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Kicked Out Of Google

16 Jan 2008

Grrr. I got blocked by Google during a drill down search of a forum to look for a playlist of a radio station. All I did was a bit of deep searching by using two keywords and the site: command. Since Google said it had hidden the similar urls and allowed me to click and show them, obviously I did – in the hopes of finding that playlist. But alas, by the time I got to the 12th page of the (at least) 20 retrieved, I got presented by a nice 403-Forbidden and guess what: closing the browser and opening it again didn’t help. They just cut me off. Apparently my actions looked “similar to automated requests from a computer virus or spyware application” which was reason enough for Google to discontinue my search adventures. Apparently systematic searches are not welcome. Maybe I should’ve clicked some ads first…

403 - Forbidden

I wonder what’s wrong with a simple query as this: forum playlist site:www.nonstopplay.com, and then simply extending the search to make Google show ALL urls instead of the ones they selected.

The fancy sorry.google.com url isn’t going to help me out here. Grrrrr. I hate it when stuff like this happens. It just comes to show just how much control you have over the things you do on the net. Not much. That’s for sure.

 
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Posted by Miel Van Opstal in General

 

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  1. Erica DeWolf

    January 16, 2008 at 7:01 am

    Ouch! I hate it when things like this happen. You’re innocently searching the web, being a perfectly live human being, and not a bot, and you’re blogged. Go figure.

     
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    January 16, 2008 at 3:54 pm

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  3. stijn

    January 17, 2008 at 1:30 am

    Had the same problem too a couple of times. Guess that happens when you are smarter than the most average user and using all your brain captivity in order to come up with the best matching keywords.
    Anyway, the sorry page Google is showing isn’t really a professional solution. Very lame!

     
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