Deliver Your Web Site From Evil (Part 2) - Forbid visitors from...
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2. Forbid visitors from Russia, China, Romania etc. using .htaccess.
This is to bar countries that are more likely to try leeching, or other jiggery-pokery:
Add or delete countries according to your needs by downloading this file:
You can use the database within to sort countries by continent, and build up a list.
Some Third-World countries are noted for hacking and fraud. You may think you want the whole world to come to your site, but you don't. Most of the world is poor, and $30.00 USD is a lot of money. It's not that they wouldn't _like_ to buy your goods; they just can't afford to. They are more likely to be tyre-kickers than customers.
3. Use absolute URLs in your internal links.
This is to have lots of links to your main site in any HTML copied from you. Plaster your absolute URL, phone number, email address, AND absolute IMG urls all over your pages. Then bar offsite image hot-linking, using .htaccess. You can use .htaccess mod_rewrite to replace hot-linked images with an image of your choice.
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