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A friend of mine emailed me to tell me my website is blocked at her work. She works for the government and they have site-blockers running all the time. She said "the browser thinks it's a gambling site".
There's nothing on the site that even remotely suggests it would have something to do with gambling.
What can I do?
turn it into a gambling site. why not.
no idea bud, never had happened but its obvious your site's ip has been blacklisted etc. perhaps your domain's isp or hosting could help??
maybe something in the name?
I would take it as a source of pride to be blocked the government
kind of hard to come to any conclusions without having the actual site url to check...
you could write a short proxy script in PHP to re-host the content but that may get you in trouble....
it could be the host....maybe they host a ton of gambling site.
probably malware on her server doing blackhat SEO stuff... They get in usually by wordpress/joomla/whatever file upload, install a trojan, and rewrite the htaccess to deliver spam content to search engines and redirect to other websites. a variant of this: http://digwp.com/2010/07/wordpre…
Try searching her website in google. and see what comes up. Going direct to the website via the URL may not show any signs of infection, because these guys want to be sneaky and just siphon off traffic rather than be discovered.
That's my guess.
- But it's MY website that is blocked at HER work.nb
- maybe YOUR website/server is compromised?monNom
- and HER work's filters use bots to blacklist/whitelist websites, or subscribe to a service which doesmonNom
- sorry about that, I thought it was your friend's website. Still a valid theory no matter who's website it is.monNom
- Yes, exactly. I've gone through my files and there is nothing there to suggest a problem....nb
I ran a few checks on blacklists, nothing has come up. Emailing the host provider now...
Web host says they don't know why it's happening. It's definitely the internal security software at my friend's office. Very strange.
are you trying to get government contracts? why bother?
This happened to me before. I removed "sexy, sex, porn" from the meta data and that helped.
just tell her to use a proxy?