I've searched around but can't seem to find the exact answer to my question. Why is it so important to use proxies when posting with Scrapebox? I'm not a total noob, so I do understand the concept of proxies and how it's a good way to cover your tracks. So is the answer as simple as that? I know akismet bans domain name and not IP address. So that cant' be the main reason...Is it that we don't want to end up in a spammer database and blacklisted from sites that ban visitors based off that list? Or is it all of the above? See what I'm really after is to know if Google discounts back links that look spammy and all from the same IP address? That doesn't make much sense though....Google can't see the IP address posted to blog comment right? -- they do look at the user name and e-mail maybe so that's why I rotate those fields when doing a blast. So....say if were to always use my IP address when blasting comments, what kind of trouble can I expect to come my way? Look forward to hearing feedback.