8 hrs downtime and rankings suddenly down?

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Hello warriors,
Yesterday my site went down for 8 hrs as it got hacked. Luckily i had backup and was able to restore it but site's main keyword ranking went to 26 from 11. Is it temporary?

Btw my site gets updated very frequently so googlebot visits my site every hour. So+ i am sure that googlebot had tried to visit my site 7-8 times during the downtime.
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  • Profile picture of the author lovboa
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    Yeah, you should be fine. As long as the hacker didn't do anything else...like sneak in links on your site.

    I don't know how somebody did this...I wasn't hacked or anything...but there was a very sneaky link on my footer a month ago. It wasn't invisible, but it was colored so that I cannot see it, and I must have not seen it for weeks.

    I have no idea how anybody did that. Maybe the author of a plugin I downloaded? It can't be author of the theme because it was never there before.
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  • Profile picture of the author Alexdoerr
    It happens that the server goes down and the same time google spiders crawl the website. When they do not find the pages that were ranked, google removes or falls your rankings down. It is better to find a reliable host that could give you best uptime.
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  • Profile picture of the author summerfranken
    originally posted by Alexdoerr
    It happens that the server goes down and the same time google spiders crawl the website. When they do not find the pages that were ranked, google removes or falls your rankings down. It is better to find a reliable host that could give you best uptime.
    I agree with this.
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  • Profile picture of the author Hardik Jogi
    Hi guys,
    Just got my website back to 14 when i use california proxy. It is still 26 in chicago and other parts.

    Thus i got to know that google updates first for california and then for the rest of the world.
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  • I would recommend using a website monitoring service like Pingdom so that you get immediately alerted when your site is down. Then you can contact your hosting provider and get them on the problem before it is too late.
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