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Reading through all of the advertising threads, I see one can pick and choose where ads are run based on geographical boundaries. Is there a way to do this for websites as well? If there are certain areas in the US where I don't want my website to show up at all, can I block it?
 

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I don't think you can choose where your website "shows up," with complete precision.
However, you can limit access to your website for many people in those areas.

Typically, you do this by blocking entire IP ranges.
Not a bunch of individual IP addresses, but a single address representing all IP addresses in its range.
That's equivalent to blocking emails from all @yahoo.com addresses, instead of blocking 1 million yahoo emails individually.

If you want to block the state of Maine, because you hate moose and they love moose, so you don't see eye to eye:

1. Look up IP ranges delivered by ISPs in Maine.
2. Go to your website and paste those in your IP block list.

If your site is built on Wordpress, it's pretty easy to implement this. Just don't expect a complete block.
 

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Interesting, thanks for the info.

I know it sounds super shady, but I'm just trying to reduce my chances of accidentally violating a noncompete until the time limit runs out.
 

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Blocking by state is gonna be tough (for example it's hard to filter out users that have a mobile connection), but if you only want to block countries you should put Cloudflare.com in front of your site. Their firewall is very easy to use.
 

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your post leads to this search
website blocking certain geographic locations - Google Search
leads to this article
Geo-blocking - Wikipedia
leads to this search
geo blocking certain US states - Google-Suche
leads to this article
Using Geo Targeting To Block Visitors by IP Address & Location | Geolifyhttps://geolify.com/using-geo-targeting-to-block-visitors-by-ip-address-location/
leads to this business/software/web app
Create URL Redirects & Content Based On Geolocationhttps://geolify.com/
that allows to modify your website for specific geographics such as adresses, cities, states, countries or whatever you need for this price
pricingGeolify | Geolify
 

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