Great app that does exactly what it says. Easy to use without any need of third party developer. It gives you granular control on country blocking, VPN, websites and IP blocking. A big plus that any questions are answered quickly from their support team. One tip to improve: give the user a "block all" button on the country blocking because there are many tiny, micro-nations you have to manually block by searching them up - sometimes it would be easier to rather "unblock" the countries you want to target.
Update to my review since I can't reply to your reply. So the day after I installed the app my store speed dropped to 15. It's never been that. By yesterday the store was incredibly slow to load and I contacted Shopify support who checked everything and the only significant event was installing your app. Last night I deleted your app and my store speed has gone up to 40. I've installed a similar app to yours and I'm going to see if it does the same. I'm just being honest. I definitely thing Blockade seriously slowed down my store loading speed.
My store speed has tanked to worrying levels since I installed this app. I feel I'm going to have to delete it.
Thanks for the report - and let me assure you why this is not the case.
1st. Blockade is loaded asynchronously - aka not at the same time - as your normal website assets and HTML. This means that Blockade does not affect your site speed.
2nd. A test of your website shows that loading and blocking happens within 55 milliseconds. Here is a screen recording of your website being loaded:
And here's the exact timing of the Blockade script loading :
Not that it matters much, because your Shopify website is still loading at the same time Blockade is loading the script.
I'm sorry you're experiencing issues with site speed - I hope you find the culprit but I assure you it's not Blockade.
This app should be good, but not too works well for me. I blocked several countries and they still can access for 8 minutes or more and when they change VPN can access till 2 hours :(( and lately, the bot still can access a lot. Customer service is good.
Happy to diagnose your recent issues with the app, but I need specific IP addresses that a different app is claiming that were not blocked or had delayed blocking.
We just need to troubleshoot if the app recognized those IP addresses as belonging to a country you've blocked or not. We just need more details to help.
If you ever need assistance you can reach me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Tour & Ride
Very good app. Had questions and developer was fast to answer them. Was easy to setup and works perfectly. Within the first day of using the paid version it was already blocking vpn fraudsters. 2 thumbs up.
Easy installation and easy to use. Also, prompt response from Dylan to a query we had regarding whether the app places cookies on visitor's devices - it doesn't; so no GDPR concerns in that respect.
Green Artist Designs
I downloaded this app to block a specific country. I blocked thespecific country with the app and I still saw views from this country days after I installed this app. So I reached out to them for help and no response. I then deleted the app and they sent me an auto email asking for my experience with it so I said again it didn't block the country and I got no help. Days later and still no response with that?? Glad I tried the free version before paying because there is obviously no support.
Hi, so sorry I missed your messages. That's unfair to you and you're right.
But I'd at least like to explain why Blockade & other blocking apps on Shopify will still show in your analytics like GA or Shopify Analytics.
Blocking apps work on the frontend of your site, at the same time as analytics tracking apps.
However, Blockade provides a baseline of protection that's going to redirect & block the vast majority of your unwanted traffic.
Again, so sorry I didn't get to your messages. Thanks for trying the app at least!
Good app, simple and efficient. Thanks to the developer Dylan who is kind and helped us for the security.
I love this app. It's amazing. I can block troublemakers quite effectively. Gives me peace of mind and I would not be without it!
Used this app after multiple bots attacked my website. Easy to use and awesome UI. I had some specific requests that were not covered by this app, contacted the developer who is very friendly and insisted in helping me. He built some custom features to prevent the attacks and so far so good! Thank you so much for all the good work and support. This app needs to get to the frontpage.
Well worth $4.99 if it can keep the scrappers away. I had a few isssues and it turned out there was a small bug but it was fixed and update in less than 1 hour. The support from the developer is 1st class.