How to use IP2Proxy to reduce fake views and clicks in online advertisements

How to use IP2Proxy to reduce fake views and clicks in online advertisements


Advertising on websites is a huge industry. Just go to just about any website and you’ll be sure to see at least one advertisement. It may be text-based or it could be a nice banner image that entices you to click to see what’s on the other side. When the ad does its job right, people will want to click on it to learn more. Each time you view or click the ad, someone gets paid. That someone is the website owner or operator.

How does online advertisement work?

Let’s say you’ve got a website and you want to put ads on it. How would you go about doing that? Firstly, you will need to sign up with an ad provider. After you’re signed up, you’ll get a snippet of code to put on your webpages and voila, you are now serving ads.

Whenever someone views the ad or clicks on it, you earn money. As you can imagine, this can get lucrative pretty quickly if you have tons of visitors to your website. You might be even tempted to click it yourself over and over again.

Unique visitors count

Unfortunately for you, ad providers will usually only count unique visitors. They may use an IP address, cookie or other proprietary methods to keep track of who have clicked the ad before.

Now you are thinking, perhaps I can spoof my identity by using proxy servers. This could potentially work as your IP address and cookies will look different to the servers serving the ads.

Nope, think again

Too bad for you, any smart ad provider will have access to proxy detection data like IP2Proxy. With the proxy data from IP2Proxy, they can know what type of proxy servers you’re using like Virtual Private Network (VPN), web proxies (WEB), Tor proxies (TOR) and more. No matter which type of proxy servers you use, you will be detected.

With the IP2Proxy PX10 package, the ad provider can also detect if you’re using a residential proxy server (RES). Residential proxies are generally hard to detect as they are actual home users’ computers. But the PX10 data can show if the IP address is a residential proxy.


Don’t try to defraud the ad providers who are using IP2Proxy. You won’t get away with fake views and click fraud. With daily updates to the data, IP2Proxy is highly accurate and able to detect the latest proxies.

If you’re an ad provider and you don’t yet have access to the IP2Proxy data, check out the below page to get started.

IP2Proxy Proxy Detection Database

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