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Are there googlebots out there I will be blocking? Any other google considerations before I block the IPS? Thanks.
IPs to be blocked:
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.
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.
There is more fraud going on than you know.