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Blocking Googlebot By accident

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by mainceaft, May 14, 2014.

  1. mainceaft

    mainceaft Regular Member

    Hi all
    I just want to warn everyone who block alot of bots from their site to make sure Googlebot not blocked
    today went to one of my sites and I notice last visit from Googlebot was from almost a week .
    I checked .htaccess and i found wrong code that blocking Googlebot ouch ..
    to prevent this to anyone else I suggest use user-agent-switcher firefox addon
    and add this new user-agent :-
    Mozilla/5.0 (compatible; Googlebot/2.1; +http://www.google.com/bot.html)
    Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; CPU iPhone OS 6_0 like Mac OS X) AppleWebKit/536.26 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/6.0 Mobile/10A5376e Safari/8536.25 (compatible; Googlebot/2.1; +http://www.google.com/bot.html)
    Complete List here
    And test your site using user-agent-switcher .
    I hope this helps .
  2. Numbuh362

    Numbuh362 Elite Member

    Aug 22, 2012
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    Good thing that you caught that, I probably should start blocking bots too.