Why change IP address?

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  1. scribbles

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    Why do we change IP address when performing SEO-related tasks?
     
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    To avoid footprints.
     
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    It's one method to try to hide your footprints.
     
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    To get access to blocked resources, if your IP is banned already.
     
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    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.
     
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    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).
     
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    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.
     
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    Thanks to all for the input
     
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    no body wantes its IP to be blocked
     
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    Keeps you from being blocked and covers your footprint
     
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    I believe 99.9% people in blackhatworld want hide there ip
     
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    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.
     
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    It is a good way of hiding your footprints.
     
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    Because if you post to a lot of sites with same ip, it could result in blocking access to site with that ip..
     
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    to avoid footprint
    to use sites without getting into trouble
     
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    To avoid footprints. Nobody wants to be slapped with a manual penalty and their IP to be blocked.
     
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    hide your footprints