We had added a WAF rule to block all countries except Australia as we were receiving some fraudulent transactions on our website from USA.
However, we noticed that the whole bunch of products started to be disapproved. We could see that the google bot IPs were still getting blocked due to the country rule.
We also disabled the mode of the chosen rules under 100035, however when we go to Google search console for analysing pages, Googlebot is being presented with a 403 error.
Could you please let us know a fix for this as we want to block USA traffic, but at the same time ensure that the good bots are doing their job.
I can see this problem has been faced by many and cloudflare implemented a fix, but it’s not working in our case: https://www.cloudflarestatus.com/incidents/pld51xj2hlpy?_ga=2.215007895.1801758062.1607901706-1750525643.1583366303