AskTheAdmin Neglected and Hacked! But we are back!on October 10, 2009 at 11:01 am
(Begin Rant) I know, I know we went from 10 authors and multiple posts a day of geeky goodness to lucky if we have one post a week. WordPress wasn’t updated and we became a prime candidate for a’ hacking. We deserved it for not staying up to date and as punishment the Google has delisted us. Imagine that from tens of thousands of hits trickled down to under a thousand. We have fixed the issues removed the exploits, users and migrated the server and updated WordPress.
We will be back to semi predictable updates in the near future and if you are curious about the specifics of the hack/fix check it out here: http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/how-to-tell-if-you-have-a-hacked-wordpress-blog-how-to-fix-it/
I am working with Google right now to have the site recertified – by a human to get them to start crawling again. Strangely some traffic is still coming in from them but the majority now is from links on other sites such as Lifehacker, MakeUseOf and the New York Times. /Rant