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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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What bot is hitting your site and what stats are you seeing it from?
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It is supposedly Google Cloud but GC has always hit my site a couple of times a day and for the past couple of days it has been several times per hour. I am seeing it on Statcounter.
Google Cloud (104.154.25.48) [Label IP Address]    0 returning visits
United States FlagUnited States    

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Jan 2310:16:06 AM www.art-and-portraits-by-margaret.com/
    Google Cloud (104.154.27.100) [Label IP Address]    0 returning visits
United States FlagUnited States    

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Jan 2310:14:14 AM www.art-and-portraits-by-margaret.com/
    Sfr (79.80.140.159) [Label IP Address]    0 returning visits
France FlagToulouse, Midi-pyrenees, France    

   www.google.fr/imgres?imgurl=http://www.art-and-portraits-by-margaret.com/files/QuickSiteImages/lonewolf.jpg&imgrefurl=http://art-and-portraits-by-margaret.com/available.html&h=464&w=576&tbnid=-ORsM6890Y7rZM:&zoom=1&docid=WTymQ6DgX1cByM&ei=Vm_CVM_xEoaBU5SfgPgH&tbm=isch&client=aff-maxthon-newtab&iact=rc&uact=3&dur=625&page=4&start=89&ndsp=29&ved=0CCoQrQMwDDhkImage Search
Jan 2309:57:40 AM www.art-and-portraits-by-margaret.com/available.html
   www.google.fr/imgres?imgurl=http://www.art-and-portraits-by-margaret.com/files/QuickSiteImages/lonewolf.jpg&imgrefurl=http://art-and-portraits-by-margaret.com/available.html&h=464&w=576&tbnid=-ORsM6890Y7rZM:&zoom=1&docid=WTymQ6DgX1cByM&ei=Vm_CVM_xEoaBU5SfgPgH&tbm=isch&client=aff-maxthon-newtab&iact=rc&uact=3&dur=625&page=4&start=89&ndsp=29&ved=0CCoQrQMwDDhkImage Search
Jan 2309:57:52 AM www.art-and-portraits-by-margaret.com/available.html
   www.google.fr/imgres?imgurl=http://www.art-and-portraits-by-margaret.com/files/QuickSiteImages/lonewolf.jpg&imgrefurl=http://art-and-portraits-by-margaret.com/available.html&h=464&w=576&tbnid=-ORsM6890Y7rZM:&zoom=1&docid=WTymQ6DgX1cByM&ei=Vm_CVM_xEoaBU5SfgPgH&tbm=isch&client=aff-maxthon-newtab&iact=rc&uact=3&dur=625&page=4&start=89&ndsp=29&ved=0CCoQrQMwDDhkImage Search
Jan 2309:58:08 AM www.art-and-portraits-by-margaret.com/available.html
   www.google.fr/imgres?imgurl=http://www.art-and-portraits-by-margaret.com/files/QuickSiteImages/lonewolf.jpg&imgrefurl=http://art-and-portraits-by-margaret.com/available.html&h=464&w=576&tbnid=-ORsM6890Y7rZM:&zoom=1&docid=WTymQ6DgX1cByM&ei=pnLCVJScEIHlUMvPg4gN&tbm=isch&client=aff-maxthon-newtab&iact=rc&uact=3&dur=409&page=4&start=89&ndsp=29&ved=0CCoQrQMwDDhkImage Search
Jan 2310:11:24 AM www.art-and-portraits-by-margaret.com/available.html
    Google Cloud (104.154.16.220) [Label IP Address]    0 returning visits
United States FlagUnited States    

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Jan 2310:09:02 AM www.art-and-portraits-by-margaret.com/
    Suddenlink Communications (173.80.202.131) [Label IP Address]    0 returning visits
United States FlagInez, Kentucky, United States    

  r.search.yahoo.com/ (Keywords Unavailable) Jan 2310:00:48 AM www.art-and-portraits-by-margaret.com/pencil.html
    Google Cloud (104.154.16.30) [Label IP Address]    0 returning visits
United States FlagUnited States    

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Jan 2206:00:06 AM www.art-and-portraits-by-margaret.com/
  (No referring link)
Jan 2309:33:53 AM www.art-and-portraits-by-margaret.com/
    China Unicom Beijing (123.125.71.42) [Label IP Address]    0 returning visits
China FlagBeijing, China    

  (No referring link)
Jan 2309:17:55 AM www.art-and-portraits-by-margaret.com/
    Google Cloud (104.154.19.234) [Label IP Address]    0 returning visits
United States FlagUnited States    

  (No referring link)
Jan 2308:33:43 AM www.art-and-portraits-by-margaret.com/
    Google Cloud (104.154.21.5) [Label IP Address]    0 returning visits
United States FlagUnited States    

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Jan 2308:31:07 AM www.art-and-portraits-by-margaret.com/
    Google Cloud (104.154.23.225) [Label IP Address]    0 returning visits
United States FlagUnited States    

  (No referring link)
Jan 2308:29:20 AM www.art-and-portraits-by-margaret.com/
    Google Cloud (104.154.16.240) [Label IP Address]    0 returning visits
United States FlagUnited States    

  (No referring link)
Jan 2307:37:53 AM www.art-and-portraits-by-margaret.com/
    Google Cloud (104.154.26.233) [Label IP Address]    0 returning visits
United States FlagUnited States    

  (No referring link)
Jan 2307:20:18 AM www.art-and-portraits-by-margaret.com/
    Google Cloud (104.154.20.93) [Label IP Address]    0 returning visits
United States FlagUnited States    

  (No referring link)
Jan 2307:13:46 AM www.art-and-portraits-by-margaret.com/
    Google Cloud (104.154.25.86) [Label IP Address]    0 returning visits
United States FlagUnited States    

  (No referring link)
Jan 2307:08:24 AM www.art-and-portraits-by-margaret.com/
    Google Cloud (104.154.17.87) [Label IP Address]    0 returning visits
United States FlagUnited States    

  (No referring link)
Jan 2307:01:48 AM www.art-and-portraits-by-margaret.com/
    Google Cloud (104.154.24.236) [Label IP Address]    0 returning visits
United States FlagUnited States    

  (No referring link)
Jan 2306:08:10 AM www.art-and-portraits-by-margaret.com/
    Google Cloud (104.154.21.57) [Label IP Address]    0 returning visits
United States FlagUnited States    

  (No referring link)
Jan 2305:56:34 AM www.art-and-portraits-by-margaret.com/
    Google Cloud (104.154.24.65) [Label IP Address]    0 returning visits
United States FlagUnited States    

  (No referring link)
Jan 2305:37:14 AM www.art-and-portraits-by-margaret.com/
    Google Cloud (104.154.19.26) [Label IP Address]    0 returning visits
United States FlagUnited States    

  (No referring link)
Jan 2305:21:08 AM www.art-and-portraits-by-margaret.com/
    Google Cloud (104.154.26.241) [Label IP Address]    0 returning visits
United States FlagUnited States    

  (No referring link)
Jan 2305:15:06 AM www.art-and-portraits-by-margaret.com/

This is just one page of it. I've been reading about IPs in Brazil spoofing Google bots.
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I checked a couple of the IPs in this and then say they belong to Google cloud customers. If anything these are likely to be spam bots, not an attack of any kind. I found an email that you might use to find out from Google what is happening, google-cloud-compliance@google.com
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Thank you Drew, I will contact them and see what happens.
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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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