I'm Feeling Unlucky With Google Nowadays
Posted 17 December 2007 - 11:26 PM
I have no viruses or spyware on my computer so I type in the letters and get to the search results. So much for their usability. If this happens any more, I'm switching to Yahoo! as my default.
Posted 17 December 2007 - 11:52 PM
First I did a search like this:
And I ended up with the same message as you, then I modified it by adding a space between the colon and the first quote. It worked fine for me after that. I don't know why, but I never had to do that before.
Posted 18 December 2007 - 12:53 AM
This could be the start of something big. If their much vaunted rapid search results aren't rapid, why should I stay with them? On relevance, I have no reason to believe that they're any better than their competitors. I know they will knock out some websites they don't like. It's not looking good for them.
Posted 27 December 2007 - 04:56 AM
Closing my browser and rebooting seems to make it go away - haven't kept track exactly. Usually by the time Google gives me the "you look like a virus" warning I should have moved on to something else anyway.
It's troubling that Google seems to be giving this lock-out for site: searches when there is nothing extraordinary going on. I haven't seen that myself. Worth watching.
Posted 28 December 2007 - 11:41 AM
Posted 28 December 2007 - 03:04 PM
Posted 28 December 2007 - 04:09 PM
What is interesting is why would google want to stop automated searches?
Posted 28 December 2007 - 05:11 PM
Posted 29 December 2007 - 06:40 PM
Posted 29 December 2007 - 06:54 PM
After all I may have a problem knowing whether they produce a more relevant result, but I certainly know when they refuse to answer me.
Posted 03 January 2008 - 10:52 PM
And from us doing this Google looks like it's logged our IP address or something and is forcing us to use the capture every time.
I think it is a response to this kind of software.
Don't know why Google would care unless they're planning to start charging for this kind of thing very soon and they're testing.
Of course in the meantime, they're going to lose a lot of people who HATE using captures (like me).
Posted 04 January 2008 - 04:00 AM
The only reason i can think of beside the point Thejspot made is that these tools and other automated query generation tools are taking up a lot of googles hardware resources and this is there way of curbing some of that usage. Now i really have no idea about google servers and so on but its a thought.
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