VPN and Google Local listings

Discussion in 'Proxies' started by Water damage, Jun 1, 2011.

  1. Water damage

    Water damage Junior Member

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    Why when I use HMA VPN (using a proxy in another State) does Google still show my actual location (in Google Local Listings) when I search for a keyword. In other words it diplays results for San Francisco (where I live)when the VPN proxy is meant to be in New York? Surely if I search for "Dentists" it should display the local listings for New York?
     
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  2. fiesta

    fiesta Junior Member

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    Your ISP IP is leaking. A known issue with OpenVPN based services.
     
  3. Water damage

    Water damage Junior Member

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    Has anyone else noticed this with Hidemyass VPN?
     
  4. bucaneerx

    bucaneerx Registered Member

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    HMA VPN is not open, it's paid and as far as I know it does not leak. While I am on this can someone really clarify the big difference between VPN vs VPS vs PROXIES.

    From my understanding all are supposed to help shield your original IP. Is this assumption correct? I ask because I worry that HMA VPN may not be enough.
     
  5. tacutnya

    tacutnya Newbie

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    HMA is not good bro :)