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Proxies for manual comment posting?

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by JohnDoe1337, Jan 3, 2012.

  1. JohnDoe1337

    JohnDoe1337 Registered Member

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    I alway wondered if you need to use proxies to manually post comments on blogs? Can google check which IP posted the comment? Sorry, I'm a noob :)
     
  2. scrapefox

    scrapefox Power Member

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    Google don't know the IP the post was made from. Even if they did: seen as you're doing manual commenting, I presume it's probably on relevant content, so hiding your IP seems pointless.
     
  3. JohnDoe1337

    JohnDoe1337 Registered Member

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    If google doesn't know the IP the post was made from, why do comment blasters use proxies then?
     
  4. ff1227

    ff1227 Junior Member

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    We were all noobs at one point. The reason we use proxies is that a large number of blogs use a plugin called "akismet". Akismet has the ability to automatically put your comment instantly in the site owner's spam folder so the blog owner doesn't even know that you've attempted a comment. One of the main ways it blocks a comment (there are other ways too) is because the same IP shows up in a short period of time in the akismet database. Proxies solve that issue by allowing you to appear from a different IP within their database.

    However, if you are leaving quality handmade relevant comments on high PR ******** blogs, hiding your IP is often not necessary. If you are doing mass commenting, it's nearly impossible to work without them. For your case, it sounds like proxies aren't something you'll need at the moment.
     
  5. scrapefox

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    To hide themselves from blog owners and spam databases.
     
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    JohnDoe1337 Registered Member

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    Thanks for the elaborate explanation :)

    I have another (not so related) question:

    I have a dutch blog but instead of writing quality content, I translate English content with Babelfish. Do you think google is smart enough to notice the flaws in grammatical/semantical structure?

    Also, does blog comment on English keyword-related websites help in promoting my blog?
     
  7. ff1227

    ff1227 Junior Member

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    As of now, not yet. Lots of us steal content from other languages and translate. However, don't be surprised if one day soon the big G figures it out and your rankings tank. I wouldn't put all your eggs in that basket personally.

    Yes they do help. However, the 'boost' you get is a lot less so than you would get from highly related blogs. You can still rank without ever getting a link in the country of origin but the process will be quicker if you have some related sites linking to you, preferably ones that rank highly for the keywords you're targeting.
     
  8. JohnDoe1337

    JohnDoe1337 Registered Member

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    Ok, thanks :)