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How can a nameserver block Google bot?

Background: Our domain page.et is not accessible by Google's mobile-friendly checking tool and search console. The same seems to be true for all other .et domains I tested. The reason is not the ...
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Google Bot can't access robots.txt neither sitemap.xml on apache hosted on AWS EB

I've an hosted website on AWS EB running on apache. I've a default AWS EB configuration and default firewall settings. Google Bot tester can read the robots.txt file but the crawler fails. Same for ...
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Will I be blocking the IP of some google related service?

In my sites I have created a script that sends me an email every time a new ip claiming to be google visits the site. When I see the email I go to check (for example on whois.com) if the ip that ...
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WAF(modsecurity) / Plesk IP Banned, is it Googlebot? Is it a false positive? Is it a malicious IP?

I was alerted by my Plesk server that an IP Address had been banned. Normally I don't check banned IPs, but this one happened to coincide with our site going down for 1 minute at the same time. Banned ...
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Googelbot finds my original URI, although I have a working rewrite directive [closed]

I have : RewriteRule ^Article/([^/]*)$ /article.php?newsid=$1 [L] Which means that the URL must be //example.com/Article/855563 but Google crawls //example.com/article.php?newsid=855563. Is there ...
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Block googlebot on a specific page using nginx

We're currently being crawled at a greater rate than we can handle. I can't seem to get nginx blocking the googlebot server { location /ajax/sse.php { if ($http_user_agent ~* "Mozilla/5....
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Enabling TLS/SSL with SNI on a subset of websites, without losing SEO ranking on the non-TLS sites

We run a number of LAMP servers on AWS with a few dozen websites on them, that customers pay us to design, build and host. They're Ubuntu 14.04 servers with Varnish, Apache and PHP. Currently, if a ...
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How to prevent Google Favicon bot to call to my site?

I have some backend url that I use for myself in google chrome only. It's not open public. However for some reason, this bot "Google Favicon" ip located at Google call this URL which I do not want. My ...
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What's with random-character queries coming from googlebot, e.g., vvytnoxvontwusz.html?

One of my sites has been getting queries from googlebot, on the order of: example-log:66.249.79.216 - - [06/Apr/2016:15:36:56 -0700] "GET /vvytnoxvontwusz.html HTTP/1.1" 404 15136 "-" "Mozilla/5.0 (...
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Allow Google To Bypass Firewall Nginx

So I am looking for a system which essentially returns a 401 for every visitor that doesn't have a certain cookie. I would like to make it so if the visitor/requester is google then it does not return ...
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Moved website to new server - updated DNS - web crawlers still hitting old site by IP

About ten days ago I moved a site - mostly a Joomla discussion board - to a new server at a different IP address. During a brief scheduled downtime I replicated the content over and completed DNS ...
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block fake google bots [duplicate]

How could I block DDOS attacks with fake Google bots? I found 2 solutions on the net. But both seems to block also correct google bots. # Block fake google when it's not coming from their IP range's ...
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Google bot cannot read my web site

I am getting from time to time a message from Google bot that it cannot access my web site. Over the last 24 hours, Googlebot encountered 1 errors while attempting to retrieve DNS information ...
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AH01797: client denied by server configuration: /usr/share/doc

Since quite a while (over a month now) I see lines like the following in the apache logs: 180.76.15.138 - - [24/Jun/2015:16:13:34 -0400] "GET /manual/de/mod/module-dict.html HTTP/1.1" 403 396 "-" "...
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Googlebot requesting pages of 1 site on another site

Problem: Using Prerender.io to index/store pages of one site, I keep getting path requests that only exist on my old site Example: on Prerender I'll see that Googlebot requested http://www.new-site....
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Trouble filtering googlebot from apache access log

Though it seems like it should be pretty straightforward, I have been unable to configure apache so that googlebot's requests are not stored in the access log. I've tried the following lines: ...
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Apache duplicate every GET request made by Googlebot

System: Linux 3.10.47.core2.24 Apache: Most likely version 2.2 (can`t check that) Server API: Apache 2.0 Handler Apache API Version: 20051115 In logs requests looks like this: 94.*.*.* - - [26/Nov/...
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How Can I Encourage Google to scan New robots.txt File?

I just updated my robots.txt file on a new site; Google Webmaster Tools reports it read my robots.txt 2 days before my last update. my last robots.txt had a "disallow: all" raw. Is there any way I ...
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Google-bot trips on a perfectly normal robots.txt, then on a nonexistent robots.txt [duplicate]

I have two domain names pointing to the same virtual server. One of them, http://ilarikaila.com, is a working brochure website I made for a friend. I used the other one, http://teemuleisti.com, to ...
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fail2ban ignoreip DNS host example?

I would like to add ".googlebot.com" to the ignore iplist for fail2ban since the ignoreip explanation mentions DNS host as an accepted input. Is this a proper format? # "ignoreip" can be an IP ...
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Why is googlebot requesting robots.txt from my SSH server?

I run ossec on my server and periodically I receive a warning like this: Received From: myserver->/var/log/auth.log Rule: 5701 fired (level 8) -> "Possible attack on the ssh server (or version ...
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Googlebot cant access my site webmaster tools reply Unreachable robots.txt

When I try to fetch my site as a googlebot in webmaster tools it return Unreachable robots.txt, after investigate I understood google bot can see my server: tcpdump | grep google It returns that ...
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Google-Bot fell in love with my 404-page

Every day my access-log looks kind of this: 66.249.78.140 - - [21/Oct/2013:14:37:00 +0200] "GET /robots.txt HTTP/1.1" 200 112 "-" "Mozilla/5.0 (compatible; Googlebot/2.1; +http://www.google.com/bot....
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nginx serve different html file for googlebot

I have an angular app served through nginx. For googlebot I want to serve a different static html file so that it can index properly, is the following nginx config correct? (I don't want to complicate ...
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Nginx Googlebot rewrite rules failing with 404

Our site is based on Angular which makes it almost completely JavaScript based, therefore we need to serve static HTML snapshots to the Googlebot in order for it to crawl us. At the moment, we have ...
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apache rewrite syntax

Trying to block Google bot and others from accessing some of my sites. Thing is I have one box that has a ton of virtual host files that do nothing more than do a proxy pass to other servers. I would ...
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Googlebot incrementing page id

So here is an example of a hit I'm getting from the googlebot: 66.249.73.171 - - [19/Feb/2013:16:12:39 -0500] "GET /eghm-blah.php?pid=2855 HTTP/1.1" 200 1684 "-" "Mozilla/5.0 (compatible; Googlebot/2....
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Googlebot repeatedly looks for files that aren't on my server

I'm hosting a site for a volunteer organization. I've moved the site to WordPress, but it wasn't always that way. I suspect at one point it was hacked badly. My Apache error log file has grown to ...
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Apache : with Googlebot connections, a single process takes all server memory

Following https://serverfault.com/questions/418735/unbelievable-issue-a-single-apache-process-takes-4-gb-of-memory I post as a new question because I was able to identify the fact that it happens when ...
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How to fix googlebot Server Connectivity

I get 'Server Connectivity' error at google webmaster tool. I suspect it is because of iptables rules that I've set to counter some DDoS attacks, thugh I'm not sure which rules could be relevant. This ...
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