Google: Three Methods of Using Google as a Proxy to Bypass a Blocked Site

   Posted by David Kirk in Google

Many jobs and schools (countries?) block access to certain sites. However, it is very difficult for anybody to block access to Google. By using Google with any of these three methods, you can gain access to blocked sites very easily.


If you need access to a blocked website, you probably need a proxy.

I am not a big fan of chasing free, open proxies all over the place. I use Google instead. Here, I describe what I believe is an uncommon way for bypassing blocked sites using Google.

Method 1:
The first and most common way of using Google to bypass blocked sites is just to search for the site and then click the “cached” link that appears on Google. This method is simple, and frequently works for static information.

Method 2:
Passing the site through Google Translator works well as well. Here is the URL to use:
http://www.google.com/translate?langpair=en|en&u=www.blockedsite.com
(where blockedsite.com is the site that you wish to visit)

This translates the site from English to English and works because the IP address will appear as Google instead of your own. Here is a link to Tech-Recipes passed through the translator as an example. You can actually do this with any langpair. Change en|en in the URL above to Spanish by using es|es and it still works.

Method 3:
My unique method that I have not seen described before is to search through Google Mobile. Google Mobile will “convert as you go,” which is very similiar to the translation method above.

Simply, search for your site with Google Mobile, and click on the link it provides. Here is Tech-Recipes brought up through a Google Mobile search. Once again, this will allow you to bypass any blocks because the IP request comes from Google, not from you.

Like the translation method above, Google will continue to “proxy” as you continue to visit links through the site. The only side effect of this method is that Google formats the site for a mobile device.

 

About David Kirk

David Kirk is one of the original founders of tech-recipes and is currently serving as editor-in-chief. Not only has he been crafting tutorials for over ten years, but in his other life he also enjoys taking care of critically ill patients as an ICU physician.
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  • Some guy

    Why do people block websites it is pointless!!! GRRRRR

    • kerubina

      becuase some kids dont need to see all the bad things going on even though they see it anyway.

      • Anonymous

        tisk tisk we do see it anyway..thats why its best to go on face book and porn AFTER school ^^ instead of spending studytime anding getting F ON EVERYSINGLE TEST T.T WAAAAAAHHHAAHAAAAA

  • andres

    none of this proxys work for me. i tried evrysingle one, they all appear block. im using my school’s computer.

  • kristina

    open blocked sites

  • rajiv

    how to find the “cached” link for orkut ????

    • Ibeach77

      in order to find the Cached version of sites is easy. Simply search for the site you are wanting to access then once you have located that link in Google, underneath the description of the site you will see a grey link that says “cached.” Of course, this method is not guaranteed to work all the time.

  • http://www.wetv.com david

    no

  • ughh

    none worked!

  • USER

    the first one worked for me. thanks.

  • hmm

    none of the methodes worked for me

    but thanks for the afford

  • boob eater

    that stuff doest really wrk but the first 1 i havent tried.

    (—–>WERE IS CASHED ON THE WEB PAGE?

    • Mii9675

      Under options then cached

  • Rab

    non of them worked for me …!

    • david

      the first one works but if you want to see a streamed video it just shows an error in the video player.

      In youtube for example, you can see everything on the page except for the video.

  • Z

    the links in the cached don’t work. they block that too.

  • jackie

    i tried the 2nd one and it still blocked it. i must have some douches for supervisors =]

  • Jizz

    Neither of these methods accomplish anything when it comes to a government computer.

  • HOPE IT WORKS

    WELL I FOUND ONE BUT I DONT KNOW IS IS GOOD WIT YALL ON GOOGLE MOBILE DA DOWN SIDE IS ITS BASICALLY A DEMO PHONE DOING IT SO IS KINDA SMALL BUT THEN AGAIN ALL WE WANNA DO IS CHECK OUR SHIT RIGHT? SO HERE IT IS

    GOOGLE.COM/MOBILE/DEFAULT/SEARCH

    SO HOPEFULLY THAT WILL HELP AND THEY WONT LEAVE IT FOR LONG I THINK BECAUSE REMEMBER IS ONLY A DEMO SO GOOD LUCK

    BABYBOYSCHUPON@YAHOO.COM

    • mohd

      they work, but the problem is that none of the picture or graphics work.. text only!

