Will a Firewall Rule by Country affect on google bot and other good crawlers?

If I create a Firewall Rule to block all incoming requests by Country, i.e. United States. Will this rule also block google bot, for example, if it comes from the USA?
What should I do to allow crawlers visit my site in spite of firewall country rules?
Thanks!

Yes. Which is why you need to add a “Known Bots” exception.

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will this expression block all non Hungary visits, but let all known bots to visit my site, even from the USA?
(ip.geoip.country ne “HU” and not cf.client.bot) action BLOCK.

Correct. The AND takes care of that.

Thanks! :muscle: :+1:

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