Search engines produce different search results for different locations. We, as SEO specialists, often need to analyze the output is not under your region. To see the results of a search engine for a different country, city, we need to replace your ip address to the corresponding region.
The essence of hiding and spoofing ip address comes down to the use of a computer – intermediary – proxy server. Our computer sends proxy server commands, e.g. to open Yandex.ru, proxy server executes the command and sends you the result.
The website we are opening sees the ip address of the intermediary machine and not yours.
How ip address is spoofed and hidden by the proxy server.
Do not use this information for illegal purposes!
You may also need to know that proxy servers usually keep logs: their logs reflecting the commands you’ve received from the IP you’ve given.
So when you figure out the proxy address, there is a possibility to figure out your end address.
Also in the chain from you to the final site or user can be a few such intermediaries, which greatly complicates the search for your ip.
But, again, the special services have all opportunities to calculate your ip, including at the level of your provider, so … Do not use this information for illegal purposes!
The whole variety of hiding ip address or spoofing it comes down to the choice of software that will work with the proxy.
The easiest way is to get/buy a proxy and enter this address directly into your browser settings. Then all your requests to the network will be made through the proxy server. By the way, many Internet Service Providers do it this way to access the Internet.
Hola – choose ip of any country
https://hola.org is an add-on for your browser, which allows you to browse sites under the ip of any of the selected countries. This means that the service works with proxies around the world and substitutes your ip with the ip of the country you choose.
Hola is a great solution, you can introduce yourself to the site or social networks as a user from, say, Albania, Algeria, etc. By the way, a number of social networks for different countries have differences in the content provided.
Web-anonymizers – is an interface that stands directly on the proxy server. It means you do not need any additional software to use them: go to a site, enter the necessary address and you see the site from under a substituted ip.
You can find constantly updated list of anonymizers below:
UltraSurf to help the Chinese
UltraSurf: as we know that many sites are blocked in China, UltraSurf was created to help Chinese users access blocked content. It also gives us the functionality we need.
VPN connection and Tor
A VPN connection (Virtual Private Network) is a technology that allows you to create a chain of network connections – that is, it builds a path of several proxy servers. Information travels through public servers, but is encrypted at various stages.
An effective variant is a haidmay.naim.
One of the most popular options is Tor: https://www.torproject.org
The system organizes the participants in such a way, that every user is at the same time a proxy-server, long chains of such proxies are built automatically and in random order, it is hard to track the real ip.