What do I do if I encounter blocking or captchas?

While trying to setup a cloud monitor, I encountered an error.

There was no challenge in the setup, but on actual run it gave me a “SELECTION_EMPTY” error and upon checking the error details, I see a snapshot of a bot detection page as shown below:

Please suggest a solution


This is a fairly common challenge and I have 2 possible recommendations:

  1. Try and see if a local monitor helps address the challenge(Local Monitor vs. Cloud Monitor | Distill). This should usually work well, if the frequency of checks is not too high.
  2. For monitors in the cloud, try using higher grade proxies: Using proxy servers for checks | Distill

Feel free to reach out, if you still continue to face any challenges.

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Thank you, for your detailed response.