Site password and access hacked???

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  • #77966

    VegasAgent
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    I have a backup buddy from November 30th. If I totally uninstall the site and put up the backup do you think that would work? I already copied the posts since then, so I would have to go back and put those up again, but I can do it.


    #77974

    Summer
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    Have you scanned the site or has the hosting provider checked your logs? It might be a good idea, because at this point it’s possible that whatever they used to hack your site might be lurking in a backup if a previous db didn’t work.

    This is a highly recommended free scanner: http://sitecheck.sucuri.net/scanner/

    Actually, it says your site is clean but out of date. Weird. Maybe this is just a case of a database being in need of repair?


    #77975

    VegasAgent
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    No idea. I am a relative WP newbie. They are going to try restoring the whole site next. I totally appreciate you help Summer. Will let you know if that works.


    #78065

    VegasAgent
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    They ended up reinstalling the site from a backup – they think it had something to do with a server glitch from the logs. At least I know it wasn’t a hack, which would be scary. And now I know how to change the password on the server for the future (my web host said I was doing it the right way but the server glitch prevented success in this case) and I have a link to a site scanner too. I am very appreciative of everything you all did to try and help me!!!


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    #78071

    Summer
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    Glad you got it sorted! Data corruption can sometimes be scarier and more stressful than a hack


    #78082

    VegasAgent
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    okay, now another question. I have this long password that was assigned to me by the system when I signed up for the forum. so I went up to mystudiopress thinking to fill in my account info and change the password, but it will not let me log in. it says my email address is invalid, though I can log into the forum just fine AND the system is sending the updates to this thread to my email properly. What gives with that? am I jinxed or something??? :)


    #78102

    Summer
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    The account for my.studiopress.com is different for the one here. When you’re logged into the forum, click on your avatar to get to where you can update your forum profile.

    If you need to access any Genesis themes you’ve purchased, that would be the email associated with the my.studiopress.com account.


    #78108

    VegasAgent
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    Summer, you are the BEST! I just recommended you on my Google+ page. Wish you were here in Vegas. I am going to be looking for someone full time to take over the SEO, social media marketing and blogging for my sites, but I need someone local that knows the real estate market. Any idea on how to find someone of quality that knows what they are doing? My main site is not in Word Press, it is on a real estate platform. And then I have another 25 sites or so in WP. I need someone willing to work on a small base salary plus bonuses for performance. (I want them to be invested in the sites’ success!) But I definitely want to make it worth their while too.


    #78114

    Summer
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    Thanks! Funny, I just did a basic real estate site install and setup for a friend in the San Jose area.

    I’m only just learning the ins and outs of SEO myself. Silly me, thinking all these years that just producing awesome content would be enough to make Google happy… turns out that our sites were amongst those rare ones that were doing every single thing right, but we got mugged by Panda updates anyway, a little over 2 years worth of dings.

    Had no idea that was the cause of our traffic dropoff in a couple places, still figuring out all sorts of things about that, so now I’m playing catch-up the hard way while still doing the usual legwork of finding clients who have projects to work on. Fun fun!

    No idea what secret speakeasy the SEO experts hang out in, but I know they don’t come cheap.

    Next up, learning the new Joomla for a potential new client :)


    #78120

    VegasAgent
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    I dominated the SERPS up until April 2012 for all the major terms in my market. I came up first for almost everything for eight years straight. I am a self taught geek/Realtor. Did my original sites all in Front Page (still have two in Front Page that I need to redo into WP, just no time to get it done.)

    Still on the first page of Google at #4 for Las Vegas real estate” but it is a constant struggle to stay there. The competition from the big box sites (Trulia, Zillow, etc.) is tough. Had a guy that set up a “template” for my little WP community sites and learned to build those out as well. But now I have too much on my plate on top of managing my team of agents. Tried to use a guy out of South Carolina, but he disappeared on me without completing the project. And I paid him $11k up front. Probably never get that back. :( That’s why I want someone local that works exclusively for me.


    #78124

    VegasAgent
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    Do you know anything about this guy? http://gurueffect.com/ He is in your neck of the woods. Any good with SEO?


    #78172

    Summer
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    I couldn’t say; haven’t heard of them or know anyone who’s worked with them.


    #78174

    VegasAgent
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    what is the real estate site you built?


    #78181

    Summer
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    http://www.shaunfarrellre.com

    I didn’t do much outside of setting up a bare bones AgentPress theme for him and tested out a couple of IDX options before he decided to pull that for the time being.


    #78184

    VegasAgent
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    Mine are pretty simple sites – have to be for this old brain to be able to pick it up. :) I looked at some of your other designs and they are lovely (I like the zombie one!) There is quite a bit of money in designing real estate web sites (lots of new agents getting into the business all the time around the country) so you may want to think about creating a nifty new design for Realtors and figure out the best IDX to incorporate and start marketing it.


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