I realize that in creating backlinks I am supposed to be using proxies. Now since I am just starting out I need to use free tools if it can be helped (at least up until the point I start making a decent amount of money). The only software I've purchased so far is Scrapebox because I couldn't find a good free substitute and everyone is always raving about it here. So I tried hidemyass and when I go to whatismyip .com I get the following message: Welcome to the CoDeeN HTTP CDN Service! You are using CoDeeN content distribution network(CDN). CoDeeN is a pulling-based HTTP content distribution network(CDN) deployed on PlanetLab with the goal of improving the Web performance. You see this page because you chose to use CoDeeN in some way. If you don't want to surf through CoDeeN, please undo whatever step you made to use CoDeeN. Please check your proxy setting at your browser, or uninstall any anonymizer software which uses CoDeeN. By the way, using Web anonymizer through CoDeeN will not work smoothly, and your access to CoDeeN get blocked at any time. Finally, please do not attempt to abuse our system. For security reasons, we closely monitor all the activities through CoDeeN and log all the requests, and in case of abuse these may be used as evidence in police investigation. Otherwise, CoDeeN is open to public use, so feel free to enjoy the service. You will be redirected to the page you have just requested in ten seconds. I don't know what the heck CoDeen is but evidently it is not good! All the proxies I've used get this message. I have a dynamic IP. Can't I just unplug my modem and let it resolve to a new IP address each time I need to sign up for a web 2.0 property and post my article with my backlinks? Maybe clear my cookies beforehand also?