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WordPress Hacked: Spam BackLinks

As you may recall, I switched my WordPress theme two months ago , and installed a new theme called PixelPower. If you read my previous post, I had disabled W3 Total Cache Minify and replaced with Better WordPress Minify. So after successfully implementing the W3 Total Cache minify on another blog I decided to give mine a second chance; the problem I found was that it takes a few seconds for W3TC to write it to disk, and my Amazon CloudFront gets a 404 the first time it tries to hit it … After a second attempt it seems to be working fine.

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New Blog, New Theme, Better Performance

Short note on a few changes I’ve made lately … For those who syndicate my blog, I changed the look .. got bored of that Apple-ish look and installed a much cleaner one. I also wanted to improve the reading experience and made tons of improvements on performance and loading time: I installed Varnish in front of Apache. I originally installed Varnish 2.1.5 a few weeks ago and the different was amazing.

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WP Super Cache Hacked and Cloaked my Site!

Classified as RANT!

Prequel: I noticed that some pages were taking too long to load … I heard good things about WP Super Cache and I had tried it before, but it was messing up when toggling between web view and mobile view … randomly providing web users the mobile view, and mobile users the web view … I decided to give it another chance, tested, and it works … speeded up the site drastically.

Chapter 1: A week goes by and I notice a drop in site traffic … I analyze why and it’s mainly organic traffic from Google

More specifically, % Change -42.81% … ok, now I’m pissed… why all the sudden my search ranking dropped so much?!

Chapter 2: I perform a search for some of my main articles, such as Free Social Media Monitoring Tools . Result?

Buy Meridia Pill? Reliable Online Drugstore? WTF?! Where did this come from? I obviously never put that there … So I click through and it’s my regular content … but if I open the cached Google version, this is what I see:

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