WordPress Hacked

When I started building WordPress blogs a few years back, they were constantly being hacked. I spent countless hours rebuilding sites only for them to get hacked again.

But slowly I learned how to harden sites against hackers. It’s a skill not enough WordPress webmasters learn and many are unaware of just how easily an unprotected WP blog can be hacked.

Since I’d developed some expertise in building secure blogs, it’s a service I offer to clients and customers. But, every so often, a client messes with the security plugins and protocols I set up and something bad happens.

There were two such cases in point just in the last week.…

One of the things I’m asked quite often by my customers is if I build any sites with WordPress (I have a few products that are not WordPress-related so my customers wouldn’t necessarily know about my blogs).

Well, this blog is built with WordPress. As are many of my other sites. Though not all my sites are built on WordPress.

For someone not familiar with WordPress, building a site with it can be a daunting prospect. There’s quite a bit to learn. And WordPress doesn’t have any security built in, so those new to it won’t be aware that tweaks and plugins have to be added to make a blog less prone …

2012 saw two major updates to Google’s search engine known as the Panda and Penguin updates. These changed the landscape by introducing new criteria by which websites are ranked. It’s fair to say that while Google intended to scrub thin, spammy sites from its index and boost quality sites to the top of the rankings, the exact opposite happened.

There are plenty of stories about legitimate online businesses (not internet or affiliate marketers) who saw their sites (and earnings) tank overnight as a result of the Google updates (particularly Penguin). Despite the hue and cry that was raised at the time, Google remained uncharacteristically quiet in the aftermath. Perhaps they were too …

Hacking of WordPress blogs is becoming a major problem, as I’ve outlined in my Repairing a Hacked WordPress Blog report.

It doesn’t matter whether you’re a big business or a small-time webmaster who gets little of no traffic. If you have a WordPress blog, then you’re ripe to be hacked.

Especially if you give no consideration to securing your site.

And most people don’t…because they think it’s too complicated.

Ok, let me throw some statistics at you…

  • Only 15% of the 75 Million+ WordPress Sites run the latest WordPress Version!
  • 26 million of 36 million self hosted WordPress sites run little or no security
  • Website security is your problem and not your

I’ve had a number of my WordPress blogs get hacked over the last year so I’ve learned the hard way how to repair a hacked blog and how to secure my blogs against future attacks. And now I’ve put what I’ve learned into my new PDF report: Repairing a Hacked WordPress Blog.

The report is only $5. I wish I’d had info like this when I found my blogs were hacked – it would have saved me a huge amount of time. I’ve heard that it can cost $100 to get a pro to clean up your blog though I never used such a service myself.

UPDATE: Profit Marketer has now morphed into WP Toolkit.

Introducing the most comprehensive WordPress integrated, passive profit system ever developed! With over 12 months and $250,000 in development and over 7,000 current members, for the next 4 days you have the unique opportunity to get everything you need to succeed in one complete All-Access package at an incredible price!

Welcome to Profit Marketer! Over 90 training videos, over 80 premium WordPress plugins, over 100 premium WordPress themes, and 2 power-packed services that put the icing on the cake!

If you are still wondering what Profit Marketer is:

It is the most complete Integrated WordPress-Based site building and “Make Money Blogging” …

Webhosting Disaster

Update Nov 20th: PayPal found in my favor and refunded the hosting fees I’d paid to Heroehost. However, Heroehost didn’t restore access to my accounts as a result. There was a brief window when I had access to Internet Marketing Deals and I was able to download an old backup from Heroehost. When I tried to rebuild the site, I found that some of the database tables were corrupted or damaged and couldn’t get the site back up. The blog you’re now reading is now hosted with ServInt.


I had a disaster strike two weekends ago.

I have 17 WordPress websites hosted with Heroehost, which include this blog and Internet Marketing Deals

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Despite it’s lousy name, you can’t judge a book by its cover, so what does BTF (as I’ll now refer to it) have to offer?

Who’s Behind “Bring The…

UPDATE: Loki Link Builder Is No Longer Available

My current recommended alternative is SENukeX TNG.

Getting SEO backlinks can be both a pain and very time consuming. A while back, probably more than a year ago, I promoted a WordPress plugin called Web Traffic Genius [no longer available]. It’s a plugin I used on all my blogs as it created an RSS feed for each post I made, with additional articles I specified being added to each RSS feed as they were created. It was a great way to build ongoing backlinks to my sites as each time a post was published, that meant a load of new backlinks …

As we all know, the apps market is booming. Android has somewhere between 50% and 60% of market share, depending on where you look and Apple have between 23% and 30%. Yet it’s the apps for Apple’s iPhone and iPads that seem to be selling. Android users seem to expect to get apps for free. There’s a good article about why app developers do better with iOS than with Android here.

Given that the apps market for iOS is doing so well, I’ve been looking into getting into it. I could have gone the route of becoming an app developer myself, but I really don’t have the time to learn a …

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