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    Rankings effected from malware


    Hi all,

    Not posted on here in a very long time.

    One of my websites was infected with malware. I cleaned up the site, restored from a previous uninfected backup and requested a review from Google using the link in the search console.

    Google emailed today to say the review was successful and that the warnings visible to users are being removed.

    My site is now accessible without any warnings, however, my rankings have seriously dropped and have not returned. Is this normal? Will the rankings return or do I need to do anything else?

    Many thanks for the advice guys.

    M
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    If I am not mistaken, you will have to wait till Google Bot re-crawls your site. This could take from 1 day to a few weeks. Google never does anything timely......

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    Originally Posted by KnowOneSpecial
    If I am not mistaken, you will have to wait till Google Bot re-crawls your site. This could take from 1 day to a few weeks. Google never does anything timely......
    Got to agree here, however what you could do is make a sitemap of all of the pages that were impacted (if you have a list) and then submit the sitemap. May help speed up the process slightly.
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    Originally Posted by ThomasHarvey
    Got to agree here, however what you could do is make a sitemap of all of the pages that were impacted (if you have a list) and then submit the sitemap. May help speed up the process slightly.
    Thanks for the advice guys. Hopefully rankings will start to come back soon

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