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

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.

David Kirk
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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