RSFirewall! blocks Google search bots

If you are encountering this scenario the best solution for resolving it is to take advantage of the RSFirewall! Exceptions feature. This allows you to add exceptions for the RSFirewall! security filters, thus avoiding automatically banning one of your desired services. You can read more about this feature here


We recommend adding a User Agent exception. The configuration of the exception should be similar to:

  • Exception Type - User Agent
  • Use regular expressions - Yes
  • Match - Googlebot
  • Skip PHP Protection - Yes
  • Skip SQL Protection - Yes
  • Skip JS Protection - Yes
  • Skip Upload Protection - Yes

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