1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Why change IP address?

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by scribbles, Nov 29, 2016.

  1. scribbles

    scribbles Newbie

    Joined:
    Nov 10, 2016
    Messages:
    26
    Likes Received:
    6
    Gender:
    Male
    Why do we change IP address when performing SEO-related tasks?
     
  2. The Data Scientist

    The Data Scientist Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

    Joined:
    Nov 3, 2016
    Messages:
    213
    Likes Received:
    56
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Data Scientist, SEO & Entrepreneur
    Location:
    WWW
    To avoid footprints.
     
    • Thanks Thanks x 1
  3. MisterF

    MisterF Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

    Joined:
    Nov 29, 2009
    Messages:
    6,287
    Likes Received:
    4,801
    Occupation:
    Conference Organiser, Business Advisor.,
    Location:
    JADIP
    Home Page:
    It's one method to try to hide your footprints.
     
    • Thanks Thanks x 4
  4. MuayThai

    MuayThai Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

    Joined:
    Aug 25, 2015
    Messages:
    565
    Likes Received:
    173
    To get access to blocked resources, if your IP is banned already.
     
    • Thanks Thanks x 2
  5. bartosimpsonio

    bartosimpsonio Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

    Joined:
    Mar 21, 2013
    Messages:
    12,060
    Likes Received:
    10,835
    Occupation:
    WHEREZ MA
    Location:
    BITCOINS AT?
    Home Page:
    When you're doing massive scraping tasks you should switch your IP often to avoid bombarding the same site with requests from the same IP.
     
    • Thanks Thanks x 3
  6. -Z-

    -Z- Newbie

    Joined:
    Nov 3, 2016
    Messages:
    41
    Likes Received:
    8
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Planet Earth
    It's a good way to hide your footprint from previous work and it's a great way to revive a dead website. If you have an aged Domain then it's a good idea to change email address if you're planning to revive it for its old keywords (I'm currently working on an older website atm).
     
    • Thanks Thanks x 1
  7. peterhuko

    peterhuko Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

    Joined:
    Jan 25, 2015
    Messages:
    399
    Likes Received:
    92
    As most of the others have said, avoiding footprints. Also if you are based overseas, it is much easier to use a US IP for many SEO-related tasks.
     
    • Thanks Thanks x 1
  8. scribbles

    scribbles Newbie

    Joined:
    Nov 10, 2016
    Messages:
    26
    Likes Received:
    6
    Gender:
    Male
    Thanks to all for the input
     
  9. Cotentdr

    Cotentdr Newbie

    Joined:
    Nov 15, 2016
    Messages:
    17
    Likes Received:
    1
    Gender:
    Male
    no body wantes its IP to be blocked
     
  10. Gambino Family

    Gambino Family Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

    Joined:
    Nov 22, 2016
    Messages:
    121
    Likes Received:
    43
    Keeps you from being blocked and covers your footprint
     
  11. lioncool

    lioncool Registered Member

    Joined:
    Jan 20, 2012
    Messages:
    55
    Likes Received:
    5
    I believe 99.9% people in blackhatworld want hide there ip
     
  12. Trinity Smith

    Trinity Smith Regular Member

    Joined:
    Aug 26, 2016
    Messages:
    440
    Likes Received:
    76
    Gender:
    Female
    It's because people don't want to be tracked down and to bypass a certain website where they already been blocked so they can appear anonymously.
     
  13. tonystarc

    tonystarc Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

    Joined:
    Jul 13, 2016
    Messages:
    211
    Likes Received:
    26
    Gender:
    Male
    Home Page:
    It is a good way of hiding your footprints.
     
  14. dichotom

    dichotom Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

    Joined:
    Dec 9, 2008
    Messages:
    2,100
    Likes Received:
    558
    Because if you post to a lot of sites with same ip, it could result in blocking access to site with that ip..
     
  15. RankBoss

    RankBoss Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

    Joined:
    Nov 21, 2016
    Messages:
    149
    Likes Received:
    19
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    SEO Agency
    Location:
    Within your range
    to avoid footprint
    to use sites without getting into trouble
     
  16. Cshark

    Cshark Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

    Joined:
    Feb 25, 2011
    Messages:
    1,361
    Likes Received:
    184
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Grinding
    Location:
    NYC
    To avoid footprints. Nobody wants to be slapped with a manual penalty and their IP to be blocked.
     
  17. Greymist

    Greymist Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

    Joined:
    Oct 30, 2014
    Messages:
    537
    Likes Received:
    97
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Content Writer
    Location:
    Graveyard
    Home Page:
    hide your footprints