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Written by Mike-XS
Are you struggling to make an impression with your web proxy site ?

If you have big plans for your proxy sites, then you need something special like a custom GT proxy theme.

Don't you wish you could find a quick and easy way to make your web proxy grab people's attention in such a way that your visitors will instantly take notice and remember your proxy site forever ? You could burn it into their memories without anyone getting hurt !

Have you considered that when everyone else running proxy sites on the net is using the same basic proxy script as you, then you may need something extra to show your visitors that your web proxy is something worth coming back to.

The more visitors you have and the more traffic that you can build up will have a very big influence on the amount of money you can make from your web proxy.

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How to block bots from accessing pages through your proxy
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Written by Mike-XS

Protecting the Glype browse.php page and blocking abusive bots by their useragent

ometimes you may find your proxy being abused by search engine crawlers like Googlebot or Yandex and many other assorted bots lurking around the net. When these bots are using up all your sites resources / memory and causing problems you may have little choice but to block them.

I made a quick little script to help detect and block abusive bots after seeing this post at Netbuilders : Need help google bot going crazy

Robots.txt - First line of defence

Restricting bots / spiders / crawlers etc in your robots.txt is one of the first steps you should take to secure your proxy site against possible abuse. Setting up rules in the robots.txt file to disallow crawlers from using the browse.php page will generally only help to stop crawlers sent out by the major search engines from accessing proxified pages.

The main problem with robots.txt is that's it not actually a (legal) requirement for anyone to follow those rules.

Search engine companies may check robots.txt because most webmasters expect them to follow their rules and are very vocal and condemning if those companies don't.

So while you might expect all bots to follow the robots.txt, and punish them if they don't, there's not really any 'laws' against not checking it.

In real life not all bots will bother to check the robots.txt at all before devouring all the pages on your site or running amok through your proxy.

Some bots will even do the opposite of what you want by reading the robots.txt file and using it as a guide to find pages or directories on your site. They will check your rules and proceed to try and access every page and directory that is disallowed. For that reason it's not a great idea to list anything that you really dont want bots or hackers to try and access. Use a .htaccess file to enforce restrictions instead.

This is not a guide about using a robots.txt though. In this guide we'll take a look at a much more effective method of controlling abuse, using PHP to block search engine crawlers from accessing the Glype browse.php page by detecting and blocking abusive bots based on their useragent.

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How to show a default site in your Glype proxy form
Guides - Glype Proxy Guides
Written by Mike-XS

Show a default site in your Glype proxy form
Ok guys, here's a really quick and easy mod to make your Glype proxy ready for instant action with a website url already loaded into the browse form.

Quicklinks are a great way to give your visitors fast access to a site through your proxy. Why not also add in a default site to the form that will help them get started with their anonymous browsing too.

You could load in a popular site like google or youtube to save people the trouble of typing it in themselves, since typing is hard work.

Personally I like to use the Show Your IP website a lot as my default site, ( yes I made that site too ) because it gives handy information about the users IP address and browser details. With this people can see what type of information will show up to the websites they visit while browsing through the proxy.

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