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Rohit Valiyan

Cashier ( Kotak Mahindra Bank ) | Posted 03 Aug, 2018 |

Why does Google sometimes ask if I am a robot and how to bypass that process?

Preeti Taneja

Entrepreneur | Posted 03 Aug, 2018

If a web server that has a capacity of 10,000 visitors startgetting 100,000 visitors, it will eventually crash. What you can do here is set several protocols that prevent such over-burden of the server.

This same basic theory applies when Google asks you if you’re not a robot. This step is just a gatekeeper to help Google safeguard its servers from overburdening.  


Now, of course, the server capacity of Google is paramountthat can easily consume even when the entire population in the world use the search engine together. However, the company has kept certain checks and measures to fight back the menace of bot attacks, which has been spiraling to be a big problem in recent times.


When a lot of traffic is sending queries to Google from the same IP address, it tells Google that these traffics are theresult of bots, which goes against its user policy. So, it shows an additional step that prevents any further search queries without verifying that whether it’s really the human or bots using its server.  


If it’s the bots, they won’t be able to bypass this security/verification process. If it’s humans, they can confirm that they are the humans and continue with their search.  


This simple step helps Google save its server from brute forcebot attacks that might crash its servers by over-burdening them.


Now, comes how can you bypass this step without going through the tedious process of confirming that you’re not a robot every time.  


Well, the answer is simple. Change your IP address. This verification step only comes when Google detects that an unnatural amount of traffic is coming from the same IP address. When you change your IP address, you won’t have to prove that you’re not a robot.  


If you can’t change the IP address, invest in a good VPN solution. If even that’s not an option, simply switch your default search engine. Bing and DuckDuckGo aren’t too bad either.