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Do you block bots on your PBN?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by MySeoEmail, Dec 21, 2015.

  1. MySeoEmail

    MySeoEmail Regular Member

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    I have read that blocking bots are a bad thing. Actually talked to a guy that works for google and they said when they crawl sites, if they find your site blocking said bots they investigate further.

    My personal philosophy is to build a PBN site that doesn't look like a PBN site. Every one of my domains are niche specific. And I have not blocked bots on any of my sites!

    Is it wise to block or not block?
     
  2. BBKane

    BBKane Registered Member

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    .htaccess file. There are examples and explanations out there.

    You could do robots.txt too but everyone who wants to see that can. So that's generally a 'no go'.

    Look it up you'll find your answers.
     
  3. ezines

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    If you want to block bots through robots.txt make sure the order is different in every site you put it on. It could be a huge footprint if just copy and paste the same thing for all your site.

    I do block bots on some other sites particularly those unimportant ones, but they're random. I think there's also an option inside iThemes security to block bots. Of course, you want to leave out Google, Yahoo, Bing, Yandex and other legit search engines.
     
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    Hi, i think its wise to block a bot to protect your PBN. You can use this on your .htaccess. Hope it helps :)

    RewriteEngine On
    RewriteCond %{REQUEST_URI} !/robots.txt$
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*BLEXBot.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*BotRightHere.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*MojeekBot.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*fyberspider.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*Exabot.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*metajobbot.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*BlackWidow.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*Ezooms.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*Nutch.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*Jetbot.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*WebVac.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*Stanford.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*scooter.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*naver.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*dumbot.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*Hatena\ Antenna.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*grub.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*looksmart.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*WebZip.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*larbin.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*b2w/0.1.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*Copernic.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*psbot.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*Python-urllib.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*NetMechanic.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*URL_Spider_Pro.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*CherryPicker.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*EmailCollector.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*EmailSiphon.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*WebBandit.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*EmailWolf.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*Email.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*ExtractorPro.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*CopyRightCheck.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*Crescent.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*SiteSnagger.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*ProWebWalker.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*CheeseBot.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*LNSpiderguy.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*ia_archiver.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*Alexibot.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*Teleport.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*MIIxpc.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*Telesoft.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*Website\ Quester.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*moget.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*WebStripper.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*WebSauger.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*WebCopier.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*NetAnts.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*Mister\ PiX.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*WebAuto.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*TheNomad.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*WWW-Collector-E.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*RMA.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*libWeb/clsHTTP.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*asterias.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*httplib.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*turingos.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*spanner.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*Harvest.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*InfoNaviRobot.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*Bullseye.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*WebBandit.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*turingos.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*NICErsPRO.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*Microsoft\ URL\ Control.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*DittoSpyder.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*Foobot.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*WebmasterWorldForumBot.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*SpankBot.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*BotALot.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*lwp-trivial.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*WebmasterWorld.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*BunnySlippers.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*URLy\ Warning.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*Wget.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*LinkWalker.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*cosmos.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*hloader.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*humanlinks.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*LinkextractorPro.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*Offline\ Explorer.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*Mata\ Hari.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*LexiBot.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*Web\ Image\ Collector.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*The\ Intraformant.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*True_Robot.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*BlowFish.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*SearchEngineWorld.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*JennyBot.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*MIIxpc.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*BuiltBotTough.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*ProPowerBot.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*BackDoorBot.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*toCrawl/UrlDispatcher.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*WebEnhancer.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*suzuran.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*WebViewer.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*VCI.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*Szukacz.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*QueryN.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*Openfind.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*Openbot.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*Webster.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*EroCrawler.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*LinkScan.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*Keyword.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*Kenjin.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*Iron33.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*Bookmark\ search\ tool.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*GetRight.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*FairAd\ Client.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*Gaisbot.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*Aqua_Products.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*Radiation\ Retriever\ 1.1.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*Flaming\ AttackBot.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*Oracle\ Ultra\ Search.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*MSIECrawler.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*PerMan.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*searchpreview.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*sootle.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*Enterprise_Search.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*Bot\ mailto:[email protected]*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*ChinaClaw.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*Custo.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*DISCo.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*Download\ Demon.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*eCatch.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*EirGrabber.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*EmailSiphon.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*EmailWolf.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*Express\ WebPictures.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*ExtractorPro.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*EyeNetIE.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*FlashGet.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*GetRight.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*GetWeb!.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*Go!Zilla.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*Go-Ahead-Got-It.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*GrabNet.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*Grafula.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*HMView.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*HTTrack.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*Image\ Stripper.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*Image\ Sucker.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*Indy\ Library.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*InterGET.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*Internet\ Ninja.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*JetCar.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*JOC\ Web\ Spider.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*larbin.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*LeechFTP.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*Mass\ Downloader.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*MIDown\ tool.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*Mister\ PiX.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*Navroad.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*NearSite.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*NetAnts.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*NetSpider.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*Net\ Vampire.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*NetZIP.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*Octopus.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*Offline\ Explorer.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*Offline\ Navigator.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*PageGrabber.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*Papa\ Foto.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*pavuk.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*pcBrowser.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*RealDownload.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*ReGet.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*SiteSnagger.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*SmartDownload.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*SuperBot.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*SuperHTTP.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*Surfbot.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*tAkeOut.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*Teleport\ Pro.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*VoidEYE.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*Web\ Image\ Collector.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*Web\ Sucker.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*WebAuto.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*WebCopier.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*WebStripper.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*WebFetch.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*WebGo\ IS.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*WebLeacher.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*WebReaper.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*WebSauger.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*Website\ eXtractor.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*Website\ Quester.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*WebStripper.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*WebWhacker.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*WebZIP.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*Wget.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*Widow.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*WWWOFFLE.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*Xaldon\ WebSpider.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*Zeus.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*Semrush.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*BecomeBot.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*AhrefsBot.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*MJ12bot.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*rogerbot.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*exabot.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*Xenu.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*dotbot.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*gigabot.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*BlekkoBot.*$ [NC]
    RewriteRule ^.*.* - [F,L]
     
