WordPress Hackers Can Hurt You With Google

WordPress Hackers Can Hurt You With Google

WordPress is one of the best tools to come along for helping Internet marketers make money online.  In the past, you had to learn how to code HTML or learn how to use expensive WYSIWYG editors to build a Website. With WordPress, you just upload it, add a few plugins, and your site is ready to go.  It’s fast, and easy and pretty much anyone with a pulse can get a WordPress site online in an afternoon.  Of course, the software is not without its vulnerabilities, and WordPress hackers have been quite successful in making money from other people’s sites.

hacked wordpress sitesIn recent news, Google has announced that they’re going to take a close look at sites containing what they call “hacking spam” and these are sites that have been compromised by WordPress hackers.  Once you are able to break into someone’s site, you can upload any content that you like, often without the knowledge of the owner of the site.  Since a lot of this content can be harmful, Google has decided to start removing such sites from their search results.   While they say that this will likely affect only 5% of search results, 5% is a lot, and we’re talking about hundreds of thousands of sites here.  In this post, I’ll talk about how WordPress hackers can hurt you and what you can do to prevent it.

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