Friday, March 14, 2008

Google Problems?

Since yesterday, I experience the following problem with Google searches: almost every 2nd search leads to a page where Google displays something like this: "your search looks like spam"... and I have to enter a word that appears in a graphic. Not sure what is so spammy about my Google search requests... they are just standard searches as usual.

Anyone else had experienced this recently?

2 comments:

Marbod said...

May be, the solution is the following: Google blocks too many search requests from the same IP-adress within a short time, because they don't want automatic searches of programs using their search engine. If you use a shared IP, e.g. using a router supporting NAT, and a lot of students - sharing the same IP - use Google at the same time, too, you might be blocked for a few minutes.

Reinhold Behringer said...

that could be - since Leeds Met shares one single IP address through a proxy server.

Very strange though that this had never happened before...