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Using Google as a Proxy

By Mohnish On August 6, 2008 Under Tips and Tricks

I never believed this, Until I tried it myself and it WORKED!
The Fastest loading website on net is now your friendly Proxy! ^_^

Why should you use Google as a Proxy?
Reason: The NUMBER ONE is reason for using Google as your proxy is – Your ISP will never Block or Ban it!
Number 2 – Its FAST and Effective!
Lets Check it Out ! 😉

Google Proxy Trick #1
The first tool is Google’s translation service. This service will dynamically download and translate any web page you request, and if you specify the “to” launguage as English (or your desired language), Google Translate will just spit out the destination document, acting as a simple proxy. Note that you used to be able to set the “from” and “to” language both as English to ensure no translation, but this feature seems to have been removed. However, I’ve found that if you specify Chinese to English (or anything to english) on an already english document, you usually get the exact text. The bonus of using the Chinese filter is that you can hover over any text and it’ll give you the exact original text.

Just replace www.myspace.com in the URL below with a blocked site to see:

The only problem with this is that it doesn’t proxy any of the images for you. Those are still coming directly from the destination server, so they will likely be filtered and all you’ll see is the page text.

Google Proxy Trick #2
The second Google tool that can be used as a proxy service is the Google Wireless Transcoder. This service was designed to make web pages viewable on mobile phone browsers. It will download a destination site’s web page, including images, and rework the entire page, on the fly, to fit into an average cell-phone’s screen space.

To try it out, go to http://www.google.com/gwt/n and enter the url you’d like to view. You’ll quickly see that most of the page formatting has been stripped out, leaving a very simple, single-column page. You’ll also notice that all the images are scaled down to mobile phone optimized size. It’s a bit of a downside, but google is actually downloading and sending the scaled versions from a google server. So, if you’re on a blacklisted site, you’ll still be able to view images – they’ll just be smaller than usual.

On the plus side, I’ve found that 99% of MySpace templates look better using the Google Wireless Transcoder.

I hope you enjoyed this Trick,
Do leave a comment or Social bookmark this! 😀

Trick taken from Web-Freak


11 Comments Add yours

  1. SmartGuy
    August 6, 2008
    3:26 pm #comment-1

    That’s not really a proxy…. More like a workaround for content filtering. Nice try though.

  2. admin
    August 6, 2008
    5:50 pm #comment-2

    Just visit http://ip-adress.com and check your IP.
    It is just “masking” you.. It doesn’t hide your real ip from the website owner ! 🙂 But you can always surf Blocked sites! 😉

    Screenshot: http://i35.tinypic.com/akil2r.jpg

  3. Dwayne Charrington
    August 6, 2008
    10:39 pm #comment-3

    This definitely isn’t a “Google proxy”. It is also to be noted that many Internet filters can detect this method now actually. I remember years ago in high school we had filters that detected people doing this, including other translators like; Babelfish.

  4. Coder
    August 7, 2008
    12:05 am #comment-4

    Read the topic – Using Google “as a” Proxy! ^_^
    But this works at school and office.. Though its slow..

  5. Sanchit
    August 7, 2008
    10:00 am #comment-5

    Thanks A Lot It Works

  6. John Jacquay
    August 7, 2008
    2:39 pm #comment-6

    If you want a real Google proxy, try Google web accelerator http://webaccelerator.google.com/
    it hides your ip, and it acts just like a proxy.

  7. Coder
    August 7, 2008
    4:31 pm #comment-7

    It just saves time..
    Let me try though.. Thanks for sharing ! 🙂

  8. Stephen Ward
    August 7, 2008
    7:55 pm #comment-8

    I’m know it doesn’t meet the definition of a proxy, but you can also fetch the Google cache of a page. Just search for the page that you want to view and click the “Cached” link beneath it. As far as anyone’s concerned, you’re viewing a page on Google’s servers. Of course, it only works for static, indexed pages, any links will still point to the live site, and the information might be out of date, but it’s still handy in a pinch.

  9. Coder
    August 9, 2008
    1:43 pm #comment-9

    ^^ Yup! Thats possible ! 🙂

  10. paresh
    August 10, 2008
    4:39 am #comment-10

    thanks for sharing.

  11. proxy promotion
    April 7, 2009
    2:09 am #comment-11

    Great idea but i guess my school was one step ahead. They actually blocked google translator =[

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