If you try to conduct a search at Scroogle, the portal that lets you search Google in private, Scroogle will tell you that Google is blocking them.
I just tested it and Scroogle returns an error message that reads, "so sorry... Google is temporarily blocking this Scroogle server."
This happened back in May 2010 as well, and probably happens fairly often.
Google told BetaBeat that they are not manually blocking Scroogle but they do have automated systems in place that "deter scraping or excessive queries to Google, and spikes in query traffic can cause issues for some sites." So this [...]
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