It can be tremendously frustrating when you are trying to access a website only to find that your access has been blocked by your office, school or even government. The main reason for blocking websites is to ensure that they cannot be accessed when you are at work or to sites that contain material that is not allowed by the controlling authority. A simple way around this is to access the website via a proxy connection. This can be done using the Google Translate tool. What this will do is access the site from Google servers circumnavigating your way around the local block to the website.
How to Access a Blocked Website for Free Using Google Translate
- Open your web browser.
- Navigate to the Google Translate website
- Enter the URL of the website you want to visit in the left-hand text field. Your language of choice should be selected in the options above the translate to display. Click on “Translate” or hit “Enter.”
- The website you wish to access will be displayed within Google Translate.
Note for Users: Using Google Translate to access blocked website is not an alternative for a Virtual Private Network (VPN) so you cannot use it to access region-specific sites such as Netflix, Hulu or Spotify in areas where they are not supported.
Other alternatives to using Google Translate are using a free proxy server website. A proxy server does the same thing to allow you to view a website, by accessing the website from a server in a different location and relaying the website to you. Aside from allowing you to access websites that are blocked where you are, this is an excellent way of protecting your online identity. There are loads of free proxy servers to choose from so check out the Jabbersite link above for the top 5 free proxy servers to get you started. However to quickly access a blocked site without having to look up proxy servers, then Google Translate is a quick ideal solution.