Google is getting uppity :)

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  1. frogdropping profile image84
    frogdroppingposted 7 years ago

    I can't imagine how many searches I've performed via google over the years and I've never ever got the message below before. I wasn't even searching like a demon, just asked it one simple thing. Instead of the returned search, I got this:

    To continue, please type the characters below:

    *here's where the catchpa sits*

    About this page

    Our systems have detected unusual traffic from your computer network. This page checks to see if it's really you sending the requests, and not a robot. Why did this happen?

    IP address:
    Time: 2011-03-10T00:11:32Z
    URL: http: //

    I clicked the link 'why did this happen' and I got:

    This page appears when Google automatically detects requests coming from your computer network which appear to be in violation of the Terms of Service. The block will expire shortly after those requests stop. In the meantime, solving the above CAPTCHA will let you continue to use our services.

    This traffic may have been sent by malicious software, a browser plug-in, or a script that sends automated requests. If you share your network connection, ask your administrator for help - a different computer using the same IP address may be responsible. Learn more

    Sometimes you may be asked to solve the CAPTCHA if you are using advanced terms that robots are known to use, or sending requests very quickly.

    THis usual for others? I'm mystified smile

    1. Misty39 profile image61
      Misty39posted 7 years agoin reply to this

      I found google to be fairly decent,and yes I got the same message and found it was a virus trying to enter.I think google is owned or with yahoo(?)
      I found I can communicate with google team where as I cannot with other's.

    2. Shil1978 profile image91
      Shil1978posted 7 years agoin reply to this

      I've had that happen sometimes. In my case, it has happened when I've searched using quotes multiple times - in quick succession. I guess that sets off some automatic filter! Perhaps, it is a feature to guard against types of automated software, etc.

  2. Misha profile image68
    Mishaposted 7 years ago

    Happens sometimes, usually when I overuse some keyword research software. Not Market Samurai, it has built in proxy servers. smile

  3. WebbyAvatar profile image58
    WebbyAvatarposted 7 years ago

    Google should you know you're a frog and not a robot smile

  4. Aya Katz profile image82
    Aya Katzposted 7 years ago

    Really? So researching keywords is against TOS?

    1. Misha profile image68
      Mishaposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Making automated search requests is against TOS smile

  5. katiem2 profile image59
    katiem2posted 7 years ago

    Whew talk about bite the hand that feeds you Google...

  6. frogdropping profile image84
    frogdroppingposted 7 years ago

    @ Misha - cheers. Never known it before, thought it creepy smile

    @ Webby - well the feds do so I'm sure Google does by now!

    @ Aya - not sure, didn't go read them. And I wasn't at the time. I don't particulalry use it for that anyway hmm

    @ Bizzie - well inform the uninformed then I can use them/it/that smile

  7. Cagsil profile image82
    Cagsilposted 7 years ago

    Hey Frog, maybe Google has something against webbed creatures using their search engine. wink lol tongue

    1. Misty39 profile image61
      Misty39posted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Silly peoples  but fun to be here...
      At least it's good to know we can laugh freely and at others statements with out any harm done  lol  yikes)

      1. Cagsil profile image82
        Cagsilposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Be careful, Google might not like your eye makeup. wink tongue

  8. RedElf profile image89
    RedElfposted 7 years ago

    That has happened to me twice when I was doing multiple searches big_smile Maybe they don't like kitties either - silly Google

    1. Cagsil profile image82
      Cagsilposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Hey RedElf, I only like talented kitties who can hang by a branch. wink tongue

      And, yes, silly Google for not liking kitties. lol


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