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Does BrightLocal run Local Search Rank Checker reports using my browser or IP?

Helen Barnes -

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No, the Local Search Rank checker report is not run through your browser or IP address.

We use a huge pool of IPs on proxy servers, located in hundreds of different towns and cities in the countries we operate in.

We intelligently rotate the IPs that we use in order to keep them from being detected and blocked by search engines.

This also means that your own IP won't be flagged by search engines and it doesn't consume your personal bandwidth. This approach also avoids complications of 'personalization' that skews search engine results based on your search history and websites you have visited.

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