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    Scroogle has been blocked by Google


    The entire Class C that Scroogle is on has been blocked by Google as of about 90 minutes ago. All of Google's data centers now return a 403 "Forbidden," which prevents us from screen scraping Google SERPs from our Class C.

    We were up for 11 days and handled 97,343 searches comparing pre-filter and post-filter results. The information we provided is information that Google doesn't want you to have.

    The latest hit list of nearly 5,000 terms and an essay on the filter fiasco are still available on the site.

    Fortunately, you can still search privately for pre- and post- filter results using the exclusion term trick described in the essay. Almost all of you already know about this. It's just that it won't be easy to get the big picture of what's happening regarding the filter, without that constant data feed of search terms that was collected and sorted by Scroogle.
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    ...Just wanted to say a sincere "thank you" for providing that tool for us to use!

    It made my research so much easier - a lot less time consuming.

    - Jason
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    I second what JasonR said -- big thanks.
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    It was great while it lasted! Thanks
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    Incredibly lame - but not wholly unexpected Great work with the tool!
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    I used it just a minute ago, it works perfectly! Did they lift the ban??
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    Rats always cover their ****. lol
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    We're back, by redirecting the scraper to a different IP. If it keeps working I'll automate the transfer of the term dictionary to the original server. Until that happens, the hit list won't be updating every 30 minutes. But at least the terms are being recorded, and can be transferred by hand to the blocked server periodically until it's automated.

    Anyone care to volunteer additional IPs? I need a static IP and cgi-bin on Linux, and ssh access to a shell to set it up. You too can be the first on your block to be blocked by Google!
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    use this if scroogle.org does not works for you:
    http://anon.free.anonymizer.com/http://www.scroogle.org
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    Originally posted by gauravkumar
    use this if scroogle.org does not works for you:
    http://anon.free.anonymizer.com/http://www.scroogle.org

    Wow! only 49.99!
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    to be a monetizer
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    i think they just made it paid service just a while ago coz i used it today morning.
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    its really mad that an anonymizer service ask you for bank details !!!!, i ve use it 2 years ago and it was free.

    hope -dc will be the leader
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    it allows you to search google for free but seems to ask for a thing called money if you want to access individual sites eg scroogle.
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    You would probably be better off re-programming it using the google API, that way you won't be breaking their terms of service and they won't keep blocking you

    Depends on how much time you have on your hands I guess ;)
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