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    How do I fix the Google Scholar broken captcha issue?

    • Product: 360 Link


    When attempting to access Google Scholar through a proxied link, a user will see a “ERROR for site owner: Invalid domain for site key” message with no way to access Google Scholar:



    This is an issue with how Google Scholar sees traffic coming from a specific IP (such a proxy server). Above a certain threshold, it thinks it is being spammed.


    Attempts to contact Google about this issue have been unsuccessful. There are a number of workarounds identified in this blog post by Chad Haefle at UNC Libraries. Please consider what might be most useful for your patrons and implement that solution.


    • Article last edited: 29-May-2020


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