Support » Plugin: iThemes Security (formerly Better WP Security) » SEO problem with my site

  • I realized problems with Google Bot to fetch my website and then I realized that iTS is blocking crawler! It results into problems with SEO and falling in Google list of search results! The problem is that iTheme Security has so LAME implemetnation of its Ban list that it basically block everything including MAJOR crawlers when they hits 404. I know there is whitelist option somewhere, but who should check and update all MAJOR crawlers IP addresses manualy?

    I was expecting that iTheme Security Ban list is designed in order not to harm website! I was wrong. There is no simple SINGLE solution in iTheme Security for this, there is no mention about this in Ban list description, there is no option in settings for keeping major crawlers out of Ban list. The only 100% working way is to disable Ban list. This is so LAME design…

    I just found out that internet is full of people having same problem so if you are new to WordPress then think twice before you use this plugin. It can actually harm your site!

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  • My sites aren’t blocked and show up in Google. Maybe it’s your country version of the bots IPs that are blocked?

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