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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:
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.
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.