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Why is Keyword Rank Checker blocking me so quickly?

Posted 2011-12-16 in FAQs

If you are using the Keyword Rank Checker and Google is banning your IP address quickly, try the following steps.

Space out your requests - instead of checking many keywords at once, try breaking it up over a few hours.

Increase the number of results returned in each request to reduce the number of requests made to Google. Edit the file class.kWebRankSimple.php, changing the following line, around line 41:

    var $count = 10;

Change the above line to:

    var $count = 100;

Note: Do not set this value higher than 100, or to an odd number such as 87. Acceptable values are 10, 25, 50, and 100.

Finally, if you are having a lot of problems getting blocked, you can limit how far into Google the rank checker searches. Open config.php, and edit the file, around line 40:

define('K_MAX_KEYWORDS', 100);

Change the above line to:

define('K_MAX_KEYWORDS', 50);

Note that making this change will only return results found in Google up to the 50th position, and should be reserved for highly problematic scenarios.

If you continue to have problems being blocked or getting no results, you may be on a shared server or shared IP address. Try moving your script to a new IP address, or check that any other scripts or sites on the same IP address are not also running similar queries.


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