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Best Practices for Filters

edited March 2020 in Need Help
I have several domains that I want to filter from my projects so they never attempt to post to them.

I have 2 questions.

1. Is it better to create a .txt file with a list of all the domains I want to filter out and enter in the URL of that .txt file in the "Options" ---> "Filter" section and GSA will pull the list daily, -OR- is it better to list each domain individually within the Filter list itself?

2. If I want to filter/block a domain and ALL of it's subdomains, what format do I use? I have seen * suggested?

For example, if I want to block all subdomains, and I put in * would that also block (I don't want that, I only want to blog subdomains).


  • SvenSven
    1. Probably better to add it to the text file. But keep in mind that this file is not read instantly but with a delay of the interval you setup on that same page.

    2. Yes thats correct.

  • edited April 2020
    I have put in:


    And SER is still trying to post to subdomains, such as
  • SvenSven
    Where did you put that? You need to add it as **
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