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The Proxy Discussion Thread

Discussion in 'General Business' started by antman, Jul 14, 2007.

  1. jkujami

    jkujami Member

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    #20321
    I am getting 700$/month at this moment with adsense... the thing is how to improve the income from the proxified pages. I've been using adversal for a long time but I don't know if there is something else. CPM is shit in the proxified pages....
    SEMrush
     
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    Right, I've been in the proxy business for 6 years, I've had several large proxy networks and at one point I was making over £3000 a month from about 2 hours a week work (in the good old days). This year has killed it. When adversal was still allowing proxies I was making a meagre profit (about £50 a month) but now I'm struggling to cover costs (one small server at FDC). I've tried adfly and several other banner/popup companies over the last couple of months but I'm struggling to make £4 a day if I'm lucky. My server and a lot of domains need renewing but I'm struggling to justify the costs as I don't see how the proxies will pay for themselves.

    I think this is the end of proxies for me. It was good while it lasted.
     
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    tom11011 Well-Known Member

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    #20323
    let me know what dot coms you have for sale.
     
    tom11011, Oct 21, 2013 IP
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    SKULL Prominent Member

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    #20324
    Are you using the Webpage Entry Script on Adfly? If not i would say try that one.

    Also i have a few new ones i am traying at the moment.

    Popcash.net and eDomz.com both seems to allow proxys.
     
    SKULL, Oct 21, 2013 IP
  5. Divadmi

    Divadmi Greenhorn

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    #20325
    eDomz does allow proxies (and proxified pages). But don't expect to get rich quick ;)
     
    Divadmi, Nov 28, 2013 IP
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    #20326
    May I ask, what has changed in your opinion?

    Too many proxies/competition?
    People not clicking the adds?
     
    bobpit, Nov 29, 2013 IP
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    Skunkard Well-Known Member

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    #20327
    Yes, you also have to bear in mind that ad blockers are getting better all the time.

    you can still make money if you have lots of traffic and lots of RAM to cater for that traffic, as a percentage of this traffic won't have ad blocking extensions on their browsers and you could see some clicks on well placed ads. If you have lots of traffic though, means having to pay monthly/yearly for a good optimized VPS at the very least with about 6-8GB RAM if you are going to have even 100s of users, because of the content they will be viewing (Youtube, streaming other content, etc) this needs alot of memory and therefore unless you have a high volume of fresh proxies consistently (as they quickly get added to blacklists) you probably won't make money with just 1 or 2, but you do have to put in hard work for targeted traffic if you want to pay nothing for advertising, you can do this by submitting to lots of proxy lists, there's some good ones out there that can get you good traffic.

    Do this with about 20+ proxies and you will definitely see some cash coming in from well placed Adsense & popups, so really its up to you whether you want to put in the hours.
     
    Skunkard, Nov 30, 2013 IP
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    tom11011 Well-Known Member

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    I earn alot of money with proxy sites. It can be done.

    Personally, I don't believe in the need to have constant fresh proxies for 2 reasons.

    1.) Many of my proxy sites have been online for many years, I don't see a drop in traffic. If your site is reliable, fast, and not overdone with ads, the traffic will come, it goes viral very quickly.
    2.) If admins are blacklisting my proxies, that's ok because the people that were using them before the blacklisting were probably not clicking ads anyways because they became accustomed to the site and layout. Although I cannot prove it, I suspect new users to my proxy sites are the ones that click the ads most of the time. According to Google, 33% of my visitors are always new visitors.

    Bottom line is this. Expect a 1%-2% CTR with your proxy servers on average with a $.15 CPC. Some days the performance is much better, and of course some days you get that elusive $10 click as well.

    I sell an ebook, see my signature.
     
    tom11011, Dec 3, 2013 IP
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    Divadmi Greenhorn

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    #20329
    Thanks for sharing. I'm aiming for these numbers now :)
     
    Divadmi, Dec 4, 2013 IP
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    This week I launched my first free SSL proxy server : https://surf-anonymous.info/

    I don't know if I will make any money out of it. I did enjoy the process and learned a lot from working on this project. I rented a vps with good horsepower and I plan to upgrade it as soon as I have more traffic. My goal is to make this one of the fastest and most reliable proxy servers.

    Tom1101 helped me VERY MUCH building it, I had bought his ebook some time ago.
     
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    #20331
    You need to block all the top porn and filesharing sites or you'll get your ads disabled and if it happens a few times you'll lose your account.
    I'd take your ads down now until you can figure out which sites to block and how to block them!
     
    Paz, Jan 5, 2014 IP
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    #20332
    Where do you see porn and filesharing on his website?? Users can surf to wherever they want so long as ads do not appear on those pages, ie- he is not serving ads on proxified pages, only the home page.
     
    tom11011, Jan 5, 2014 IP
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    Paz Well-Known Member

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    #20333
    I was the same I had ads on my homepage but I got warnings from Adsense. I don't know for sure how it happens but it might be if you block hotlinking your homepage displays with a warning, your ads and the form is filled with the URL you were trying to were trying to view with your proxy.
    Adsense policy says that you are not allowed to place ads on questionable content but also on pages with links to questionable content and I think that that it views that form textbox with the pre-filled URL as a link!
    Just as an additional tip. The phpproxy script effectively displays your homepage whenever it encounters a 404 on a proxified page. You can't see the homepage but if you look in your source codes on proxified pages with broken lnks you'll see your ad code there. Be safe!
     
    Paz, Jan 5, 2014 IP
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    Hey, is proxy.org working for you guys? Wehn I try to access it, I get edireted to a random page each time.
     
    victor9011, Jan 6, 2014 IP
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    What do you mean by prefilled url? I'm not seeing it. Everything about his site is ok, meets the TOS of adsense.
     
    tom11011, Jan 6, 2014 IP
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    tom11011 Well-Known Member

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    working for me ok at 6:52am eastern.
     
    tom11011, Jan 6, 2014 IP
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    #20337
    my traffic suddenly increased but its from China.. anyone else gets sudden huge traffic from China?
     
    geekos, Jan 10, 2014 IP
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    tom11011 Well-Known Member

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    Not me. China is about 2/3 the way down my traffic list today.
     
    tom11011, Jan 10, 2014 IP
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    geekos Well-Known Member

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    what do you think of china traffic,do you block it?
     
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    tom11011 Well-Known Member

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    I don't block anyone. China represents very little traffic and as a result very little adsense income for me, however proportionally their click through rate is about on par with most other countries. RPM is about 2/3 of the way down the list.
     
    tom11011, Jan 10, 2014 IP