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Repeated Allintitle Requests Results In A "we're Sorry"


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#1 btreloar

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Posted 08 April 2010 - 09:41 AM

Google thinks I'm a bot if I enter more than 18 "allintitle:" requests in a row. The help screen it directs me to says there should "most likely" be a Captcha to let me tell them I'm a human being, but no such Captcha appears.

I've submitted additional information as suggested at the bottom of the help page, but am now twiddling my thumbs waiting to get access back so I can finish my work. Since I have about three hundred "allintitle" searches to do, getting blocked after every 18 or so is a serious problem.

Lots of other folks seem to be complaining about the same thing in the Google Support Forum:
http://www.google.co... ...55f8d&hl=en

Any ideas?

#2 Bradley

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Posted 08 April 2010 - 11:07 AM

There's been some discussion around here recently, you might want to run a search.

Bottom line seems to be Google doesn't like all-in-title searches. Enjoy them while they last. cry.gif


#3 btreloar

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Posted 08 April 2010 - 11:39 AM

QUOTE(Bradley @ Apr 8 2010, 12:07 PM) View Post
There's been some discussion around here recently, you might want to run a search.

Bottom line seems to be Google doesn't like all-in-title searches. Enjoy them while they last. cry.gif


Wow, that's a disappointment!

I did a search for allintitle here and read several threads but didn't find anything about this new limit. Boy, I hate to revert to using the total number of results for a given keyword phrase.

Are there any tools you can recommend as a replacement for allintitle?

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Posted 08 April 2010 - 01:22 PM

Does anyone know where I can find a comprehensive list of seo-centric search syntax (i.e. allintitle:, link:, etc). I've seen many different ones referenced in different places but haven't been able to find a glossary.


#5 qwerty

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Posted 08 April 2010 - 02:12 PM

This list is almost two years old, but it looks to be pretty thorough: http://www.googlegui..._operators.html

#6 1dmf

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Posted 09 April 2010 - 03:54 AM

G! wants you to sign up to adwords, enter your credit card details and start paying for every visitor to your website.

heaven forbid you find a way of attracting visitors to your site for free!

#7 Michael Martinez

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Posted 09 April 2010 - 01:04 PM

Use an anonymous proxy browsing service to run your queries. It's a pain but gets around the limit.


#8 btreloar

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Posted 09 April 2010 - 01:44 PM

Thanks, Michael. I'll sure give that a try!
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Posted 19 April 2010 - 04:58 AM

Hi, I have the same issue here. I tried form two different locations, with a MAC and 2 PCs, with FF, IE, Safari and Chrome, using anonymous proxy browsing services, and I still have the same issue. And it has been the same for more than a week now.

Anyone has an idea about what is going on?

A friend of mine works at Google in London and he is able to perform allintitle queries, but apparently he is connected through their californian network... Can it be something localised, like specific to UK?

Thanks in advance for your input...

Cheers,

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#10 Jill

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Posted 19 April 2010 - 07:42 AM

You can use the Advanced Search and do words in the Title there which does the same thing.

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Posted 20 April 2010 - 09:47 AM

QUOTE(Jill @ Apr 19 2010, 01:42 PM) View Post
You can use the Advanced Search and do words in the Title there which does the same thing.

Thanks Jill, it does exactly what I want... smile.gif

#12 Michael Martinez

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Posted 20 April 2010 - 02:54 PM

This is the first time (as best I can recall) hearing that a proxy service has been blocked. I wonder what's up with that?

Oh well, just something to file away for future reference, I guess.


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Posted 22 April 2010 - 02:13 PM

QUOTE(Jill @ Apr 19 2010, 08:42 AM) View Post
You can use the Advanced Search and do words in the Title there which does the same thing.


Hi Jill,

I tried using advanced search for this and the results were vastly different for 'allintitle' then my research had revealed prior to google denying my searches.

Have you experienced this?

Frustrating!

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#14 Jill

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Posted 22 April 2010 - 03:15 PM

Yeah the whole allintitle command is pretty much broken lately.

At the moment, I don't know of any way of replicating it. Google doesn't like people doing this sort of competitive analysis, unfortunately.

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Posted 23 April 2010 - 10:19 AM

I was also having a lot of problem lately with AIT researches, resulting into "Sorry pages".

What I have been doing lately and so far, it has been working, is that I type an Allintitle query that works (ex: allintitle: "london city") and then click on the Advanced Search link to modify the query. It keeps the allintitle command, the quotes and you just have to change the keywords.

So far, it has been working for me, I no longer have any "Sorry page". Hope that helps.




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