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An administrator may "block" or limit access to portions of his or her website to any number of computers.

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Block all IP addresses

I am setting up a company intranet (extranet) and need to block all traffic requesting to the portal besides anyone connected to our VPN. What I've tried I've tried adding this to /etc/apache2/httpd....
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Indexed, though blocked by robots.txt [duplicate]

I am working on an e-commerce website (similar to e-bay) where users can buy or sell products. The urls for buying a product are like: example.com/browse/cars example.com/browse/toys etc And the urls ...
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How do I identify and block a bot from my site?

In Google Analytics I can see that I started getting traffic to one page on my site, which is /search. It is as if a bot is visiting the site, entering "" in the search bar and pressing ...
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How to block access with certain string in the URL?

My site used to have a SEO hack. Although I have reinstalled the website, the attacker is still trying to access these URLs via Google or direct: /404.html?page=/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/... /wp-...
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Blocked URL in Bing still showing up in search results

I am trying to block a URL from showing up in search results. I am the webmaster for the site, and the content has been deleted. I used the "block URL" link 2 days ago and the URL is still showing ...
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Block Competitors From Viewing Paid Ads?

I need some help blocking some competitors from viewing our paid ads. We use a software to see where our traffic is coming from. We are seeing a lot of clicks to our paid ads from URLs and IP ...
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How can I block suspicious traffic from Amazon?

Could someone please tell me, very simply, how to block Amazon Technologies Inc from accessing my webpage. I was hit last week by a very unusual surge of traffic, with another visit a couple of days ...
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My site is falsely classified as malicious by Office 365 Advanced Threat Protection

My website is getting flagged by Office 365 Advanced Threat Protection. This is what a user sent me: When I scan the website with Sucuri it seems like everything is clean. Screenshot below. If this ...
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Unable to find cause why Joomla website blacklisted by Google (Deceptive site ahead)

We developed a new website for our company. The old website work on Joomla 2.5, for example https://www.company.com. Page www.company.com/administrator closed by password via .htaccess The new ...
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Create one common blacklist that applies to all campaigns in Google AdWords

We are currently creating an IP exclusion list for each campaign separately in Google AdWords. Is it possible to instead have one common list for all of my campaigns? Is it possible to make ...
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Google Search Console says "submitted URL blocked by robots.txt" even though there is no robots.txt file

Today I got a email notice from Google that there were search problems with my site. I logged into Google Search Console. It shows that 1 file was being blocked by robots.txt, and has been for ...
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Googlebot cannot access 'maps.googleapis.com' and '.js'. Is this preventing my site from getting indexed in Google search?

When I fetch and render it is showing partial. It looks fine. The same way Google sees it is the same way visitors see it. But 'maps.googleapis.com' and '.js' are showing blocked. But I didn't blocked ...
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Blocking bad bots in .htacess - should I add a BLOCK list or ALLOW list?

I got my Siteground hosting account suspended yesterday due to the allowed CPU overage. Besides recommendation to disable or control the WP heartbeat API, I was also recommended to block bad bots and ...
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What type of IP block rule is used when only the last digits of the IP address of bot traffic are the same?

I have a list of bot (traffic) IPs (around 6000). I'm able to block them when buying traffic to my sites. 193.154.239.54 84.56.102.50 92.105.183.21 193.83.238.7 212.95.5.170 92.211.215.128 93.214.99....
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How to identify and correct web site category misclassification that blocks users?

I have a web site which lists bicycle events in the region, and have got a report from user which gets following error when trying to access it using company WiFi: Web Page Blocked Access to the ...
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Deny access to one of two sites using the same .htaccess

I need to set up my .htaccess file to deny access to the site if they are accessing the staging.example.com. I have a Magento 2 store and have set up deployment using Capistrano, which will be ...
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Will geolocation DNS blocking some countries hurt search rank?

I am using geolocation DNS to block some countries. Visitors coming from these countries will be directed to another web server with a blank web page with few words and contact email address. I see ...
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How do I block India from visiting my site?

I want to avoid large scale content theft and plagiarism‎ which mainly comes from India as they have no laws preventing Indians from stealing content. Is this possible via .htaccess or some other ...
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How long before Google indexes a new (to me) domain that previously had spam and virus problems?

I registered a new ".com" domain, but when I added it to the Google Search Console I saw that there were problems with viruses and spam problems. I submitted a request for reconsideration. Google ...
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Outlook is blocking my mail bot

I've set up a basic website where people can also create an account. This feature is protected against spammers by using a reCAPTCHA and an email verification system, to send a verification link to ...
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Why do many websites block requests from common HTTP libraries by user-agent?

Writing spiders, I have noticed that many sites will return a 403 error if I hit them from popular HTTP software libraries, unless I manually override the default User-Agent header used by the library....
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IP Address Deny Manager does not seem to work

I blocked an IP trying login attempts through IP Address Deny Manager on cpanel but it doesn't seem to work. I still see the blocked IP on my visitor log? If IP Address Deny Manager is not helpful, ...
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Websence has blocked a website classifying it as uncategorized [closed]

Websence has blocked a website classifying it as uncategorized. But it is an Educational Website for an NGO named DigitaleSchool.in Could you please help me with this ? Thanks, Animesh
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Would blocking all EU traffic (to comply with EU cookie law) have unexpected consequences such as crawlers or SEO?

I work for a non-profit in the United States. We are looking at implementing re-targeting, however, our legal department is concerned about us violating "EU Cookie Law". We are a local non-profit ...
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Do I really have to block MJ12Bot (as the prevailing visitor on my site)?

I am all for allowing any legitimate search engines to visit my site, but I've noticed that on my business-card-style website about every other request comes from MJ12Bot, yet for well-known reasons ...
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Chrome blocks new downloads from my site even after site verification

Google Chrome blocks downloads of my .exe application from my site. App.exe may harm your computer, so Chrome has blocked it. I temporarily fixed this issue by conducting website verification as ...
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Problems blocking URLs

I took over as WM for our website a while ago. The old website was produced using html code, new 1 using proprietary software. I've tried blocking old URLs in Google (ending in .htm) but not ...
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Why would I only be able to connect to my website from some computers, but not others?

I have a really strange problem, it's so strange for me that I cannot deal with it. I was working on site development on a 1und1.de server then one day I decided to try ssh, I probably made too many ...
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fail2ban logs IP address trying to access server, enough?

I have fail2ban and logwatch set up. There are IP addresses that are banned > 20 times every day for trying to brute force (I assume) access the server. I have added these IP addresses to the ....
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Handling visitors computers that don't report languages or countries

I added google analytics to the mobile version of my site and three days later it seems that most of the visitors either do not have a language set or a country code set. Should I assume every ...
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requests with http://. should I block?

I took a look at my logs and found out that earlier this year, random computers made a request to resources and my log recorded it as follows: "GET http://testp3.pospr.waw.pl/testproxy.php HTTP/1.1" ...
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