Posted by Vectro 20 Jun 2011

Sometimes Googlebot tries to index Glype’s browse.php file and the proxied pages within it. These pages do not need to be indexed in order for Google to find and list your proxy site. Continue reading “Prevent GoogleBot Crawl Errors on Glype Proxy” »

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Posted by Vectro 22 May 2011

PHProxy has a setting that allows you to limit the maximum size of a file download. By default PHProxy has no limit. Setting a specific size such as 10MB or 5MB will cut back on your bandwidth usage and reduces strain on your site. Continue reading “Limit the Maximum Size of File Downloads in PHProxy” »

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Posted by Vectro 16 May 2011

Some bots look for Glype scripts so they can misuse them for spam and other abuse. All Glype scripts use the file browse.php to retrieve the websites the users are trying to view. It’s possible for automated software to look for that file and then exploit it. Continue reading “Rename browse.php to Prevent Glype from Being Used by Bots” »

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Posted by Vectro 16 Jan 2011

This works great for both non-proxy and proxy sites. On the web, there are many content scrapers, annoying search engine robots and automated proxy script exploit bots. They can be blocked with some simple copy and paste code which can be placed in your .htaccess file inside of your public_html directory on a Linux server. If you’re not sure if this is compatible with your hosting plan, make sure to ask your host. Most of them use Linux, so it should work. Continue reading “.htaccess Code to Block Bad Bots” »

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Posted by Vectro 6 Jan 2011

It is possible to use a SOCKS proxy with Vuze for downloading BitTorrent files anonymously. It also works for sharing. This is important for keeping your IP address from being displayed to hosts who monitor and track connections. It can make downloading safer than it is to begin with.
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Posted by Vectro 16 Nov 2010

Some proxy webmasters use different ad networks instead of sticking solely to AdSense. Others use a combination of ad networks and sponsored banners. In these cases, it may be optimal to randomly rotate banner advertisements in Glype. Continue reading “Random Ad Rotator for Glype” »

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Posted by Vectro 2 Nov 2010

I recently went through all of my proxy sites and analyzed the CTR so I could find out which sites are under performing and improve them. If you’re not familiar, CTR stands for ‘Click Through Rate’ and is a ratio of how many times an ad is displayed to how many times it is actually clicked. Most proxy webmasters find their numbers are typically low, even less than 1% in many cases. I have manged to get anywhere from 2% to 6% depending on the month or the day, which is nearly unheard of in this business.
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Posted by Vectro 26 Oct 2010

Proxy lists are essentially just a list of proxies. They can contain different types of proxies such as Web-based, HTTP, SSL, Transparent, SOCKS4 and SOCKS5. Some even display multiple types in one place.
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Posted by Vectro 2 Oct 2010

DISCLAIMER: This entry was not written or proof-read by a legal professional. It is based on experience in the proxy business as well as independent research.

There is much confusion about the legality of proxies. One common question is are proxies legal? The simple answer is ‘Yes’ for some countries and ‘No’ for others. This depends on the political climate in that country. Some oppressive governments restrict access to many web sites and also ban any tools used to unblock them. Continue reading “Are Proxies Legal?” »

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Posted by Vectro 21 Sep 2010

If you receive this error on your Glype site when trying to access Facebook:

XML Parsing Error: not well-formed

The solution is to simply delete the Facebook plug-in. Do this by removing the file facebook.com.php from from your plugins directory. That’s it! Facebook works better without it.

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