Issues regarding the Google search engine has been persisting since November 2017 as users have complained that on changing the per page search result limit option beyond 30. Users are redirected to a CAPTCHA page, owing to unusual traffic perceived by Google, irrespective of the browser – Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox or Internet Explorer.
At times, search results have been blocked with a CAPTCHA page notifying “Our systems have detected unusual traffic from your computer network”, followed by a blocking of the desired result.
Some organizations tried to simulate the glitch and recreate the scenario, following the instructions of one of the top contributors on the official help forum, and the CAPTCHA screen was presented due to traffic. Although the search results were not blocked, the forum experts who faced the same trouble, escalated the situation soon after it was reported.
Google employee, the Community Manager at Google Search and Assistant Help Forum, Andy B. admitted that the problem exists and tried to address the issue as well, saying that the team was not able to reproduce the matter concerned. He also asked to confirm if the behavior still persisted for those who were experiencing it and if it is so, let him know so that he can “reach out privately to get additional information for debugging.”
No comments were made by Google as to how long it would take to remedy the complaints pouring in and we can only hope for its speedy rectification. Steps to reproduce the problems have been doing their rounds on the Internet.