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(Entry was posted by Daniel Moore on this post in the Dumb SEO Questions community on Facebook, Thursday, November 12, 2015).

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Hello to everyone at SEO Questions.

I have recently been the target of a DDoS attack which made my website run really really slowly.

I have setup a page with inline CSS and HTML so if anything like this does happen again I can re-direct users to this static page.

Does anyone know of a way that I can re-direct users after a page hasn`t loaded after a certain amount of time?

Many Thanks in advance

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  • Daniel Moore: Hello to everyone at SEO Questions.

    I have recently been the target of a DDoS attack which made my website run really really slowly.

    I have setup a page with inline CSS and HTML so if anything like this does happen again I can re-direct users to this static page.

    Does anyone know of a way that I can re-direct users after a page hasn't loaded after a certain amount of time?

    Many Thanks in advance
  • Dave Elliott: You might be able to chuck a piece of javascript into a custom 404/501 page or something to do what you want. BUT, Google will hate you for doing this and  ;I REALLY REALLY WOULDN'T RECOMMEND IT.

    Instead i'd be looking into things like running image/scripts and the rest of the site through a CDN and setting up monitoring tools to watch for large traffic spikes (normally the first sign of an attack).

    Not a lot you can do to stop DDOS attacks without spending a lot of money on bandwidth or by having very clever firewalls in place. ;
  • Daniel Moore: Hi

    Thank you for the response, I think I will leave the long load re-direct, don't want to anger Google (again). I will look into monitoring tools and see what is available. Thank you for the advice.
  • Edwin Jonk: From the expert panel in this weeks SEO Questions hangout on air on 00:01:44 into the YouTube video:

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  • Daniel Moore: I can't beleive I have been featured on dumb SEO questions, amazing!!!

    I can understand what they are saying but it is only meant as a temporary fix until the issue could be resolved on a server level.

    No one wants to be DDOS attacked and I wanted any genuine visitors to see something rather than seeing an error and then going to a competitors website. I will take their and 's ; advice and leave everything as it is, so not to upset Google.
  • Jim Munro: You were not singled out,  ;, every question is answered every week by the Panel during our Thursday, HOA. We are also grateful for the many forum heroes who front up to answer questions on this community throughout the week (  ;is one) as they are unable to participate in the weekly HOA because of time constraints.

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