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Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by loclhero, Dec 11, 2007.

  1. loclhero

    loclhero Supreme Member

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    But learning! Being new to alot of this stuff and having had quick success, I'm only now realizing the importance of hiding my ip address (made a few bucks on a social network profile made without any effort to hide myself).

    Okay, so I'm hearing good stuff about ghostsurf but also bad stuff (bugs, crashes etc). If I want to use something on MY system to hide my ip rather than go to a web based solution, would the overall consensus be ghostsurf?

    And when I get it up and running how often does it change my ip address? So if I want to create some profiles on a site, is each one created using a different ip address?

    Sorry for the basic questions here, just trying to figure it out.
     
  2. skatona

    skatona Newbie

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    You can't *actually* change your IP (at least not as far as I know).

    You can always just go to your local coffee shops, buy a $1 coffee, and use their wireless.

    Or go to a library and use their connection.

    Or you can use a proxy server (google it). Not all proxy servers anonymize their users though, so you might want to check that first, otherwise you've accomplished nothing.
     
  3. AboutBizz

    AboutBizz Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    @Loclhero - I am still learning myself, but I have seen posted here a few times and used myself hidemyass**com. Try it and see if it helps.
     
  4. titalian

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    I like ghostsurf

    Ability to surf anonymously and encryption of your traffic
    I havent really had any problems with it crashing though
    Works nicely.
     
  5. Uptownbulker

    Uptownbulker BANNED BANNED

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    I use Ghost Surf and am using it right now. The only problem which I encounter is that some sites require you to accept cookies so you just select that option while you need it and then get rid of it later.

    I have never had GS crash and have never heard of it crashing so I can't comment on that really.

    I just can't find anything wrong with GS, especially considering the price.
     
  6. loclhero

    loclhero Supreme Member

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    Okay so I got it today and installed. Seems good but one confusing part (more of "me the idiot"): So now my real ip is hidden. But I still have just ONE ip even if it's ghostsurfs proxy. Right? So what if I need to do something blackhat and then that one gets banned? Am I missing something here?
     
  7. xXKingdom_SEOXx

    xXKingdom_SEOXx BANNED BANNED

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    ghostsurf is great. personally i just try out softwares and switch up the proxies and do my business, i dont give a shit and i earn what i deserve (actually zero dollars) lol. it feels so good.
     
  8. BuzzKill

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    TOR works just fine for everything I need. I just wish there was an option to make it bounce around to just U.S. and Canadian IP's
     
  9. SmallStorm

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    I believe this is coming soon. hxxp://www.pickaproxy.com/

    Chris
     
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    xXKingdom_SEOXx BANNED BANNED

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    thanx smallstorm for letting us know about that site, i will keep a check on that, as i love fooling the se's. I never cry when it comes to them!
     
  11. allaboutdatingsites

    allaboutdatingsites Newbie

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    The biggest problem I had with ghostsurf is that is was prone to suck up all my system memory, probably from memory leaks in their software. They were never able to fix it so I gave up on them. The proxy stuff worked pretty well as I remember but the crashing got to be too much ...

    regards allaboutdatingsites
     
  12. allaboutdatingsites

    allaboutdatingsites Newbie

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    I just noticed the second part of your post "And when I get it up and running how often does it change my ip address? So if I want to create some profiles on a site, is each one created using a different ip address?"

    You don't change your IP you ISP does depending on the type of service you are using. For my part, I run a few dating and social networking sites as well as a site to do software support. I am currently working on exactly the issue you have raised in this posted. If a new member signs up for one of my services and they use a proxy, I am assuming that they are either a spammer or scammer and block them from registering on any of my sites. I have been monitoring the "bad guys" who have registered and almost ALWAYS when a proxy is used, I can bet it to be a spammer. These days its really easy to check out spammers because the internet is now full of information about them and doing a search engine lookup of an IP address will generally tell me whether or not they are listed some where. Three or four years ago, that was not possible... and I struggled for a long time to try to provide a safe environment for my members and now it is a lot easier to check on an IP address. From my perspective, hiding your IP address may return a result you might not expect... fyi.

    kindest regards, allaboutdatingsites