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If you’re experienced with proxies or are currently using SEO tools and social marketing tools,  then please go straight to the List of the Top 6 Proxy Sites which I have reviewed the best places on the net to buy proxies. If you are just starting to learn about proxies just please keep read on.

Only a small percentage of internet users know the benefits of having access to multiple IP addresses and just how easy they are to use. The vast majority of people have only one IP that was provided to them by their service provider or cable company.Your current IP is displayed here,

Your IP address – 54.163.210.170

This numerical address may change on occasion depending on your internet provider but this is something you have no control over as most people have their computer set up to automatically detect their IP address.

This page will cover three topics.

First, I will go through some of the benefits of having a second IP address such as being able to surf the net anonymously and unblock websites and then I will answer the question: how do I change my IP address?

I made a brief tutorial to show you two of the simplest ways to make the necessary changes on your computer for both Windows and Mac users. Finally I will recommend sources where you can buy proxies.

Compare the best proxy sites and read the reviews. Once you buy a proxy a whole new internet world will open up to you and free you of restrictions that you might not of even known you had!

Why Change My IP?

All the reasons why changing your IP address will improve your internet experience

The Benefits of Having an Extra IP Address

An extra proxy address can come in handy for a lot of reasons. There is just so many uses and everyone has different needs so I made a list that will cover as wide an audience as possible. You might even think of some advantages that I might of missed.

Have you ever been blocked from anything online before like a chat room, forum, or a website? It’s usually your IP address that’s blocked. Change it and your right back in! For me Netflix was the reason, for you it might be something else. Just have a browse through some of the benefits of having more than one IP address and I’m sure you’ll see something you like.

Surf The Net Anonymously

As you may have seen with the IP Address Tracker to the left it’s not that hard to get information about you. For whatever reasons you might have for surfing privately, also called anonymizing, it’s a primary reason for you to make use of a proxy server and get a second IP, And here you is a VIDEO as A hacker who explains a way to browse the internet anonymously.
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The list of recommended proxy sellers that I have collected all use password protected Dedicated Class 1 Elite Proxies. You can’t buy a more secure proxy and that is why these are perfect to surf the internet privately.

Online Security

Hackers use your IP address to locate and hack into your computer. Having a proxy server between you and the internet hides your private data. It’s like having an extra layer of defense against hackers.

Any attempts to track you will end at the proxy server not your computer. Try coming back to this site once you buy a new IP address and look at the IP Tracking tool. You’ll see what I mean.

Unblock Websites

If you are surfing the net at school or work or in libraries you may have noticed that some sites like Facebook or Youtube have been blocked. A simple way around this is to change the computer’s IP address and all sites will become unblocked.

However, some public computers might not allow you to access the computer’s Control Panel so in this case the IP changes have to be made in the browser, but that is covered in detail on the tutorial page.

Watch USA Netflix

Having a USA / American IP address has many benefits  – Such as you can unblock Netflix on GEO restrictions. For me Netflix was the biggest motivator to buy an IP address, I signed up for Netflix living in Canada using my IP given to me by my cable company. With this IP I can only view content from Netflix Canada.

As soon as I entered the US Netflix I was redirected back to Canada. Now, with a second IP attached to a USA  you can view all the American content including US Netflix which is about 10 times the amount of movies, documentaries and TV shows. And you can buy a proxy or Use a VPN (Virtual Private Network) for Netflix, and VPNs are more expensive than Proxies.

Aside from Netflix I can watch or do anything that is normally only allowed for those that live in the USA. So if you’re outside USA you can still enjoy the great content from Netflix and any other regionally restrictive site. No more messages like, “You can not view this from your current location” Yay!

Multiple Downloads

With a second IP address you also have the ability to appear as a second person on the internet. Most free download sites such as Megaupload, Fileserve, Wupload and Hotfile only allow one download at a time unless you join their site. This is tracked by, take a guess, yup your IP.