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  5. MySeoEmail

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    So just copy that and paste it in the htaaccess over what is already there?
     
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    MySeoEmail Regular Member

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    This is what is there now:

    # BEGIN WordPress
    <IfModule mod_rewrite.c>
    RewriteEngine On
    RewriteBase /
    RewriteRule ^index\.php$ - [L]
    RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f
    RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-d
    RewriteRule . /index.php [L]
    </IfModule>

    # END WordPress


    Where do I put it?
     
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    You put all the rewritecond's and the action AFTER where your current rewriteconds and action are now.
     
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    This is what is there now:

    # BEGIN WordPress
    <IfModule mod_rewrite.c>
    RewriteEngine On
    RewriteBase /
    RewriteRule ^index\.php$ - [L]
    RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f
    RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-d
    RewriteRule . /index.php [L]
    </IfModule>

    # END WordPress


    Where do I put it?


    So write below # END WordPress?
     
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    # BEGIN WordPress
    <IfModule mod_rewrite.c>

    RewriteEngine On
    RewriteBase /

    RewriteCond %{REQUEST_URI} !/robots.txt$
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*BLEXBot.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*BotRightHere.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*MojeekBot.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*fyberspider.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*Exabot.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*metajobbot.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*BlackWidow.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*Ezooms.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*Nutch.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*Jetbot.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*WebVac.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*Stanford.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*scooter.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*naver.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*dumbot.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*Hatena\ Antenna.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*grub.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*looksmart.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*WebZip.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*larbin.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*b2w/0.1.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*Copernic.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*psbot.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*Python-urllib.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*NetMechanic.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*URL_Spider_Pro.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*CherryPicker.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*EmailCollector.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*EmailSiphon.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*WebBandit.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*EmailWolf.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*Email.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*ExtractorPro.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*CopyRightCheck.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*Crescent.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*SiteSnagger.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*ProWebWalker.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*CheeseBot.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*LNSpiderguy.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*ia_archiver.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*Alexibot.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*Teleport.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*MIIxpc.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*Telesoft.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*Website\ Quester.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*moget.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*WebStripper.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*WebSauger.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*WebCopier.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*NetAnts.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*Mister\ PiX.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*WebAuto.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*TheNomad.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*WWW-Collector-E.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*RMA.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*libWeb/clsHTTP.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*asterias.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*httplib.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*turingos.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*spanner.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*Harvest.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*InfoNaviRobot.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*Bullseye.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*WebBandit.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*turingos.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*NICErsPRO.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*Microsoft\ URL\ Control.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*DittoSpyder.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*Foobot.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*WebmasterWorldForumBot.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*SpankBot.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*BotALot.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*lwp-trivial.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*WebmasterWorld.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*BunnySlippers.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*URLy\ Warning.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*Wget.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*LinkWalker.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*cosmos.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*hloader.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*humanlinks.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*LinkextractorPro.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*Offline\ Explorer.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*Mata\ Hari.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*LexiBot.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*Web\ Image\ Collector.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*The\ Intraformant.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*True_Robot.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*BlowFish.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*SearchEngineWorld.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*JennyBot.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*MIIxpc.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*BuiltBotTough.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*ProPowerBot.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*BackDoorBot.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*toCrawl/UrlDispatcher.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*WebEnhancer.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*suzuran.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*WebViewer.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*VCI.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*Szukacz.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*QueryN.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*Openfind.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*Openbot.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*Webster.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*EroCrawler.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*LinkScan.