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  • Hello,

    I faced an issue with Googlebot and AdsBot-Google – the real ones with proper IP’s reversed as – so that these bots started to sporadically get 403 on different pages of our website. This

    After checking the Apache access.log I figured out that bots from only certain IP’s were getting 403’s (e.g. – while same pages but for Google bots coming from another IP were getting 200 OK (e.g.

    Only after I added such addresses to the iThemes Security Whitelist – the errors were gone.

    Could you please elaborate on this? Will such behavior be fixed in future versions not to repeat again?


    • This topic was modified 1 year, 8 months ago by bubencode.
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