PM

Our rankings just plummeted on Tuesday across the board. Pages are still indexed, but dropped very far down in the SERPs.

There was a DDOS attack on the site on Tuesday and since then the rankings went down and have stayed down, even though the DDOS attack has been resolved.

Also, this is the 3rd or 4th attack this site has seen this year. Rankings did not go down after the previous attacks. Maybe Google is sick of the site being uncrawlable so often?

How long could this penalty last? How can we deal with this?


#2 Jill


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Posted 01 December 2011 - 04:32 PM

You're going to just have to wait and see. But you may want to figure out ways to prevent the DDOS attacks (or minimize them) in the future as it's possible that Google will finally be sick of it being down.

Please do let us when it comes back, so that others can benefit from this knowledge.

#3 chrishirst


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Posted 03 December 2011 - 06:17 AM

What about SE referral traffic, is that also down?

Or is it just the ever changing "rankings" for some arbitrary term that is "down"

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