When gathering backlinks or updating backlink factors SEO SpyGlass is using the IP address of the computer, on which it has been installed. In some cases, this may cause specific issues when updating external factors, such as Google Cache Date, Indexation in Search Engines and other factors which are collected from the external services.
For this reason, all SEO Powersuite tools have been equipped with a set of search safety settings that can help you minimize the risk of becoming detected and blocked by different search engines and other services.
To protect your IP from getting blocked for excessive queries, make sure you enable 'Show Captcha…' option under Preferences > Search Safety Settings > Captcha Settings. To prove the queries are not automated, you shouldn't skip any of the captchas during the search.
To minimize the number of captchas that pop up, you can reasonably limit the number of queries sent, and make them look more human-like.
In 'Preferences > Search Safety Settings > Human Emulation' you can set the program to visit the search engine's homepage, and enable random pauses between making queries, which emulates natural human behavior.
In 'Preferences > Search Safety Settings > User Agent' you can set a Specified User Agent if needed. By default, SEO SpyGlass is rotating user agents and performs search queries using random ones.
One of the solutions to avoid blocks from Google and other services when updating backlink factors is to hide your IP address behind a proxy.
With the Proxy Rotation feature on, the program will connect to search engines through the proxies instead of your IP and distribute the requests between them to keep your checks uninterrupted.
This also allows you to speed up the workflow, as you can set higher number of simultaneous tasks and update multiple projects quickly.
To start using proxies, go to Preferences > Search Safety Settings > Proxy Rotation and enable it. You can Add the proxies by one, or Import them in bulk (the wizard will show the required format of the proxies list).
Once the proxies are imported, you can Select any of them to be used, and Check their status anytime.
If you'd like SEO SpyGlass to use a proxy instead of your IP when it performs the tasks requiring direct connection (connecting to your Google Analytics or Search Console accounts for instance), set up a proxy under Preferences > Proxy Settings. We recommend using the proxy with the best response time here.
If you'd rather not resolve captchas manually, or if you need to leave the software running unattended, consider getting an anti-captcha key. You can get our SEO PowerSuite Anti-Captcha key here, and paste it under Preferences > Search Safety Settings > Captcha Settings - simply enable the Automatic Captcha Recognition and enter the key code.
The captchas will be resolved automatically in the background, keeping your proxies safe. With the reasonable number of tasks and moderate human emulation settings, even a key for 1K captchas may really last a while.