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*Keyword.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*Kenjin.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*Iron33.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*Bookmark\ search\ tool.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*GetRight.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*FairAd\ Client.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*Gaisbot.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*Aqua_Products.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*Radiation\ Retriever\ 1.1.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*Flaming\ AttackBot.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*Oracle\ Ultra\ Search.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*MSIECrawler.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*PerMan.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*searchpreview.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*sootle.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*Enterprise_Search.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*Bot\ mailto:[email protected]*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*ChinaClaw.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*Custo.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*DISCo.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*Download\ Demon.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*eCatch.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*EirGrabber.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*EmailSiphon.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*EmailWolf.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*Express\ WebPictures.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*ExtractorPro.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*EyeNetIE.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*FlashGet.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*GetRight.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*GetWeb!.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*Go!Zilla.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*Go-Ahead-Got-It.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*GrabNet.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*Grafula.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*HMView.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*HTTrack.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*Image\ Stripper.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*Image\ Sucker.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*Indy\ Library.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*InterGET.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*Internet\ Ninja.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*JetCar.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*JOC\ Web\ Spider.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*larbin.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*LeechFTP.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*Mass\ Downloader.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*MIDown\ tool.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*Mister\ PiX.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*Navroad.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*NearSite.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*NetAnts.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*NetSpider.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*Net\ Vampire.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*NetZIP.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*Octopus.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*Offline\ Explorer.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*Offline\ Navigator.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*PageGrabber.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*Papa\ Foto.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*pavuk.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*pcBrowser.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*RealDownload.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*ReGet.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*SiteSnagger.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*SmartDownload.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*SuperBot.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*SuperHTTP.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*Surfbot.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*tAkeOut.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*Teleport\ Pro.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*VoidEYE.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*Web\ Image\ Collector.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*Web\ Sucker.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*WebAuto.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*WebCopier.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*WebStripper.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*WebFetch.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*WebGo\ IS.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*WebLeacher.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*WebReaper.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*WebSauger.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*Website\ eXtractor.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*Website\ Quester.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*WebStripper.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*WebWhacker.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*WebZIP.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*Wget.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*Widow.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*WWWOFFLE.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*Xaldon\ WebSpider.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*Zeus.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*Semrush.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*BecomeBot.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*AhrefsBot.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*MJ12bot.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*rogerbot.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*exabot.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*Xenu.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*dotbot.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*gigabot.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*BlekkoBot.*$ [NC]
    RewriteRule ^.*.* - [F,L]


    RewriteRule ^index\.php$ - [L]
    RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f
    RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-d
    RewriteRule . /index.php [L]



    </IfModule>

    # END WordPress

    Your WP install might overwrite that if you change your permalink settings, so make sure to back it up.
     
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  10. accelerator_dd

    accelerator_dd Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    1. Buddy, if your friend worked for Google on the anti-spam team, you wouldn't be asking us for SEO advice.

    2. There are good ways of blocking bots (.htaccess), and bad ways (robots.txt).

    3. Always block or you'll end up buying more domains than you can handle because competition will be reporting you 24/7
     
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  11. Nerevar

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  12. Checkered hat

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    Isn't faking the User agent is the simplest thing to do and every bot does that if they really want to not be left behind?

    I think this user agent blocking (or ip ranges if that matters) is similar to locking your front door with a giant but old and rusty padlock which every 5yo kid can unlock with a hair pin. You know what I'm talking about if you ever wrote a bot yourself or blocked ahrefs and found it still crawled all over your site.

    Is there a better way to block them?
     
  13. asap1

    asap1 BANNED BANNED

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    It seems like everyone believes everything is a footprint...

    Google is a algo not an all seeing god.

