I have a website that I only wanted UK traffic to. So I added a load of ip blocks in the .htaccess file for the other main countries that I was getting traffic from, it worked brilliantly for about a week. Then I vanished from the serps for themain keywords that I wasnumber 1 for. About 3 or 4 weeks later I decided to create a video sitemap for the website, and opened a new web master account in Google so I could submit the sitemap. I opted to upload the html file for Google verification, but found that Google couldnt read the file. I realised that at least some of the Google spiders were being blocked from my website by the .htaccess file. So I uploaded a list of the known IP addresses for the Google Spiders and set them to allow in the .htaccess file. Is this enough, or should I remove the .htaccess altogether? I still dont want visitors to the website from any other country. (im fed up with the constant sales calls fromabroad and dud enquiries, this site only provides a local service to the UK so there is no reason for anyone else to visit it...) How long till it comes back up,do you think? Any Suggestions, have you encountered anything like this before?