We are experiencing server strain from 30000 instances of a bot accessing our site. It's legitimate bots like Googlebot. Blocking bad bots via the htaccess file does not seem to work.
Update: It appears from the newest information that our website was hacked and a few pages were injected with some code that was detected by the server antivirus scan. We restored the site from a previous version and the code is gone. This would explain how someone was able to submit their site in such a way that Google believes they have to send their Googlebot to our site for crawling. We believe the solution now is to migrate the site to a secure managed Wordpress hosting service like WP Engine.
Would you have the expertise to advise us on the situation and help us work on re-submitting to Google?
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I have some queries regarding the specifications of the project. Could we please have a chat? My Skills: Software Architecture, Web Security, PHP, Linux and System Admin