    Heres some code I came across on BHW some time ago

    Code:
    Options +FollowSymlinks RewriteEngine On
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} ^domainA.de [NC]
    RewriteRule ^(.*)$ http://domainB.de/$1 [L,R=301]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} ^www.domainA.de [NC]
    RewriteRule ^(.*)$ http://domainB.de/$1 [L,R=301]
    
    
    # BEGIN WordPress
    <IfModule mod_rewrite.c>
    RewriteEngine On
    RewriteBase /
    
    
    RewriteCond %{REQUEST_URI} !/robots.txt$
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*BLEXBot.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*BlackWidow.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*Nutch.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*Jetbot.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*WebVac.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*Stanford.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*scooter.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*naver.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*dumbot.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*Hatena\ Antenna.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*grub.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*looksmart.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*WebZip.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*larbin.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*b2w/0.1.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*Copernic.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*psbot.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*Python-urllib.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*NetMechanic.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*URL_Spider_Pro.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*CherryPicker.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*EmailCollector.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*EmailSiphon.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*WebBandit.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*EmailWolf.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*Email.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*ExtractorPro.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*CopyRightCheck.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*Crescent.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*SiteSnagger.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*ProWebWalker.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*CheeseBot.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*LNSpiderguy.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*ia_archiver.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*Alexibot.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*Teleport.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*MIIxpc.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*Telesoft.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*Website\ Quester.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*moget.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*WebStripper.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*WebSauger.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*WebCopier.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*NetAnts.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*Mister\ PiX.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*WebAuto.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*TheNomad.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*WWW-Collector-E.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*RMA.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*libWeb/clsHTTP.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*asterias.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*httplib.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*turingos.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*spanner.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*Harvest.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*InfoNaviRobot.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*Bullseye.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*WebBandit.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*NICErsPRO.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*Microsoft\ URL\ Control.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*DittoSpyder.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*Foobot.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*WebmasterWorldForumBot.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*SpankBot.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*BotALot.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*lwp-trivial.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*WebmasterWorld.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*BunnySlippers.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*URLy\ Warning.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*Wget.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*LinkWalker.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*cosmos.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*hloader.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*humanlinks.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*LinkextractorPro.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*Offline\ Explorer.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*Mata\ Hari.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*LexiBot.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*Web\ Image\ Collector.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*The\ Intraformant.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*True_Robot.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*BlowFish.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*SearchEngineWorld.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*JennyBot.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*MIIxpc.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*BuiltBotTough.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*ProPowerBot.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*BackDoorBot.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*toCrawl/UrlDispatcher.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*WebEnhancer.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*suzuran.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*WebViewer.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*VCI.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*Szukacz.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*QueryN.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*Openfind.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*Openbot.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*Webster.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*EroCrawler.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*LinkScan.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*Keyword.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*Kenjin.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*Iron33.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*Bookmark\ search\ tool.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*GetRight.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*FairAd\ Client.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*Gaisbot.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*Aqua_Products.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*Radiation\ Retriever\ 1.1.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*Flaming\ AttackBot.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*Oracle\ Ultra\ Search.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*MSIECrawler.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*PerMan.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*searchpreview.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*sootle.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*Enterprise_Search.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*Bot\ mailto:[email protected]*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*ChinaClaw.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*Custo.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*DISCo.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*Download\ Demon.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*eCatch.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*EirGrabber.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*EmailSiphon.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*EmailWolf.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*Express\ WebPictures.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*ExtractorPro.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*EyeNetIE.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*FlashGet.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*GetRight.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*GetWeb!.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*Go!Zilla.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*Go-Ahead-Got-It.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*GrabNet.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*Grafula.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*HMView.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*HTTrack.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*Image\ Stripper.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*Image\ Sucker.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*Indy\ Library.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*InterGET.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*Internet\ Ninja.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*JetCar.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*JOC\ Web\ Spider.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*larbin.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*LeechFTP.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*Mass\ Downloader.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*MIDown\ tool.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*Mister\ PiX.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*Navroad.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*NearSite.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*NetAnts.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*NetSpider.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*Net\ Vampire.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*NetZIP.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*Octopus.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*Offline\ Explorer.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*Offline\ Navigator.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*PageGrabber.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*Papa\ Foto.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*pavuk.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*pcBrowser.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*RealDownload.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*ReGet.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*SiteSnagger.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*SmartDownload.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*SuperBot.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*SuperHTTP.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*Surfbot.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*tAkeOut.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*Teleport\ Pro.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*VoidEYE.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*Web\ Image\ Collector.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*Web\ Sucker.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*WebAuto.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*WebCopier.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*WebFetch.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*WebGo\ IS.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*WebLeacher.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*WebReaper.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*WebSauger.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*Website\ eXtractor.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*Website\ Quester.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*WebStripper.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*WebWhacker.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*WebZIP.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*Wget.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*Widow.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*WWWOFFLE.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*Xaldon\ WebSpider.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*Zeus.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*Semrush.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*BecomeBot.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*AhrefsBot.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*MJ12bot.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*rogerbot.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*exabot.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*Xenu.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*dotbot.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*gigabot.*$ [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*BlekkoBot.*$ [NC]
    RewriteRule ^(.*)$ http://webmd.com/ [L,R=301]
    
