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Block International IPs. GoogleBot dislike it?
Block International IPs. GoogleBot dislike it?
clarksc3

10+ Year Member



 
Msg#: 27830 posted 8:52 pm on Feb 3, 2005 (gmt 0)

I am planning on bloacking all non-US and non-Canadian traffic to my sites. This is to reduce click fraud on my websites.

Are there googlebots out there I will be blocking? Any other google considerations before I block the IPS? Thanks.

IPs to be blocked:
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Stefan

WebmasterWorld Senior Member 10+ Year Member



 
Msg#: 27830 posted 4:41 am on Feb 5, 2005 (gmt 0)

A bit of a brute force approach isn't it? An internet "Fortress America"...

There has to be a list of G IP#'s somewhere, (not sure where just off-hand). You can at least look at your logs and get it from there. Maybe one of the great minds at WW will pitch in with something.

pendanticist

WebmasterWorld Senior Member 10+ Year Member



 
Msg#: 27830 posted 9:37 am on Feb 5, 2005 (gmt 0)

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py9jmas

10+ Year Member



 
Msg#: 27830 posted 10:41 am on Feb 5, 2005 (gmt 0)

The only time I've come across a site from Google that blocked me for not being an American, I immediately sent a complaint to Google. Returning sites in their index that I can't access is a waste of my time and I will report such sites to Google.

Nikke

10+ Year Member



 
Msg#: 27830 posted 11:00 am on Feb 5, 2005 (gmt 0)

Blocking international IPs sounds too sounds like a really stupid idea. Even though you're product/info is intended for north americans only, there is a world of potential customers out there. Not to mention webmasters who might link to you if they like your site/products/info whatever.

The official GW Bush campaign site did it, and I could never really understand why. If anythng, I would consider the option of displaying different content based on IP. In a way we already do this at some international sites. US visitors see US affiliate ads, Europeans see pan-European affiliate ads or country specific content all others see CPM ads or ads that are valid world wide.

Our content on these sites is in English. And even though I have very few ads valid for Asian visitors, I wouldn't lock them out. I have quite a few good links from Thai and Japanese sites. Wouldn't want to loose those.

clarksc3

10+ Year Member



 
Msg#: 27830 posted 2:41 pm on Feb 5, 2005 (gmt 0)

Thanks for the feedback. Let me give you a little more info on why I am doing this.

I pay $1500+ a day to 2nd tier PPC engines. I have been getting more and more bad traffic (Not surprising). Atleast $300 a day is fradulent and coming from foreign countries.

I got atleast one of these PPC companies to agree and credit me back all the foreign traffic they send me.

My test ran yesterday and 22% of all PPC traffic was foreign. The IP were blocked in Windows Server 2003 using IIS settings.

I think this may work.

kingdean

5+ Year Member



 
Msg#: 27830 posted 6:15 pm on Feb 8, 2005 (gmt 0)

I would get on the PPC companies *ss about that. One company I got on their case so bad and threatened them that they sent me an entire log file of IP addresses, dates, times, keywords etc for my PPC account and I proved that I was paying for fraudulent traffic. They canceled my account the next day without my permission and returned the unused money I had with them.

There is more fraud going on than you know.

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