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Link to what proxies are all about?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO Tools' started by spudgun, Feb 29, 2012.

  1. spudgun

    spudgun Newbie

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    Can anyone please point me to a discussion on what proxies are all about? I mean this in regards for backlinks for example. What are proxies needed for? What and why are private proxies better? How many private proxies would be required a month for backlinking? How many backlinks can you get out of a certain amount of private proxies?

    Basically an idiots guide to proxies is what I need. I've probably got half of my questions wrong in the first place. This is my level of knowledge on them. Any help would be awesome.
     
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    It is really not that complicated. Whenever you visit a site on the internet they can see your IP address, think of it as your street address. When you use proxies what you are basically doing is giving out a fake address to the sites you are visiting.

    Why is this important? If you use your own IP to link spam it will get on the spam lists and start getting blocked. After awhile a lot of sites will not allow you to create account and leave links. So you use a rotating set of proxies so that you can keep on building those links.

    Private proxies are better because you are the only one using them and the company you are buying them from makes sure they stay up all the time. Because of this they last longer.

    Think of public proxies as somebody leaving their front door open when they live in a bad neighborhood. As soon as they realize they left it open they close it, this is another reason why public proxies do not last very long. First because everybody is using them so they get blocked and second because they will be shut off buy who ever is running the network they are on as soon as they notice they are getting slammed.

    How many you need really depends on how much link building you are doing. Unless you are doing some fairly heavy link building you can probably go with 10-20 a month. Most companies let you switch them out every month so you can get fresh ones.
     
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  3. spudgun

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    Thanks for your answer. So lets just say if I was an SEO company and I was doing some link building. Part of my plan was to make comments on relevant forums with relatively high backlinks. I know it's relative to the keyword in question and the kind of client you might be dealing with, but as a guideline, how many backlinks are you able to submit (say via scrapebox) with 10 private proxies? What is 'fairly heavy link building' exactly as a number?