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How to Verify if Proxies are Private / Virgin?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO Tools' started by Neilio, Dec 29, 2015.

  1. Neilio

    Neilio Newbie

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    Hello,


    I'm new to proxies and would greatly appreciate insights for the following questions. I'm using them for Instagram + Twitter, but will soon add Pinterest to the mix.


    1) How do I Verify if Proxies are Private?


    2) How do I Verify if Proxies are Virgin?

    Cheers!
     
  2. DDuce

    DDuce Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    As someone who sells proxies and maintains a ton of servers let me be brutally honest: you can't be sure.

    Unless you have root access to the server, you just can't be sure as an end-user. That being said, you can recognize the symptoms of not-so-private-proxies.

    #1 You get banned / blocked a lot while maintaining proper delays. This is a dead give-away.
    #2 Load-times are inconsistent. Variance is normal but getting pageloads of 2 seconds one hour and 5 seconds the other is highly suspicious.
    #3 You get grey-listed within minutes after using the proxies for the first time. This obviously means the IPs are on some sort of internal list and monitored intensively for any suspicious behaviour.
    #4 The silver lining: if providers do that and they get caught it ruins their reputation. That's just not worth it! So in 99% of the cases, if they say they're private, they're most likely private.

    I was actually thinking of implementing a live bandwidth monitor for our service once we get enough subscriptions to warrant a full-blown back-end. You solidified that idea ;-)

    Hope these symptoms help! I'd be happy to answer any more questions.
     
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  3. Bane Bentley

    Bane Bentley Junior Member

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    Just curious, how does operating a proxy server work? Do you like have a dedicated box and like 100's of IP on it? If so, aren't the expenses way to high (if you are paying the regular $2 per IP per month)?

    Cheers!
     
  4. Neilio

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    Thanks DDuce - That helps.

    My next question "What's the REAL difference between normal "private proxies" and proxies specifically marketed to be used for various social networks" is posted: ..../blackhat-seo/black-hat-seo-tools/812329-proxies-specifically-instagram-twitter-pinterest-whats-difference.html#post8536263

    I'd appreciate your input!