grandma_genie - 11:35 pm on Aug 18, 2010 (gmt 0)
maxmind.com sounds helpful, but I'd have to have my host install it and at this point I don't trust my host to do anything right. He charges too much, too. So, I guess I will just block IPs. Thanks dstiles for the IPs you have blocked. It looks like Websense is all over the place. Lately my server logs are chock full of bots and visitors from everyplace but America. Lots come from Google Images and Yahoo Images - most foreign visitors, whom I do not sell to. I have just banned Googlebot-Image and Yahoo-MMCrawler in my htaccess file. Everyone seems to be making a fine living off my pictures. I sell stuffed animals and take my own pictures of them. All the image sites (Google images, Yahoo images, MSN, etc.) take them off my site freely. I find them everywhere. One visitor was from a nasty site (referrer in server logs) and ended up on my site looking for only God knows what (naked stuffed animals?). Very irritating. Maybe the course to take is to block everyone and only allow American visitors. What do you think of that?