Simply download using your first IP and then quickly change your IP and you instantly become a second surfer and you can download a second time simultaneously to the same computer.

Appear as a Second Person

This benefit so has many uses. Whenever a site only let’s you do something once, with a second IP you can now do this same action a second time.

To name a few, you will be able to do things like enter a contest twice, vote for something twice or join something twice. Basically whenever a website specifies that something is “Only once per household” you will be able to do this twice.

That’s why lots of guys use the proxies for footsites, such as Adidas US/ UK/AU, Footlocker US, UK, DE, FR … , Footaction ,EastBay, ChampSports, Finishline, SneakersNStuff and so on…With the help of the more IP address you can get more accounts to cop the sneakers!

Intensive Search Engine Requests

Any reputable SEO (Search Engine Optimization) business and any website owner knows the benefit of having access to several IP addresses. Owning a website or optimizing a website require heavy use of requests to search engines such as Google.

For example, in order to check where a website ranks for a particular search term requests have to be made to Google. If there are several search terms that need to be checked the requests grow dramatically when all are to be checked at once. Rotating IP addresses is the solution to this and the workload can be divided to stay under Google’s radar.

Using SEO Tools

SEO Tools such as Scrapebox, Xrumer, SEO Suite or Senuke need to access proxy server with several IP addresses to use them effectively. If someone tries these tools with one IP the proxy will not last long.

Google will start with a temporary block of your IP and will escalate the block to a permanent ban of your IP if you do not divide the workload over several IP addresses to mask the software’s robotic activity. To buy an IP address or several IP’s please see my list of recommended sellers.

Where to Buy Proxies?

If you plan to buy proxies it has been my experience that many proxy sites make the process more complicated than necessary. Some sites might ask you to install software or sign up for a VPN Service which will allow you all the advantages I have mentioned and in some cases more but the prices can climb fast and it might be more than you need.

You don’t need a VPN if you just want to get back into a blocked site, surf anonymously or access a geographically restricted site. All you need is four pieces of information; the numerical IP address, port number, password and a login.

IP:Port:Login:Pass

That’s it! The best advice I can give is to recommend that you do the necessary research and compare the vendors yourself before you buy an IP address. It is my hope that this list of recommended proxy sites saves you some time.

I have included the price of a single IP address if the seller offers it, but if you need to buy proxies in bulk for SEO purposes or using tools like Scrapebox, SEOsuite, SEnuke and Xrumer then I have included some bulk prices also. Many other packages are available at each of the individual proxy sites. All sellers mentioned have reputations for the great quality of their proxies and excellent customer support. Please read my reviews, compare a few proxy sites and find one or two sites to buy proxies that best suites your needs.

Here is the List of the top proxy sites that excel in service, quality and the best price,

Squid Proxies

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Squid Proxies, a proxy site that has been around for a while are well known for their proxy quality and customer service. Their prices on the other hand are bit high.

There is a lot more competition now so prices around the net are starting to drop over the last few years so do some shopping around at other proxy sites before committing to Squid Proxies.

The proxies they use are very fast and all come with unlimited bandwidth which is perfect for some of your SEO tools but make sure you read Squid Proxies “Appropriate use Policy” first..

My Private Proxy (MPP)

my private proxy

My Private Proxy (MPP) is a well established place on the net to buy proxies and a pleasure to deal with. I give them money and they give me quality proxies. Fast and reliable with a service department that answered my two test questions in an average of 9 minutes flat. Well done! With SEO in mind, MPP can cater to a webmasters needs and offers nothing less than premium proxies.

The bulk prices are average to low but as mentioned paying a little more has its advantages. If you only need one proxy the price is excellent. Try one out to see how good they are. You will not be disappointed. MyPrivateProxy is a highly recommended source to buy proxies.

YourPrivateProxy.com

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Your Private Proxy has been around for a long while and is perhaps the most trusted of all proxy sites for private or shared proxies. I know their prices are at a premium but reputation goes a long way. This proxy site is the only vendor recommended by Scrapebox itself.

