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How to Find Anonymous Proxies

There are a variety of reasons why you may be looking to find anonymous proxies.  When jumping online from anyplace in the world, you may be worried about your web activities being traced.  With your IP address, someone can determine almost precisely where you are geographically as well as gain information about the type of computer and browser that you are using.  anonymous proxies 293x300 How to Find Anonymous ProxiesScary, isn’t it?  It could go even further than that – with hackers gaining access to your personal files, passwords, and even banking records.

There are other reasons for wanting anonymous proxies, however.  Many internet marketers and researchers use them to spread out their search queries among many different IP’s so that their main IP doesn’t get banned by a website, or even Google.  Someone may also use anonymous proxies to submit various promotional materials to bookmarking and social media sites under different accounts and different “pen names”.   Finally, if you’re in a spot that has restricted your browsing access for whatever reason, an anonymous proxy would help you to get around that restriction.

So, now that we know why someone may wish to grab some anonymous proxies, what are they and how do we get them?   Anonymous proxies simply mean that nothing about YOU is being passed along to the final website that you are accessing to through the proxy server.  Not your name, IP, location, etc.  Obviously, the proxy server, and whoever owns it, is going to get some of that information (your IP) so you may want to check out who that is before using them, but if your goal is to keep “anonymous” from the sites that you are visiting, this is your ticket.

How you can find anonymous proxies?  Well, you can “google it’ – but you probably already knew that.   There is paid software that you get and install on your desktop that will assign you an IP and render you “anonymous”.  The only one that I can recommend for this is PrivateProxy by Privacy Partners because I’ve used it for a long time and know that it works flawlessly.  They also offer a risk-free trial.   Finally, you can look for software that will scan the net for you for free anonymous proxies.  This is an option but not always the best one.  Your computer’s resources will be kept busy with the scanning and the “free” anonymous proxies that it pulls out for you may or may not last long as others are doing the same thing.

Depending on your reasons for needing anonymous proxies, some of these methods may be better than others.  For casual surfing, an anonymous proxy site may do the trick.  To get around blocks and change your IP on a regular basis, anonymous proxy switching software may be better.  Give them a try and come back and share what’s working best for you and under what conditions.

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So someone tells you that you need to get some “Private Proxies“, for whatever application you happen to be looking to use.  Off you go to get your private proxies and, holy crap, there’s even more than one kind of those!  Here’s the low down on that:

The main difference between Dedicated Private Proxies and Shared Private Proxies is how many users are accessing the same IP address. In Dedicated Private proxies only one user at a time (you) can be allowed to access proxy IP address. While in the case of Shared Proxies there are multiple users accessing the same proxy IP address.  But there are common  potential problems in shared Proxies, depending on what you plan to use them for:

  • Minimum order may be too high (100 IP’s – I do not need 100 IP addresses, I neeseohostingpic The Difference Between Dedicated Private Proxies and Shared Private Proxiesd MAX 10-20).
  • Sometimes shared proxies are being abused by all kinds of users and very large spaces include the entire range of IP addresses;
  • If someone else who is part of the proxy gets banned, you also also get banned.
  • The majority of providers do not allow proxy automation tools such as mass marketing tools or Scrapebox, Xrumer.
  • Some of the entries were so similar to each other (all IP addresses from the same town or region) that I really did not take a very unique spot in Google, Yahoo or Bing;

Due to above limitations of Shared Proxies you may prefer to buy Dedicated Private proxies. A dedicated Private proxy provides more features than Shared Proxies, but they also come at a higher price.

Features of Dedicated Private Proxies:

  • More Reliable than a shared list.  If you’re the only one using it, you control what goes through that IP.
  • There is no minimum order while shared proxies often have minimum orders of 100 IP addresses.private proxy servers 300x77 The Difference Between Dedicated Private Proxies and Shared Private Proxies
  • Totally anonymous proxies, while more often than not shared lists will be identifiable as “proxies”.
  • Very high speed compared to shared Proxies.
  • On demand location – A lot of times with Dedicated Private Proxies you have the option to pick the geographic location, such as the country, State and even down to the City.

In the end, these are both still “Private proxies” so you are much better off than a list that you pull off of a website that can be accessed by millions of people.  However, depending on your requirements, you may wish to pay the extra for the Dedicated proxies.  I personally use a Shared Private list for Scrapebox but that just isn’t going to work for applications like TweetAttacks or others that you can only enter in “1″ proxy for an account.  That single proxy has to be a good one and you don’t want to spend your valuable time on things like this.

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