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Whatismyip.com says "possible proxy detected," is this a bad proxy?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by Delta223, Apr 14, 2010.

  1. Delta223

    Delta223 Registered Member

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    I am using proxies for a fairly low-key task: posting reviews of businesses (and creating some business listings in google maps). No spamming or anything like that.

    I notice that whatismyip.com seems to know which IP's are proxies. Therefore i assume google could also get that info. You guys think google will insta-ban these listings/reviews, or is it not a big deal to use known proxies?
     
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  2. Delta223

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    bump anyone know?
     
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    Alot of ISP's use proxies, but yes G will know you are hiding behind one.

    I dont think its such a big deal unless your volume is super high, and G thinks your behaviour is ruining the user exp on their properties.

    I would'nt worry too much personally, but all the same use wisdom young grasshopper.
     
  4. aishahriar

    aishahriar BANNED BANNED

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    I guess you are using a free proxy. A lot of free proxy servers are not properly set up to be completely anonymous, you need elite proxies for that (check proxies section on BHW).

    The way whatismyip dot com works is that it checks the http headers for any field such as 'forwarded for' 'x-forwarded-for' 'via', if the proxy server is configured not to pass on these headers then its much more difficult for anyone to tell if its a proxy or not. Even for Big G.

    However I do believe that they use other tracking methods as well. If you want to be paranoid use a private/elite proxy, AND dont run any G products like Google toolbar, desktop etc. also clear your cookies and stuff (Ccleaner is a nice little free program you can use for this purpose).
     
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  6. Delta223

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    ronnymundster Newbie

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    It's rare that I find a proxy that whatsmyip can't detect. They might err on the side of over finding, though.
     
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    "It's rare that I find a proxy that whatsmyip can't detect"

    You're getting your proxies from the wrong places, friend.
     
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    How ironic (BHW's Yahoo ad)

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    They might quickly probe the requesting IP on common open proxy ports if you don't send a header indicative of a proxy, e.g., X-Forwarded-For.

    That's what I would do, anyways.