    
    Order Allow,Deny
    Allow from all
    Deny from 212.113.35.162
    Deny from 212.113.37.105
    Deny from 212.113.37.106
    Deny from 213.186.119.134
    Deny from 213.186.120.196
    Deny from 213.186.122.2
    Deny from 213.186.122.3
    Deny from 213.186.127.3
    Deny from 173.199.115.115
    Deny from 5.10.83
    
    
    RewriteRule ^index\.php$ - [L]
    RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f
    RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-d
    RewriteRule . /index.php [L]
    </IfModule>
    
    
    # END WordPress
     
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  14. Checkered hat

    Checkered hat Junior Member

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    @asap1, no idea if Google is All Seeing or not but you clearly didn't see this code posted above TWO times in this thread alone.

    /facepalm
     
  15. asap1

    asap1 BANNED BANNED

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    Well if its been recommend 3 times I think that's a good sign telling you to use it.

    And if you look close the code I posted is different. Im not sure what it does but its clearly different.

    This is how everyone blocks bots, if you want something better then idk what to tell you.

    It clearly works for us. The crawlers aren't going to change their user agent just to crawl your site.

    They can but they wont.

    /facepalm
     
  16. TheSEOWizard

    TheSEOWizard Power Member

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    Nobody is worried about Google seeing that code. htaccess if for bots and so, it can obviously see it unless you block Google bot too (which will make your website go out of Google search). Google can anyways detect a PBN if they are going to go after you. There is no way to hide your backlinks from Google otherwise the backlinks would not be counted. But they literally do not have the time to manually check for each domain in the world. So, the probability of Google detecting PBNs on its own is almost negligible. Most PBNs are lost due to competitors complaining about the backlinking rather than Google detecting it. So, blocking the non-SE bots help in avoiding your competitors from detecting the PBN links. If Google makes up its mind, they can literally penalize every domain in the world including Google.com (there are tons of spammy links pointing to Google too I am sure as it is a very large site). But that is not how it normally works. Be under the radar and you are normally fine in case of PBNs. And don't be too lazy and create a super crappy one page PBN with default theme.

     
  17. ThopHayt

    ThopHayt Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    OK...

    1) Blocking is a really dumb idea because it creates a footprint. If I were Google I'd ask myself these two questions about a site "Are they blocking bots?" and "Is it a Wordpress site?" then if the answer to both is yes I'm putting it in list to check deeper for suspicion of being a PBN.

    2) Blocking is NOT fully effective. Its not like that file magically repels all snooping bots from those sites. Its a suggestion not a law for bots, and if Magestic and others are smart they send out generic bots from unknown IPs. You can do these two things "Ask" bots not to visit and ban IPs. Asking is only a suggestion bots can ignore it. And banning is only good if they never change IPs. I'll repeat. You CANNOT block all bots. What you guys are calling blocking is only essentially "asking" bots to go away. Do you think Majestic doesn't send bots that don't advertise they are bots? Do you think Google can't send bots that don't say they are bots? Blocking only works is everybody plays nice, which is not realistic.

    So blocking bots is probably the stupidest thing I've seen in the SEO community (and thats saying a lot).
     
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  18. Lalalaenhund

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    The point of blocking bots is, as you know, to stop competitors from finding your blog networks and reporting them. I block crawlers on (almost) all but the highest quality network sites, but so far I haven't 'lost' more than maybe 4 network sites either way and I've had some domains in this network for over 3 years now, some of them are even pretty crappy tbh.

    These days I try to create network sites that look so authentic that even if they get reported, it wouldn't matter, as it'd just look like a legit site, unless it's a really spammy niche.

    Also sometimes if I don't block the crawler but it's a more 'obvious' network site, I link to a tier1 instead of money site, then link to other noncompeting money sites to make it less obvious who owns the network. It may waste link juice but keeps you more secure.

    Overall, I think a good strategy should be a healthy mix of paranoia and efficiency to get the most out of it long term ;)
     
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    It is important to block bots as without it you would leave it prone to de-indexation. People report you when they see you on all backlinks checkers.
     
  20. Poker Rakeback Mafia

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    @asap1

    Do you happen to have an updated version of this code? ahrefs must have a new bot as it's displaying links that have been redirected from a site with this code on.