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    Google Penalty for Automated Keyword Lookup Tools?


    Hi,
    I'm considering signing up for a service such as SEOMoz in order to automate the process of looking up keywords. I am not looking for "secrets" I've just (fortunately) reached the point where it's just too time consuming for me to lookup all the keywords I need to check for my clients.

    However I was under the impressions that if you use an automated keyword ranking check keyword tool, that there may be a Google penalty? Is this accurate or just a rumor?

    Thank you!
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    Google could care less what keyword research tools are being used; SEOMoz or otherwise. Their main concern is if you were to automate access to their (Google's) data centers.
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    Thanks -- but what do you mean about Google's data centers?

    In theory isn't SEOMoz automatically looking up keywords, which is automated access to Google's data center -- at some level?

    Thanks.
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    I use for my clients and I had no problems, but i do it weekly .
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    You need to use a rank checking tool that you can use proxy servers with. It is against Google's terms of use to auto-query their data centers.

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