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Google Keyword search seems to be blocked? does anyone know why?

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I was using the keyword search tool this morning then all of a sudden I get the following message "

  We're sorry...

... but your computer or network may be sending automated queries. To protect our users, we can't process your request right now.

 
 
Does anyone know why this is happening?
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September 2015

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Mine seems to be back up & running this morning! 

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Hi Chelsea, is this the external Keyword Tool or the one within an AdWords Account?

 

If it's the external tool there are frequency checks to prevent use by automated systems and if you've been making a lot of enquiries it's possible you've triggered this.  Try again later.

 

Jon

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Hi Jon,

 

Thanks for the reply, I think it is an external Keyword Tool, but I am not 100% sure the link I use to get to it is https://adwords.google.com/o/KeywordTool.

 

I have been using this tool a lot over the past few days, & was using it this morning when all of a sudden I get that message & am unable to use it.

 

I will try again in a few hours.

 

Thanks

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Been having the same problem yesterday and today Smiley Sad I've tried both the AdWords URL and the non Adwords URLs. I've checked with a few colleagues that work with SEO/SEM and they have the same problem.

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Mine is still down, I have looked around online & seems a few people have reported this same issue within the last 12-24 hours, maybe Google is doing some sort of update?? fingers crossed it will be back up and running tomorrow.

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I'm having same problem since 12 hours ago.

 

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September 2015

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Mine seems to be back up & running this morning! 

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Mine too. I unplugged Cable Modem for 8 hours to renew IP. Don't know if that solved the issue.