Scrapebox is a known proxy killer if misused and demands reliable and fast proxies for intense search engine requests. If you have the money to spare I can assure your satisfaction with the service Your Private Proxy offers. Unlimited bandwidth is a given on any proxy you buy from them.

Proxy Bonanza

Proxy Bonanza

Proxy Bonanza is a classic example of an established business that refuses to get with the times. Sure their proxies are of great quality combined with renown service but their pricing is completely non-competitive. It seems that they are still riding on laurels of the past with a strong customer base that blindly renew their proxies without price comparing.

Bandwidth limitations vary with each package so be sure to check them out before purchasing. Use of Scrapebox and Xrumer are not allowed at Proxy Bonanza. To buy an IP address or to buy proxies from these guys just doesn’t make sense.

Best Proxy and VPN

Best Proxy and VPN

Best Proxy and VPN are the new kids in town just starting their business in 2011. Their proxies are lightning fast and so far their support has been supurb. If speed and service are more important than price to you then I highly recommend this source to buy proxies. The bulk prices are on the high side but the quality of proxy is supurb.

The price to buy one IP address is the best on the net and another reason why Best Proxy and VPN rank so high in the list of the top proxy sites. To buy one proxy the price is $2.47 each if you click their banner. Test one out and see if you like the proxy as much as I did before you make a bulk purchase. Also note that each proxy has no bandwidth limitations. If you need to buy proxies this place is proving to be one of the best proxy sites around.

BuyProxies.org

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Buy Proxies gets my first vote because they have everything that I look for in a solid proxy site; competitive prices, quality anonymous proxies, fast service and most of all NO RESTRICTIONS on how you use their proxies. There is no need to read the fine print because there isn’t any. Their motto is “Proxies With Balls” and they mean it! If you can think of something you want to do with a proxy then with Buy Proxies you can do it.

Xrumer, Scrapebox, Senuke, gaming, downloads, anything you want to do Buy Proxies is just fine with it. Another factor that heavy users might me interested in is that all of their proxies come with unlimited bandwidth and new proxies are sent to you monthly.

The process is simple too. Very soon after payment is made you will receive an email with all the necessary information; IP address, port, login and password. Can you tell I use these guys for proxies? Well, I do. So I can say to you first hand how good this business is to their customers. I contacted service to ask why they didn’t sell one proxy individually.

Personally, I need more than one private proxy for SEO purposes but I thought that one proxy would be appealing to a lot of people that just want to surf privately, access blocked sites and other advantages that I mention on this page. If you’re main reason here is to buy proxies in bulk to help with your SEO then I would recommend a combination of private and shared proxies.

At Buy Proxies their shared proxies are called “semi-dedicated”, meaning your proxy is only shared with two other people so above average speed is always possible. For those of you that have asked I use my semi-dedicated proxies for all intense search engine requests like scraping, checking SERPs, and checking backlinks and use my private proxies strictly for posting.

How Do I Change My IP Address?

Here is the Easy instructions on IP Address Change Tutorial for both Windows and Mac users.

Changing your IP address is really easy to do and this tutorial will show you two ways you can do it. One way is in your internet browser such as Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome or for Mac users, Safari. Another method is to make the changes in Windows Control Panel.

The most difficult part of this process is knowing where the best places are to get a new IP address. I try to help you out with that step at here,

Windows Control Panel Tutorial

The following method will work for Windows XP, Vista and Windows 7/8/10. Go to “Windows Control Panel” and select “Internet Options”. From there you will see the “Connections” tab and click that.

At the bottom click “LAN Settings” and the picture you see below will apply. Uncheck “Automatically detect settings” and check the box that says “Use a proxy server for your LAN”. Add your new HTTP IP address and the port number. Click OK for the two screens and that’s it!

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Google Chrome Browser Tutorial

Google Chrome is basically the same window you will see in Windows Control Panel but getting to the pop up window is different. The default settings for Chrome has an image of a wrench in the upper right corner.

