I run the NoScript Firefox plug-in, so even if there was something bad lurking, I’m not sure I would have found it (I hope)…
So what’s the story on the “Badware”? Was there a rogue script that was attempting to compromise Google’s website tester, or was it a false positive on Google’s part?
Some spambot put up a bunch of html pages in some of this site’s subdirectories. It got in through some PHP security flaws in wordpress. I’ve since upgraded to a new version of WP. Unfortunately, it’s probably full of security flaws too, since they add new features along with the security fixes.
There’s also a very good chance that a lot/some of your past posts aren’t getting indexed. I don’t have the reference handy, but the SEO site that talked about this recently (a couple weeks ago I think) mentioned this, and as a side benefit, putting up the Sitemap also reduced Google’s crawling time (but they had way over 10,000 posts).
I don’t think I’ll be losing any sleep over some older posts not being indexed.
Indexing the stuff that people actually want is Google’s job and they do it pretty well, for the most part. The posts that aren’t indexed probably aren’t useful enough to warrant showing up as search results.
your diet blog is down.
Yeah, that was one of my sub-blogs that was attacked.
Your posts weren’t showing up on Google Reader for me. Re-added. Not sure if that was an issue on my end or yours.
Mail (will not be published) (required)
Notify me of followup comments via e-mail
Notify me of follow-up comments by email.
Notify me of new posts by email.
Mark Wilbur lived in Taiwan as a student, an EFL teacher and entrepreneur, later joined an edu tech start-up in Beijing and is now in SF.