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Old 03-22-2006, 10:13 PM
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What do you think about running an internet proxy on a home web server? Is this a definite no? I was planning on registering the domain slowprox.com or something like that and just using it for myself and some friends. If it does get out ss it possible to limit the number of active users?
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It could work, as long as it didn't get picked up from the free proxy websites. I never advertised my proxy and in 3 days it was picked up. Now Its doing over 200k pages a day.
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Old 03-22-2006, 10:51 PM
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wow. thats impressive, but I'll definitely keep my eyes up for that. After I submitted that, I was on godaddy thinking of all the cool domain names I could register (oxyproxy and other rhymes), but now I think I'll go back to something like slowproxy.com. I just want to make a few bucks from a couple hundred visitors, but I wouldn't mind shutting it down if it goes over the top. Sounds like it would be worth the fun.
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A word of warning, no one will give me advertising on my proxy website. I tryed 3 different places. And all of them said no. Just keep that in mind before you start your proxy.
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Old 03-22-2006, 11:52 PM
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ok thanks. what about yahoo or google contextual ads? Have you tried that?
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Google said no and I am still waiting on yahoo. If you want to buy it I will sell it to you for what I have into it. The stats have been doubling daily more than likely it will kill your bandwidth.
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What is the point of running a proxy? Advantages?
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Old 03-29-2006, 09:23 AM
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money from advertising
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What is the point of running a proxy? Advantages?
Just like chiefsmurph said "money from advertising". Check out this thread at sitepoint. http://www.sitepoint.com/forums/showthread.php?t=356457 this guy is making $616 per month.
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thank you proxy. Its been working out great: Traffic is not getting out of control, but its still getting about 600 visitors a day. You wouldn't beleive the difference the site is making on my advertising. I went from about 2-3 dollars to 4-10 a day.
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