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    Google thinks I'm a virus....
    I was going through the site listings for one of my domains on google, and when I went out of order to jump ahead and see what pages were indexed I got this message:

    We're sorry...

    ... but your query looks similar to automated requests from a computer virus or spyware application. To protect our users, we can't process your request right now.

    We'll restore your access as quickly as possible, so try again soon. In the meantime, if you suspect that your computer or network has been infected, you might want to run a virus checker or spyware remover to make sure that your systems are free of viruses and other spurious software.

    We apologize for the inconvenience, and hope we'll see you again on Google.
    wtf? If I skip around the results I must be infected? grumble.... the links for virus checker and spyware remover were to downloads.com's categories, so nothing to benefit G from linking.

    Time for bed, even G doesn't want me around!!!! lol.
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    roflmao

    Must go and google for the Loxly Virus

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    http and a telephoto
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    See where you stay next time you are in Vegas.... lol
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    Actually, they think you are a bot. I've had it happen to me more than once when I'm doing research and not finding what I want. It has to do with the frequency of your clicks, not jumping around in the returns.

    I imagine it's part of protection against fraudulent clicks of Google Ads. It is a bit annoying when you are trying to do something. The other place that I get slammed with something along those lines is on domaintools. With them they throw up a captcha but still won't give you results when you type it in. People up to no good on the Net impact others in so many small ways.

    Welcome to the club of being considered an automated click!

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    SEO: A Specialty - Web Design: Slow or outsourced andbeyond's Avatar
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    By any chance were you using a rank checker or keyword researcher the same day? Like an hour earlier? If they see that the chance they slow you down goes up.

    Many keyword research tools and sites dont use a Google API # so they see that as a violation of TOS.

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    Yesterday and the day before I was using Google to try and find a place to get Dave's oxygen in our new town when we get there. On the very first request for oxygen concentrator I got that message. I hadn't even been on the computer yet that day and it was the first thing I typed.

    It continued to do that to me all day and then stopped.

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    I keep getting that every time I use the blog search.

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    ABW Ambassador 2busy's Avatar
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    I got that in their "Groups" while searching through a group forum. Not posting, just browsing the threads they returned.

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    Quote Originally Posted by andbeyond
    By any chance were you using a rank checker or keyword researcher the same day? Like an hour earlier? If they see that the chance they slow you down goes up.
    Nope. Just did a site: and was checking to see what pages were indexed so I can trim down a site.
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