  • Michael

    None work for me

  • Ethan

    This infomation has been very usefull to me and my friends but after awhile the school figures out ways to block it can you give me any more help on geting on sites blocked by web washer.

    • alex

      none of thiz work 4 me

  • http://www.tagged.com Thomas

    what website can I use to by pass block sites

  • me

    You are a frek this stupid thing doesnt work

  • hi

    that does not make no sence

  • jerry

    i want to go on facebook but how

  • NO U

    None of these frikin things work

  • jakw

    gc

  • http://getaroundblockedsites.info/ get around blocked sites

    good enough

  • alex

    i don get it

  • keruibna

    HEy HeY
    my name is Keru

  • dmicale

    you can also use http://babelfish.yahoo.com/ for url translations should also work for sub-pages

  • peterelvis

    yes you can enter a website using cache otherwise can not download anything from the site.but this is nice stuff

  • GayBoi

    Sucks

  • Cj

    Thanks man
    The Cached one worked straight away
    nice, quick and easy
    thanks x
    Cj

  • shekhar

    none of them work in case of yahoo

  • Anonymous

    I live in China and Google blocks Facebook and many other sites. What can I do?

    • Horp

      lol move out of China the government is oppressive and blocks information from reaching its people!

  • Anonymous

    it’s not work ! right now i using a wifi signal from the nearest hospital but it still block myspace & blogger website !

  • SSDave

    I had problems with the translation at first too. It says it can’t do english to english translation. I played around with it and selected dutch to english. Even though its not dutch in the first place it worked for me. Give it a try a let me know :)

  • Anonymous

    I dont get number one..

  • Anonymous

    none of them worked for me :(

  • Anonymous

    so no 1 can get caught

  • Anonymous

    I agree with you on two things: that the cache method works a charm for static websites and that free proxies can be unreliable. I use Freedur to access popular blocked websites like Facebook and Youtube which are inaccessible in China. So far it’s the only thing that’s reliable for me.

    • Anonymous

      Someone asks why block web sites one reason is for legal reason’s. If a site is blocked at school bring it to the IT dept. attention if you have a good reason why you need to access the site they should listen. Think of all the productive work people could accomplish if they spent the time trying to bypass proxies by actually working!!

  • Anonymous

    well type in gbypass but u got to go on google first it works but if that dont work try
    r0p.net and it should come up!!

  • Anonymous

    omg this aintv workaaan the it technitions are too geeky to let this work dude

  • Anonymous

    none of this wrked

  • Jimmy

    Try the library….they have computers and usually only block pron sites.

    • Jimmy

      I meant porn sites

  • Anonymous

    all in all this was posted some time ago “obviouse” becase the department of eductionnn….has eliminated all of that ==” google mobile works but is allways on safe search and most websites are blocked even when u get rid of safe search nit reapears..arggh back to open proxy browsing for me…altho i realy should be….nah screw books il ust have fun

  • Tushaar

    Seems this would have worked years ago when this was written, but none of it works anymore.

  • Anonymous

    Thank you very much

    you don’t know how much people you have helped/doomed

  • Anonymous

    hi, I’ve tried but it writes blocked… I’m using office computer… can u help me?

  • XXXYYYZZZ

    It is a challenge for you to bypass the Saudi Arabian FW dude.

  • dude

    just install ultrasurf

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  • Swhitman69

    I found option 1 works fine, but all you get is text.

  • Yk2_ksu

    none of them worked for me

  • http://www.techuelx.com sanjeev

    this is very good tutorial..

  • http://none.com JamesBond

    The google translate has stopped working but if you do slovakian or something to english it still works

  • Gracie

    The second one got me to the site, but when I tried to log-in, then it denied me all over again. Oh well. I do not have Google mobile and the site I want does not have a cache when I search google. Thanks anyways.

  • article

    i don get it..

  • Ed

    Nope, using the cache and Google Translate as a method of bypassing a firewall no longer works for New South Wales Department of Education and Training firewalls, they actually patched this a while back

    Posting this here for anyone who comes across this.

  • Paul

    The translation gives an error “The page you have attempted to translate is already in English.”

  • vivek

    thank u so much

  • stephanie

    i need to know how can i block it for good and theres no way somebody can unblock it