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Yes. The first item is perfect! Updated application to return a 410 in case index1.php is requested But the second item needs to be removed. Added a disallow: /index1.php line to our robots.txt This will not allow Google and Bing to know of your 410. As for item three, Began requesting url removals from google. ...forget it. Too much work ...


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Yes you can. In fact, I recommend it and others too. I would not work so hard on my regular expression to include version numbers- just ^PHP.*$ You will find that some agent names are consistently up to no good even though some will argue that they can be used for good and should not be blocked. That is a negative argument. I study these things and I ...


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PHP user agents are known as libraries. It should be no problem if you block them since legitimate crawlers use other string types, however, can't you check and block only the IP's? In this site, for example, you have ways to block only Chinese traffic.


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Putting your server behind Cloudflare can help solving your issues (or at least mitigate most of them) easily. Many features are available for free. It will save you a lot of time and pain. P.S.: I am not affiliated with Cloudflare in any way.


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I've also found this page: https://www.google.com/webmasters/tools/spamreportform?hl=en Hope it will help others to protect against fake websites and scams.


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At Gmail Support area there's the reference to the daily sending limit, which is 500 messages per day or a huge number of undeliverable messages. In an effort to fight spam and prevent abuse, Google will temporarily disable your account if you send messages to more than 500 recipients or if you send a large number of undeliverable messages. If you ...


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It's not normal that your site is outranking you, but can happen. Google has its own tool to report Scrapped content, you can check it here -> https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1Pw1KVOVRyr4a7ezj_6SHghnX1Y6bp1SOVmy60QjkF0Y/viewform I also advise you to make a DMCA complaint, as addresses copyright issues and can act faster. I had that experience in the past ...


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Issue 1: Using [at] as a munge. The plain and simple truth is that the tools that harvest e-mail addresses off of websites are fairly sophisticated and can even read JavaScript to a point. I did a study of this about 10 years ago and developed a munge tool and hosted it online that still works extremely well. The reason why I mention this is because I found ...



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