DOS attack

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It is starting to look like I am having a DOS attack on my website from a fake Google bot. Is there any way to stop this without blocking the real Google bot?
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I don't know why such a small, unimportant site would draw this sort of attack but it seems to be building speed.
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Great! Let us know what they say, if it might be of help to anyone else.
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No response from them yet and the bots are picking up speed, 32 visits this morning before 9am.
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It looks like you also use a different stats program than the on we build in. Have you checked with them to see if they can be filtered?
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I never heard back from Google, but the visits stopped as soon as they started, yesterday around 4pm. This morning I have had 2 legitimate Google visits, after getting around 100 per day for the past 3 days. Who knows?
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That is odd. Possibly they were Google Cloud users that were spamming and Google ended them. Keep an eye out and see if they return.

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