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engine

3:15 pm on May 13, 2010 (gmt 0)

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That's the first time i've seen google deliver such a message. I have a page of standard searches that I make every so often, but not often. It saves me typing in the operators each time, I simply click on the link.

I wonder if google are tightening up on that.

It's true that i'm probably a high usage search, but not that high. In fact, i've been using bing more than google in the last few months.

[sorry.google.com...]

tedster

4:20 pm on May 13, 2010 (gmt 0)

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I've been getting that message more frequently in recent times - but only when I use Firefox. I thought about it and realized that my browser MIGHT be sending automated queries in the following way.

I tried turning off any extension that reported on Google information, including PR, and also made sure that pre-fetch was disabled. I haven't seen that error message since those two changes.

This new "sensitivity" at Google was mentioned in another thread recently, and g1smd commented that queries with a combination of the special operators site: plus inurl: seems to trigger the cut-off message quite easily.

curioustoddler

4:37 pm on May 13, 2010 (gmt 0)

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Yes i am also getting this message when i search for site: or allinanchor or similar queries from the same site. They do not want the seo community to overuse their precious resouces.

helpnow

4:37 pm on May 13, 2010 (gmt 0)

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Simply make sure there is a courtesy pause between each query, about 8-10 seconds minimum should do it. Go faster than a query every 8 seconds, and you will eventually get locked out for a few hours.

rowtc2

8:46 pm on May 13, 2010 (gmt 0)

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Usually i get this response after i am using an application who search on Google results position etc.

If i not make many queries and I get this message, i am sure somebody else in the office make it,because we go out through a proxy.

goodbyedee

12:17 pm on May 14, 2010 (gmt 0)

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Although i never saw this message, i'm pretty sure that some kind of automated queries does exist.
I once searched for a very unique keyphrase that no one else would. It was 2 sentences from the content of my site, just to check the results. Although the same query couldn't have been submitted by any other user, in Google Analytics - Keywords it appeared about 20 times in different days!

AndyA

12:43 pm on May 14, 2010 (gmt 0)

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I started getting that message a couple of years ago, when I was clicking on links in Webmaster Tools to see how many pages were indexed! It wouldn't let me look at more than about 8-9 pages before I got that message.

I could go to Google search and get search results without any problem, but anytime I tried to view 100 results, then go past page 8 or 9, I'd get locked out. I gave up and haven't tried since.

Mark_A

1:44 pm on May 14, 2010 (gmt 0)

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I had that same message when I was doing link research last week, I also had the toolbar PR etc on at the same time. I was quite insulted at first, me sending automated queries ? who me?

Anyhow the problem seems to have resolved itself now.
 

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