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Can an IP be traced on Blogger?

Discussion in 'Blogging' started by virtualv, Nov 4, 2008.

  1. virtualv

    virtualv Junior Member

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    Obviously, I have a reason that I don't want a blog traced. Can anyone give me advice? Thanks much...;)
     
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    xbox360gurl70s Elite Member

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    what blog is this? Blogger? Free or your own hosting? please elaborate
     
  3. frostbyte

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    If you are referring to blogspot/blogger, then Google will have your IP address. They can use it for a variety of ways to track you, for eg, adsense fraud. Alternatively, if you get into some REALLY serious trouble with the content you posted, Google can always be forced to reveal you IP details to law enforcement agencies.

    If you want to remain untraceable, use an elite anonymous proxy or the TOR network.
     
  4. virtualv

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    Yes I am using blogspot/blogger...and I'm not doing anything illegal lol...I own a business and my one competition in town blogs every day about us. I have ignored this psycho for a year now, but he's getting more wacko every day. I haven't responded to any of his claims thus far, but today I'd had enough and made a blog and pointed out all of the lies he's been telling to his (and my) clients. I wrote it in a way that he won't know who it's written by, but he is sneaky and I just want to know if there is any way he can run software on it or any other way he can trace it back to me.

    Thanks for your responses...;)
     
  5. virtualv

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    Anyone? I really need to find out this information...
     
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    You are safe. Only google knows your identity, and they will not give it away just like that.

    Also make sure if somebody sends an email to the blog owner, you use a proxy to answer the email. Don't go commenting on other peoples blogs with as "the blog owner of your blog". In other words, watch out for some sneaky tricks somebody may pull to get your identity.

    Don't create any other blog for with that account.
     
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  7. virtualv

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    Great advice! I appreciate it very much! :D
     
  8. seodeveloping

    seodeveloping BANNED BANNED

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    If you want it to stop... just de-index his site! Xrumer isn't just used for doing GOOD things! :D
     
  9. Dragn

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    your worried about HIM finding your IP? then your fine for the most part.

    im a certified/licensed Network/Desktop Admin/tech, so take my word for it :)

    few reasons why:

    1. the biggest reason. 99% of the US population has absolutely no clue what to do with an IP address, even if they DO get it. he would see numbers but have no clue wtf they ment. and the IP he gathered wouldnt direct strait to you, but instead to one of the routers you connect to through your ISP more than likely

    for instance, if the mods of this website traced my IP, it wouldnt pinpoint them strait to my house, but instead to a sprint server/router located a good couple miles away from me.

    Finally, even if he DID trace it, and it DID go to my house, then he has to go through the trouble of finding out WHO lives in that house, and also know your name to know its you. youd be surprised how many people dont know how to use google, and would never accomplish this, not to mention alot of peoples home addresses dont link to a name. Now, if you posted from work, then i suppose IF it led directly to your location and not a router, he would know that its your job (since hes been bashing you appearently, he should know where you work) and know its you, but theres alot of "IF's" that are less than likely to happen.

    long story short, who cares if he gets your IP, the best he will know is that your located in the same 100 mile radius of him

    2. if your posting on a blog, he will have no way of gathering your IP without A. having some type of administration power to the site (this happens with forums, not so much blogs) or B. actually "Hacking" the hostings servers, both of which have about 0.001% of happening.

    feel free to bash him all you want, he wont have any solid proof that your doing it, then again, if hes bashing you, personally id let him KNOW that im the one doing it back to him.


    PS: if your STILL nervous about it, use a proxy. google "free proxy list" and you should have more than enough (just gotta weed out the non working ones) or take a lunch break to mcdonalds w/ your laptop and use there internet to do your e-bashing.

    suggestion: copy his site and report it to google to bump his site off the pages :p evil tactic, but fight fire with fire i always say
     
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  10. domzz

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    I would ban him from google (search the forums, it might take a while BUT its worth it for your company)
     
  11. virtualv

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    His blog (unfortunately) is on MySpace and not google....;(
    He's a true jackass and just jealous because my business does about 10 times what his does and he's a sleaze bag! lol
     
  12. gogogo

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    I think the people here meant to make his blog get removed from the Google search results (which is most of the times the main source for visitors for most sites, no visitors - no popularity for his blog - no bad name for your company). You can do that by doing heavily black hat "promotion" on his blog, but tactics easily noticeable by Google. Since Google doesn't like to be cheated as it comes to exploiting its search results in order to gain ranking, they often penalize (remove from the search results) if they notice such obvious way to cheat their bots.