Proxy business and Proxy promotion in its common ways Written on January 24, 2009, by .

People are really interesting creatures, they always want something they can’t have and that goes the same for real world just as for life on the web. May I say thank God for that because would it be exciting at all if we wouldn’t try to reach something that’s not allowed? What’s life without adrenaline anyway?

Now, on solid ground we all desire one thing – our neighbor’s wife but on the internet we all share one common experience, we have been banned from this cool website and we want the access back. But can we get it? Of course we can and that’s what today’s online business is all about – proxies.

Proxies or content filters will always be searched for as there will always be people who get banned from websites so why not try to make a buck out of it? Many schools block popular social networking website such as MySpace and Facebook and other popular destinations for kids and many companies and government institutes block certain websites so their employees can’t scrimshank at work and some people just want to keep their browsing habits anonymous.

Now installing a proxy is not that big of a deal but getting traffic to it can be a pain in the neck, especially today when a visitor has tens of thousands proxy websites to choose from. What make you believe he is going to surf your Proxy?

  1. Most common method of promoting a Proxy is getting it listed on several proxy listing site. They do ask for a reciprocal link which most of us are not fans of but it’s worth in this case because some of them are such as is the biggest proxy directory online so you can get sizeable amount of traffic from them. Don’t ignore smaller directories because they’re also a good source of traffic.
  2. Template. Apart from listing your proxy to several proxy listing online, you would want to have a site which can be recognizable to your user. Think of it like drawing a map inside your users mind. With a combination of a good domain name, good looking template does converts traffic. If you Google “free custom proxy template”, you will see there are many sites that offered free proxy template.
  3. Exchanging links can be a great way to attract visitors but don’t do it with someone running a Proxy like yourself because they’re direct competition so it would make no sense in exchanging links with another Proxy website. Instead, try to make a deal with Arcade website owners since those are usually the type of websites that get blocked. However, by advertising your Proxy on a website like that means direct exposure and can get you banned as well so you’ll have to decide whether it is worth the hassle or not.
  4. Also don’t forget to post in forums because forums can be your second biggest traffic income if you do it right. Bulletin boards with off topic (MySpace, Orkut, Facebook) or video game genres (Filefront, Talk-Gaming) are most likely to attract a lot of visitors due to the variety of targeted audience (teenagers) but since nowadays it doesn’t matter where you come from it would be good for your business if you could post on webmaster related forums (DigitalPoint, Sitepoint, WebProxyTalk)
  5. MySpace and Facebook. Of course, why you didn’t think of that? It’s so obvious it’s likely to get forgotten but it is also a crucial step in Proxy website promotion. What’s a better way to promote a Proxy than to promote it on a website getting blocked most of the time? You can buy MySpace and Facebook accounts with thousands of friends for 10$ or 20$ but you can always build your society yourself if you like to get things done from scratch. Posting occasional bulletins and commenting your friends’s profiles can make wonders.
  6. Last but not least, paid advertising. This can be harder for Proxy owners with no steady income so you’re more than welcomed not to pay a dime on advertising but if you’re thinking about getting serious with your Proxy, PPC programs are money well spent. If you’re new to AdWords, AdBrite, BidVertiser and other Pay Per Click program, do it on a small scale first and if it works, expand your arbitrage.

Whatever you might do, remember you’re here to offer free proxy services to people and the same way you got on the market you can be removed from it so watch you don’t fall off the clip because Proxy business can sometimes be dangerous. Work hard, be patient and results will be overwhelming.

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6 Comments so far
  1. Fear January 24, 2009 2:34 am

    Very well written and very much informative

  2. Proxy List January 24, 2009 9:30 am

    Well i still use standard template for my glype. I guess i’ll start to use different one lol.

  3. Jules January 25, 2009 3:19 am

    I like the idea of exchanging links with arcade sites, poker sites and others like that.

    Good article about proxy for unblocking facebook and myspace.

    Good Job

  4. TheProxyBusiness January 31, 2009 6:29 pm


    Have you tested link exchanging with Arcade sites? What results did you get? Sounds interesting.. I’d love to hear more about it.

    The more creative you get in advertising and promotion (as in any type of business), the more success you get.

  5. admin February 1, 2009 3:07 pm

    Actually, I own and honestly the site sent me quite a number of traffic. only that recently I sold all of my proxies, I’ve also sold the arcade site too.

    From my experience, linking with arcade site DOES brings traffic. As long as the arcade site is an active site with members.

  6. jangkrikjr May 15, 2009 12:05 am

    NIce tips for making traffic for web proxy 🙂


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