I am a programmer and I Google a lot.
The thing is that it seems that Google finds my search requests fishy (often related to security and compile errors, something casual users won't search for) and asks me to enter captchas from time to time.
It all started something about a year ago - I've found myself entering captchas a couple of times a week - not really pleasant, but something one can live with. Sometime about half a year ago the situation got worse - Google asked me to enter captchas up to 5 times a day (!), but after some time it eased a bit and lately I've been entering captchas about once a week. Last week Google started to ask me double captchas (asks one and another immediately. First captcha was entered 100% correct - I triple checked it).
It is true that I sometimes search really weird stuff but captchas keep being asked even for casual queries. Also it happens when I Google on different OSes (Windows/Ubuntu) and in different browsers (Firefox/Chrome), so I suspect that this is something that is relevant to my google profile.
What I tried.
- Dug through Google account preferences - found nothing useful.
- Saw some articles and tutorials on the internet (like this for example), but all that I stumbled upon was outdated and didn't help me to solve my problem.
So, in the end, what can I do to confirm that I am a human once and for all, or at least reduce amount of captchas that I have to enter while Googling?