I re-submited a sitemap to google search console to try to make google index the pages that i want to be indexted
For the other pages most of them are 404 by this time...
I'm thinking of putting a no index tag on all the pages left since redirecting them to the main pages is gonna create too much 301
My question is: How much time does it take to delete all those indexed pages from the serp? And what else can I do?
Thanks in advance for your advice.
I would look into a few things. One, if your hosting an .htaccess file use a script that blocks by ip and redirect all other traffic to something fun like Disneyland or something. Only approved IPS get in.
Regardless of hosting I would consider getting blogvault. Even now it could help find and fix the hacked files without the need for a developer or high cost security team.
Use rankmaths instant index plugin. It can also send the 401 content deleted requests to google search for almost instant removal through the api. Otherwise, it’s a manual input through search console one at a time.
It's important to make sure the core website is clean, the best way is to backup, install on a local dev and then remove all plugins, then re-install each one and also compare to a stock WordPress install for core files and changes. It's a manual process, but one that will be 100% right.
Change the database username/password, and make sure the MySQL is not accessible from outside of localhost.
You can then upload it again, 404 or 410 won't make any difference, 410's can be a little faster to drop, but it's days, not weeks generally.
Make sure that the user accounts are correct and reset all passwords.
Once you have it up you want to add
Make sure the BruteForce is enabled for all logins and enable Captcha. Keep an eye on these
We then use RankMath Pro, to make sure all the pages are as solid as they can be, fix any errors, and make sure the schema is correct. Generally, give it a good tidy-up (it all helps in re-ranking)
Once we have cleaned a client site, we typically provide hosting and a monthly maintenance package, we use TimeCapsule and S3 cloud storage for ongoing backups as well as downloaded full site backups when there are major edits. It does depend, if a client has WooCommerce, then it needs a different backup strategy than a static site.
If you don't go down a managed route it's important to ensure that plugins are updated along with core updates. Also, run a backup site locally where you can test and always have a full site that can be uploaded.
Note: Don't use same hosting account again, because these malware are spread in your whole filemanager folders, no matter how many times you clean it on that hosting account it will come back.
Restore this cleaned backup to new hosting, it will surely work. I have secured websites like these. Most of time websites were hacked on HostGator and GoDaddy hosting, no matter what injected files were restoring themselves even I delete whole data of website. These hosting supports never agreed that their server were spreading malware.
I used Namecheap to host these websites after cleaning websites.
If you have other CMS then cleaning method is little bit complicated but can be done by taking some precautions.
As for removal of 404 pages, First way is to submit those pages for removal, it will be troublesome to do it manually. I suggest using SEO Power Suite's Website auditor to get all URLs available on website and indexed in Google. Check those URLs and submit them for removal.
Check your list of 404 URLs from Website Auditor and use Indexnow API and Google Index API to send removal requests. It will lessen your work.
Also, check structure of those URLs and put them in robots.txt as disallow.
Leaving them as 404 will take time to get de-indexed.
You can put 410 on those pages to get them de-indexed.
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