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Error 403 on google adwords: keyword tool

Discussion in 'Google AdWords' started by the2003s, Jul 29, 2006.

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    Hi everyone. I was doing some keyword research using Google's adwords: Keyword tool and after a few searches it failed to respond. After I tried to enter the page again I got this message: "Forbidden Error 403". I'm pretty sure google has banned me from using the tool. I have 2 questions:
    1. Do you have any idea of how long will the ban be in effect?
    2. Is there a way to prevent this using the Google API?
    Thanks.
     
    the2003s, Jul 29, 2006 IP
  2. chrisd

    chrisd Active Member

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    They might be doing some maintenance work.

    On my Adworks I got this message:

    Oh yea, I like the "short downtime" from 11:00AM to 5:00PM.....LOL....and they say we don't have inflation going on...
     
    chrisd, Jul 29, 2006 IP
  3. the2003s

    the2003s Active Member Affiliate Manager

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    thanks for posting chrisd. this might have been the problem for me.. pretty unlucky:D Now about my 2nd question, let me rephrase... what tools do you use for keyword research/pricing?
     
    the2003s, Jul 29, 2006 IP
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    toomuch72 Peon

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    This is caused by Extreme OVERUSE of the tool. This is to prevent automated scripts/programs from accessing the tool in such a way that may penalize actual human users.

    The way to fix this problem is to delete the adwords cookie:
    I believe the cookie ends with @adwords.google.txt


    cookies are found in the c drive under documents and settings and the name of your computer or the current user. All cookies begin with the current USER name.
     
    toomuch72, Jul 29, 2006 IP