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.

 

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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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68 Responses to “Google: Three Methods of Using Google as a Proxy to Bypass a Blocked Site”

  1. October 14, 2008 at 8:58 am, Some guy said:

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

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    • June 10, 2009 at 4:59 pm, kerubina said:

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

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      • January 17, 2010 at 11:18 pm, Anonymous said:

        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

        Reply

  2. October 15, 2008 at 6:53 pm, andres said:

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

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  3. October 21, 2008 at 1:25 pm, kristina said:

    open blocked sites

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  4. November 05, 2008 at 10:22 am, rajiv said:

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

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    • March 22, 2011 at 6:03 am, Ibeach77 said:

      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.

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  5. November 10, 2008 at 2:49 pm, david said:

    no

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  6. November 20, 2008 at 6:32 pm, ughh said:

    none worked!

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  7. November 25, 2008 at 5:37 pm, USER said:

    the first one worked for me. thanks.

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  8. December 26, 2008 at 5:07 am, hmm said:

    none of the methodes worked for me

    but thanks for the afford

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  9. January 23, 2009 at 4:27 am, boob eater said:

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

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

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    • March 02, 2011 at 5:13 pm, Mii9675 said:

      Under options then cached

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  10. January 26, 2009 at 11:33 am, Rab said:

    non of them worked for me …!

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    • September 17, 2009 at 2:41 pm, david said:

      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.

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  11. February 05, 2009 at 1:43 pm, Z said:

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

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  12. February 06, 2009 at 8:37 am, jackie said:

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

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  13. February 13, 2009 at 12:30 pm, Jizz said:

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

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  14. February 26, 2009 at 8:32 pm, HOPE IT WORKS said:

    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

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    • March 03, 2009 at 8:24 am, mohd said:

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

      Reply

  15. April 09, 2009 at 4:09 am, Michael said:

    None work for me

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  16. April 16, 2009 at 1:28 pm, Ethan said:

    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.

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    • April 16, 2009 at 6:30 pm, alex said:

      none of thiz work 4 me

      Reply

  17. April 17, 2009 at 9:20 pm, Thomas said:

    what website can I use to by pass block sites

    Reply

  18. April 24, 2009 at 7:38 pm, me said:

    You are a frek this stupid thing doesnt work

    Reply

  19. May 02, 2009 at 1:37 pm, hi said:

    that does not make no sence

    Reply

  20. May 08, 2009 at 4:25 pm, jerry said:

    i want to go on facebook but how

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  21. May 13, 2009 at 1:13 am, NO U said:

    None of these frikin things work

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  22. May 13, 2009 at 2:21 pm, jakw said:

    gc

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  23. May 24, 2009 at 2:22 am, get around blocked sites said:

    good enough

    Reply

  24. May 25, 2009 at 1:38 pm, alex said:

    i don get it

    Reply

  25. June 10, 2009 at 4:59 pm, keruibna said:

    HEy HeY
    my name is Keru

    Reply

  26. June 18, 2009 at 3:53 am, dmicale said:

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

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  27. June 23, 2009 at 1:49 pm, peterelvis said:

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

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  28. June 28, 2009 at 1:14 pm, GayBoi said:

    Sucks

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  29. June 30, 2009 at 8:37 am, Cj said:

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

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  30. August 19, 2009 at 3:59 pm, shekhar said:

    none of them work in case of yahoo

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  31. August 26, 2009 at 10:44 am, Anonymous said:

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

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    • August 14, 2011 at 9:29 pm, Horp said:

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

      Reply

  32. September 02, 2009 at 6:40 am, Anonymous said:

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

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  33. September 17, 2009 at 7:25 pm, SSDave said:

    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 :)

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  34. September 27, 2009 at 11:09 am, Anonymous said:

    I dont get number one..

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  35. September 27, 2009 at 10:08 pm, Anonymous said:

    none of them worked for me :(

    Reply

  36. October 05, 2009 at 8:07 pm, Anonymous said:

    so no 1 can get caught

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  37. November 27, 2009 at 7:05 am, Anonymous said:

    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.

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    • November 30, 2009 at 7:32 pm, Anonymous said:

      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!!

      Reply

  38. December 14, 2009 at 3:55 pm, Anonymous said:

    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!!

    Reply

  39. December 16, 2009 at 9:15 am, Anonymous said:

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

    Reply

  40. December 18, 2009 at 4:31 pm, Anonymous said:

    none of this wrked

    Reply

  41. December 22, 2009 at 3:34 am, Jimmy said:

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

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    • December 22, 2009 at 3:35 am, Jimmy said:

      I meant porn sites

      Reply

  42. January 17, 2010 at 11:21 pm, Anonymous said:

    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

    Reply

  43. February 01, 2010 at 6:42 am, Tushaar said:

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

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  44. March 14, 2010 at 5:15 pm, Anonymous said:

    Thank you very much

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

    Reply

  45. May 11, 2010 at 9:54 am, Anonymous said:

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

    Reply

  46. May 19, 2010 at 2:17 pm, XXXYYYZZZ said:

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

    Reply

  47. October 06, 2010 at 5:31 pm, dude said:

    just install ultrasurf

    Reply

  48. December 06, 2010 at 12:07 pm, Ismaeil said:

    i am ismaeil i want frend my mail
    ismaeil-max7@hotmail.com
    ismaeildood@yahoo.com

    Reply

  49. December 15, 2010 at 5:33 pm, Swhitman69 said:

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

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  50. February 17, 2011 at 11:00 am, Yk2_ksu said:

    none of them worked for me

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  51. July 23, 2011 at 2:56 am, sanjeev said:

    this is very good tutorial..

    Reply

  52. October 28, 2011 at 5:42 am, JamesBond said:

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

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  53. May 07, 2012 at 4:17 pm, Gracie said:

    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.

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  54. August 12, 2012 at 10:37 pm, article said:

    i don get it..

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  55. October 08, 2012 at 4:49 am, Ed said:

    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.

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  56. January 14, 2013 at 11:06 am, Paul said:

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

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  57. June 24, 2013 at 6:06 am, vivek said:

    thank u so much

    Reply

  58. February 11, 2014 at 5:22 pm, stephanie said:

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

    Reply

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