Apologies to everyone for taking the site offline tonight, and hope I didn’t cause to much inconvenience. As some of you may know, in my spare time I have been developing the technical side of the Lochgelly site. Recently I noticed several spammy sites linking to the Lochgelly site, these sites were the usual spammy sites ie – Viagra, Pharmacy, Herbal, etc.

Doing some research on why the Lochgelly site was getting so much spam links, I found a forum which discussed similar issues happening to other webmasters: http://www.webmasterworld.com/google/3964441.htm.

Basically, it could be a “scattershot” type attack on the site by competitors using black hat SEO tips to get us banned from Search Engines, such as Google. This is also known as “Google Bowling”. Therefore I made the decision to ban the IP addresses attached to the spammy sites.

Below is a list of IP addresses that I have took the decision to ban from this site. I will keep this list updated every month, as a blacklist for other webmasters to check with their own stats.

  • 216.108.235.187
  • 62.141.50.119
  • 62.141.51.119
  • 82.146.44.174
  • 216.108.239.7
  • 66.29.121.10
  • 212.117.162.178
  • 85.141.165.243
  • 61.91.242.19
  • 125.120.71.40
  • 220.250.1.2
  • 61.49.181.16
  • 96.9.172.135
  • 208.87.32.68
  • 195.24.78.23
  • 74.117.116.82
  • 85.114.130.150
  • 88.214.198.5
  • 67.215.65.132
  • 80.93.50.105
  • 217.74.66.183
  • 210.245.85.37
  • 63.223.120.126
  • 88.208.11.32
  • 217.74.64.33
  • 204.9.178.35

If you think I have banned an IP address unfairly, get in touch via the contact page with your URL, and I will look into the site.

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