Almost any SEO check implies gathering the data from different sources: search engines, online databases, third-party services, or social networks. All of those tend to monitor the load on their servers - and when the requests from a certain IP are excessive or seem automated, they may show captchas or temporarily block the IP. Upon using your direct IP, the checks may slow down or get interrupted due to that.
With most services, the problem is being solved at extra cost - by using your paid private proxies to distribute the requests across multiple IPs, or by paying for side captcha-solving services (anti-captcha keys).
SEO PowerSuite's Safe Query Mode helps you protect your IP and stay out of search engines' radars, letting your checks run uninterrupted and captcha-free.
The mode is available to all paid SEO PowerSuite users at no extra cost (not available in the Free version though).
The mechanism behind the mode is simple: throughout your checks, the requests get processed on our end. The checks run through our private dedicated servers, preventing any temp blocks and keeping your IP uncompromised.
The checks can be broadly divided into two groups, by the kind of requests that are being sent: simple or advanced.
The Safe Query Mode covers the simple kind of checks now.
Simple queries do not involve any additional search parameters / advanced search operators and allow you to:
Advanced queries imply using additional search parameters / advanced search operators. Search engines have always been extra-sensitive to such types of requests and tend to block those diligently when they go excessive.
For that reason, the Safe Query Mode doesn't cover the following (advanced) tasks:
* in RankTracker, the Safe Query Mode is not compatible with the Use Minimum Number of Queries rank checking mode (Successive Search only).
In WebSite Auditor:
In SEO SpyGlass:
The Safe Query More is constantly being improved and developed to cover more and more kinds of tasks gradually!
If you are using a paid version (either Professional or Enterprise), the Safe Query Mode is enabled by default - no extra actions needed.
Still, you can always find it under Preferences > Search Safety Settings > Safe Query Mode:
To make sure the mode is not interrupted by anything else in the setup, check this guide.
To successfully run the tasks that are not covered by the mode, go to Preferences > Search Safety Settings > CAPTCHA Settings and make sure that you have both Show Captcha... options (and, optionally, automatic CAPTCHA Recognition) enabled:
* no worries: you still won't see captchas throughout the tasks that are covered by the mode, and your Anti-Captcha key won't be spent on those.