So I’d like to use this post to announce that I am officially selling out. At the moment Blue Hat SEO is the only site on the internet dedicated to the art of advanced SEO. However I have gotten lonely of writing to advanced audiences and would like to start drawing the attention of beginnner SEOs. So instead of teaching advanced ways of manipulating proxy servers I’m just going to explain what they are in plain english. So from now on please expect these kinds of newbie posts on Blue Hat SEO because that is all you are going to get. Sorry, but I wouldn’t of had to do this if more people had clicked on that big donate button.

Definition of a proxy server
-A server that acts as an intermediary between a workstation user and the Internet so that the enterprise can ensure security, administrative control, and caching service. A proxy server is associated with or part of a gateway server that separates the enterprise network from the outside network and a firewall server that protects the enterprise network from outside intrusion.

Basically a proxy server is a computer someone sets up that works as a middleman between you and other websites. In other words when you go to a website, first your computer goes to the proxy server and says hey I want to go to Then the proxy server goes to and downloads the page. The proxy server then sends the page to you. So in a sense you download only from the proxy server and the proxy server downloads what you ask.

This has several benefits. Security is the biggest. Large corporate networks can track and watch what everyone in the network is going to. It provides a great deal of control because the proxy server can first retrieve the page and easily block it, should the need arise. Blocking other web addresses on a proxy server is easy. The other benefit comes from “anonymous proxies.” This popular form of proxy never passes your ip address. Intead it uses the ip address of the proxy server. So people don’t know who you are.

How Are Proxy Servers Useful To Web Spammers?
There are some great sites on the Internet that allow you to download large lists of public proxy servers. These are servers that allows anyone to connect to them and use them. This creates a huge advantage because then you can fake it so it looks like you have TONS of different IP addresses. It makes you much less traceable when you are spamming. It also allows you to look like you are different users. So the places you are spamming and link bombing can’t identify a single person making all these accounts or posts on their site.

Since I plagiarized this post a bit here are some sites that have some more information on Proxy Servers. If you aren’t familiar with them definitely do some research and find out as much as you can. They are a very useful thing to know about.

So I know a few of you just read this whole thing and are like What the fuck! Wow, Eli really did sell out didn’t he? I know I know, writing a little tutorial on what a proxy server is definitely is not advanced and for most experienced SEOs it should even be common knowledge. Perhaps there is something else going on here. Maybe I just wrote this because I got a new post coming out that’s going to knock your proxy loving world on its ass and I just had to get this information out of the way and into a reference mark so it wouldn’t pollute the real information with beginner stuff. There may even be a little something for the white hats in the possible upcoming post, or perhaps I really did just sell out :)

PS. There is no donate button so you can quit trying to find it :)
ya’ll lil’ bastards wouldn’t use it anyways lol.