• http://www.allancollins.net Allan Collins

    We service a wide variety of clients that base their services in their local area only. It is constant that they get flooded with inquiries from foreign visitors. What you described above would be a fantastic solution for them. However, does the IP blocking approach affect rankings if foreign crawlers get your “we don’t service your area” message?

  • http://blog.9thsphere.com/blog/ Ezra Silverton

    Hi Allan, Yes. If the crawler is coming from the same location as the country you are blocking it will also block the crawler.