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Opera Browser now with Free VPN for SEO

Today I was looking for VPN servers to check on SERPs on Google servers in other countries (I use VPN’s for SEO purposes). To my surprise I discovered that the new Opera browser now comes with a free VPN plugin that allows you to connect to European, Asian and U.S. servers. This is great news for SEO experts who are interested in the different search engine result pages. The VPN function is not enabled by default, but the only thing you have to do to get it to work is to download the VPN plugin from the Opera website, and to enable it in the main menu. Below I will explain how to do this.

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The Opera VPN plugin offers unlimited data transfer for SEO research, a feature which I sincerely appreciate. If you do not reside in the U.S. you can also use the VPN to access U.S. content otherwise unavailable in your country. You should think of websites and services such as Pandora, Google Voice and YouTube videos that are blocked due to copyright issues. But again, I only use proxies and VPN’s for SEO projects and research as I find it interesting to see the differences in ranking domestically and abroad.

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How to install Opera with Free VPN for SEO?

To install the Opera browser visit, click on features, then scroll down all the way to the bottom and click on “free VPN”. You will be taken to the next page which has a big “Download Now” button, so the only thing you need to do now is click on that button and install the program on your laptop, desktop or smart phone.

When on the website select features and click on Free VPN
Opera free VPN for SEO research

Now start up the Opera browser and click on the “O” on the left top side and you will see the main-menu appear.

Open Opera's main menu and click on Settings. You are only a step away from improving SEO.

You want to click on the advanced tab, and turn the VPN on. I further recommend that you turn the bypass option off so it will also vuse the VPN when connecting to the search engines. If you leave bypass on it will use a direct connection instead, something which is not wishful if you use the VPN for SEO purposes. In the picture below you can see how to change the settings.

Turn VPN on and bypass off

Congratulations! You have successfully configured the free Opera VPN.

Free Opera VPN installed and configured for SEO

As seen above the VPN button is located on the left side of the navigation toolbar. You can easily turn the VPN on and off, or change servers if you like to connect from a different location. Switching servers will also be useful if you are experiencing a lot of lag.

Besides from the ability to research SEO keywords and rankings on different servers all around the world a virtual private network will also help to protect your privacy and to reduce tracking. And best of all – with Opera it’s all for free!

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