Every Time You Enter a Website Your Computer IP Is Exposed…
Hiding your IP is good practice whether you are an Internet Marketer or not. Most hackers and viruses use your exopsed IP to infiltrate your computer. A large percentage of Identity Theft also uses your computer IP address.
As affiliate marketers who create many social media accounts you may find the need for a proxy service essential. Many social media sites track your computer information and may limit the number of allowed accounts per IP address. This is actually common practice on most sites like Squidoo, Tumbler, Google and more.
Unknown to many; E-commerce sites also store your computer information to track your browsing preferences.
Hey! What about my privacy? Is there such thing as privacy on the Internet?
Here are some more good reasons to use a Proxy Service to Hide Your IP
- Bypass regional restrictions – Many international surfers use proxy services and servers to access US only sites, often to watch television on line or shop.
- Bypass restricted access to sites applied to your computer by your network admin or even parents.
- Send emails and other data anonymously.
- Change your IP frequently
Anonymous Surfing With a Private Proxy
To make your computer IP invisible to the web you will need an anonymous private proxy service. This works by connecting to the proxy server, which then filters your information when requesting resources from a website. In effect, your computer IP will remain hidden and websites will only be able to record the proxy server IP address, enabling you to surf anonymously…
Paid or Free Proxy Service?
Although there are many good free proxy services, though using them requires some know how and they can be confusing and time consuming to set up. Savy users scrape IP addresses and use them in free proxy services.
I have found that it pays to subscribe to a good service, since the cost is very low and the use is straight forward.
If you are running any automated applications like, Bruteforce EVO, you will need to verify the proxy service of your choice is compatible.
Personally I use Privacy Partners Private Proxy and found that it works with everything and at under $10 a month its a steal.
As with most applications, a free trial is offered to allow you time to use the software before making a decision.
How To Use a Proxy Service?
Initally you will download a free trial or purchase a subscription to a provate proxy service. After installation (simple) you will need to open the program before opening any browser windows or online applications. Some programs allow you to define the country you would like your IP to originate from. This is a useful feature and can be selected according to your browsing purpose.
For example, if you are located internationally and would like to surf the web anonymously as an American, you will select a US Based IP address. Other options may be closer to your geographic location and serve mainly for security purposes and not to enter US access only sites. This will also enhance your browsing speed.
Can you really afford not to hide your IP today?