Sally_Stitts - 7:01 am on Feb 16, 2010 (gmt 0) [edited by: Sally_Stitts at 7:09 am (utc) on Feb 16, 2010]
If Google indexes a page, then it may show that page anywhere in the world and there's no way for webmasters to choose specific countries and not others.
That's a shame. It would really be nice, and allow us to solve several problems.
I just found a page that will generate IP blocking code for any country, to be added to an .htaccess file. For FREE! Just enter the country, hit "Go", and there is your code.
The problem is, that there are over 400 lines of code, for India alone. Yikes. Over 100 for Pakistan. Over 1,200 for China. I was hoping for a somewhat easier, more elegant solution. I don't think it is a good idea to have an .htacess file with thousands of lines in it. Wouldn't that significantly slow down access for everybody else? Especially since Google has recently placed such a premium on speed.
[edited by: Sally_Stitts at 7:09 am (utc) on Feb 16, 2010]