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Can visitors from a certain web site be blocked?


If possible, how could it be done?

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Do you mean visitors from a certain isp or visitors coming from a certail referral site?

IE everyone who clicked on your address from for example google.com? or all everyone using aol..

The blocking of anyone clicking through (eg) google.com is a simple referral check which you could write very quickly and easily write in php.

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No, sorry, I meant visitors from a certain web site - they click a link that points to my web site etc.

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Like I said, simple php script checking the referral address.

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It can be done but it depends a lot on their browsers. Sometimes the referral address isn't captured for some reason.

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Ok, thanks alot for your input

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Additionally some privacy concious folks have th referrer blocked so it isn't reported, giving the same effect as sprintserve's observation about the browser just not capturing it.

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Mod rewrite could do it if you don't want to do it in PHP.

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