If you have changed the settings then just look for “Options” in the drop down menu. Click the wrench and then click “Options”. Look on the right had side of the screen that appears for the tab “Under the Hood” and click that. Find and click the box that says “Change Proxy Settings” and a pop up window will appear.

In the “Connections” tab click “LAN Settings” and the image below will apply. Uncheck “Automatically detect settings” and check the box that says “Use a proxy server for your LAN”. Add your IP address and the port number. Click OK for the two screens and that’s it.

Mozilla Firefox Browser Tutorial

In Firefox find the “Options” drop down menu and find the “Options” window. Depending on the browser set up this could be located in several places so have a look around, it is there. After the “Option” pop up screen appears click on the “Advanced” tab at the top and then click the “Network” tab just a little below that.

In the “Connection” box click “Settings” and a second pop up box appears. Select “Manual Proxy Configuration” and enter your new HTTP IP address and port number. Click “OK” twice to close the pop up windows and you are finished!

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Internet Explorer (IE) Browser Tutorial

This method and the following three tutorials comes in handy when you don’t have access to the Control Panel because of Administer restrictions making a password required. At school, at work or libraries where your surfing might be restricted you can simply change the IP address within the browser and unblock the websites such as Facebook, Youtube etc.

For IE find the “Tools” menu and click “Internet Options”. Depending on the browser set up this could be located in several places so have a look around, it is there. After clicking “Internet Options” you will see the pop up screen and on that click the “Connections” tab. At the bottom click “LAN Settings” and the picture you see below will apply. Uncheck “Automatically detect settings” and check the box that says “Use a proxy server for your LAN”. Add your new IP address and the port number. Click OK for the two screens and you’re all done!

Mac Safari Browser Tutorial

Find the Safari drop down menu and click on “Preferences”. Click on the tab “Advanced” tab and then at the bottom of that screen click on the “Change Settings” box and the picture below will apply.

In the “Configure Proxies” section select “Manually”. Enter the IP address and port number in the box called “Web Proxy Server”. Select “Apply Now” and you are finished!

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Ways to Change Your IP address

People can mask their IP address, while using or browsing the internet. There are many processes to do this. It is very much imperative to understand the process of Internet-based communications and activities.

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In every computer, there is an IP address so when the people are online, or they are doing any work in online the IP address shows where they are located. Likewise, when they are shopping online, or they send emails to anyone, their IP is associated with that activity.

What is my IP address – 54.163.210.170

IP address just helps to identify the user personally. So hackers identify that IP address and they monitor their activity on a regular basis. These hackers steal the user identity or other personal information.

How an IP address works

Every computer has an IP which is called Internet Protocol. When the people connect to the Internet, their IP address is disseminating to any server, and if they logged on that server, then the problem can occur.

Tips on Masking your IP adress

There are many ways to help you changing your IP address and geographical location when using the internet. Individuals tend to want to change their IP address for many reasons,  in most cases it is for security and privacy, as well as anonymity.

A simple Google search will give you plenty of results on how to change or hide your IP address, and the initial result you’ll see will be proxy servers, virtual private networks and the onion router (TOR).

Using Proxy Server

Proxy servers act as a mediator between your computer and another connection on the internet, such as a web brower. As your connection is being streamed through another computer/server, your IP address is hidden from the rest of public and, instead, the IP address of the proxy server is shown.

This allows you to also appear as if you are signaling from another geographical location, and both of these features give you security and privacy when surfing the web. Proxy servers come in many shapes and sizes and do not have encrypted pathways as they are used by hundreds and thousands of users at a time. Because of this, proxy servers can only handle one application at a time, such as a web browser, leaving your email and file uploads/downloads open to keen eyes.

  • Different kind of proxies

There are many types of proxies available. However, it is imperative to know the right process.

1. Web Proxy

The user should enter the address of the website in the URL box which they want to visit. If this site is not working properly, you should already used the different proxy site online.

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This kind of proxy is known as a web proxy. It provides the privacy while surfing on the Internet. Moreover, it hides the original IP address of the user. An Anonymous Proxy Server is difficult to track. There are the cookies which track the user every day.

There are many anonymous proxy sites which protect the user when they surf the net. However, it is very much important to identify the right kind of proxy server. There is also an atrocious proxy server which can harm the computer.

The good quality anonymous proxy servers will provide an SSL which is called Secure Sockets Layer. It helps to block the eavesdroppers. This kind of proxy server is very much capable of eliminating the cookies.

2. Open proxies

There is a diverse list of proxy sites as IP:Port. However, it important to know this type of proxies,

  • There are many proxy list websites where the people can use the proxies, But Not all proxies List are good. So it is very much necessary to find the right proxy sites.
  • Some Open proxies may not safe to use, the proxy server may store your on your billing information or online passport.
  • Using a open proxy which are share to all users, so the speed of the proxy is really slow.

3. Dedicated Proxies

A Private proxy server has similar benefits and limitations to that of regular proxy servers, but do vary significantly. As you are the only one using the server, you are preventing yourself from being subject to the consequences of someone else’s actions, and Private proxies tend to be faster as they are not subject to user congestion.

However, Dedicated proxies tend to more expensive than your standard public proxy and they are difficult to find for free, and read the post “Where to Buy Proxy Severs” to know more about the proxy for changing your IP addrese.

Using VPN

VPN achieves the same result as proxy servers as they can also hide your IP address and geographical location. However, they differ massively and do the job even better.

VPN doesn’t just capture one application (such as a web brower), but essentially captures you’re entire internet connection and every application on your computer, such as your email, and reroutes your ISP.

What is a VPN?

A VPN, if you do not know already, it a virtual private network that allows you to hide your IP address and geographical location by tunnelling your entire internet connection through another server. This not only provides you with privacy, security and anonymity when surfing the web, but also allows you to gain access to restricted websites and allows you to bypass certain filters.

Because VPN are heavy encrypted with military grade codes, you can search the web freely knowing full well that you are protected both from hackers and ISP/Governments who may want to come sniffing around you connection to see what you’re doing and where you have been.

The only information they will be able to obtain is that you’re connected to a VPN, that’s it. VPN can also offer faster connections depending on the provider and setup is relatively easy.

There are obviously downsides to VPN, the first one being price. VPN is very expensive and much more expensive than proxy servers. In addition, although you may experience faster connections, VPN can become slow at peak times. There is also the issue of logs. If the network provider keeps logs of what goes on in their network, ISP and Governments can obtain these logs on request.

Using Tor

TOR stands for The Onion Router and is essentially a series of virtual tunnels that act similarly to a proxy server. The difference is instead of your connection being pasted through just one computer, your connection is bounced through several computers, creating layered protection. Hence why it’s called ‘the Onion Router’. As your connection is passed through different computers, your IP address if hidden and your geographical location is hidden also. The computers who are involved in the process are known as TOR relays and there are three types: middle relays, end relays and bridges. The initial connections are all encrypted and the final connection is not as it is usually considered to be ‘in the clear’.

The biggest issue for using TOR is the performance related issues, as streaming your connection through 3 computers systems can result in slower speeds. In addition, Governments are aware of the power of TOR and end relays (the final computer in the chain) often attract the attention of law enforcement agencies and sometimes receive copyright notices.

From, https://www.stupidproxy.com/#TorNetwork

Conclusion

There are many ways to hide your IP address from the rest of internet, and they all vary in process and ability.

Proxy servers offer the most basic and cheapest way to bounce your connection through one computer to another connection or application on the internet, whereas VPN captures your entire connection and all applications on your computer giving you military grade protection.TOR offers a combination of the two, by sending your connection through multiple computers with encrypted pathways.

They all have their own benefits and limitations and it is up to you to choose the correct one for you. Hopefully this article has given you some insight into the ways you can hide your IP address and thanks for reading.

 

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