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Proxying through Summer ‘21 or fun in a tropical sun

Let’s be honest here. No one wants to work during the summer. It’s daunting, frustrating, and just sad. But what if there’s a way to squeeze more free time into your workday? Yup, with proxies, you can easily brush at least a few hours out of your eight-hour office day. And while the rules to work remotely are becoming more flexible, you probably thought of going for that sweet workation to catch some sun too.

But the thing is, you don’t really want to sit all day long with your laptop managing never-ending Excel sheets. That doesn’t sound like a lot of fun, does it? So listen up; proxies can help you here too!


Proxying through Summer ‘21 or how to travel during the COVID-19 times

Are you ready to hear this? Well, here it goes – travel is finally on the cards! Exciting, that’s for sure! People are getting those jabs, and countries can finally reevaluate travel restrictions. So yup, now you can start looking for the best possible deals, and you’re on the way for your next adventure! Oh, and you probably know that you’ll need good ol’ proxies for this.

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Choose your fighter: Smartproxy vs. Bright Data

Formerly known as Luminati, Bright Data has its audience, but how does it stack up against us? The more info you know, the easier it is to find the provider that speaks your language.

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Proxying through Summer ‘21 or how to hit that bounty beach in new Jordans

Here’s the thing, summer’s coming. Want it or not, even the ‘covid’ times will bring some sunshine into our sweatpants’ world. Yup, you know what it means – you’ll need to learn all about the hottest commodities and how to get ‘em fresh.

So here’s the drum roll – there are early ‘90s flavored scoops of the dopest sneakers, a nice amount of whipped travel deals on top with some chocolate sprinkles for interesting free time stuff. And yes, you’ll need proxies to get this ice cream.


Is It Legal to Scrape Amazon?

Have you ever woken up all sweaty in the middle of the night with one question in mind: have I done something wrong by scraping Amazon? Well, you can answer this question in several ways. The good news is that they don’t necessarily give you a one-way ticket to scraping prison!

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Web Scraping for Academic Research

Ok, let’s be real. Academic research is not all sunshine and rainbows. No matter if you’re doing quantitative or qualitative research, you have to gather massive amounts of data. Are there any shortcuts? Hell yes! Cue web scraping.

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Web Scraping for Financial Data

Data-driven decision-making is the new normal, especially in the financial sphere. Whether you want to dine with Wall street bulls or just find your dream home, you have to know how to tackle large amounts of data. Fortunately, there’s web scraping.

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Web Scraping for Business

Data is the currency worth investing in. As a business, you have to be on top of the digital game to survive today’s harsh competition. It’s like in the good old Gold Rush-era days, isn’t it? Of course, it’s easier said than done sometimes. However, everything isn’t such doom and gloom when you know how to scrape the web!

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Web Scraping for Job Postings

With unemployment rates skyrocketing due to the COVID-19 crisis, finding a job is starting to look more like a quest to find the holy grail. So is there really no chance to find a job right now? Don’t worry – in this crying need for help, you can trust web scraping with your whole heart.

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How to Scrape the Web for Data Journalism

Data journalism relies on endless digital data to produce complex and engaging stories. Also, it allows journalists to maintain the high-quality and up-to-date information that is expected in this cybernetic era. But do you really have to know how to scrape the web for this? Yup, you do.

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Are there unscrapable websites?

Web scraping is a well-known technique for extracting data from various websites. The presumption is that you can scrape any data if it is publicly available. So are there any unscrapable websites?

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Web Scraping During the Pandemic

So it’s 2021, and nothing has really changed yet. Disinfectant spray, masks, and all that jazz – we are still trying to endure the global pandemic. Since COVID-19 is an emerging, rapidly evolving situation, it is crucial to collect relevant data as fast as possible. Are you thinking what I’m thinking? Yes, web scraping. And yes, proxies too, please.

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Sticky vs rotating sessions

It’s one thing to know that you need proxies, but it’s an entirely different thing to launch projects with them. There are so many aspects that you have to consider, but one of the most critical decisions is choosing the right kind of proxy session.


New features

Yup, you read that right – we upgraded our game just in time for Christmas! Not only have we increased the length of sticky sessions for our residential proxies, but we also added 50 new geo-locations!

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How to buy a PS5

The Playstation 5 has been a hot topic for a while now. Even Sony itself didn’t anticipate the demand, calling the PS5 launch their “biggest console launch ever”. You have two new releases to choose from: the regular PS5 console for $499 and the PS5 Digital Edition for $399, both at equally high demand.


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Yup, you heard that right – now you can get some extra traffic for spreading the word about us to your friends! Easy money, right?

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How to Bring Cash in With Free Proxies

Free proxies can be a quick solution to many online problems like blocked content, online security, conducting lengthy market research, and getting your hands on newly released sneakers. But they’re not there just for that. Proxies can also be used to make money – and you don’t need to be a programmer to figure out how it works.


What is IP Blocking?

Over the course of your life on the internet, you must’ve encountered some websites or content that you just can’t get access to. Sounds familiar? Congrats, you’ve experienced IP blocking first hand! While it most often seems like an inconvenience on the user’s part, IP blocks play an important part on the internet that is definitely worth your attention.


Pricing updates

You know the feeling when you’ve put in two years of hard work and bring home some sweet dough? Well, right now that’s us, just without the dough. So, from next month (June 1st) we’re moving with the times and changing our top tier plan pricing.


Prevent Browser Fingerprinting

Everyone wants to protect their privacy. However, lately it’s been getting harder to do so. Just as the safety measures evolve (such as VPNs and proxy networks), new ways of getting your data pop up all around too. The most recent and detailed one is browser fingerprinting. What’s tricky about it is that you can’t disable it, block it or hide from it with a VPN. However, it’s not impossible to mask your information. In this article, we’ll look through how to prevent browser fingerprinting using Multilogin application to restore your privacy.

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What is Browser Fingerprinting?

Online privacy has been an ongoing issue for quite some time now. How do you stay anonymous, protect your data and make it actually private? Most of us have resorted to VPNs and proxy networks to make our virtual lives safer. It’s a nice thought, but does it actually work?

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cURL – what is it and how to use it with a proxy

cURL is embedded in nearly every device that transfers any data over different internet protocols. But why it matters when we talk about proxies? Well, buckle up, pal, as we will answer this question in a detailed, tech-infused way.

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Gramdominator Review – Is It Any Good?

The market for Instagram automation tools is growing fiercely competitive. Businesses are dependent on the platform for their social media marketing. Automation tools can enhance their social media presence and make them more prominent. These tools vary in quality and are all engaged in a constant game of cat and mouse with Instagram. Only the tools that actually receive support and attention from their developers are worth it.

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Instagram IP Ban? Don’t Worry, Read This

For many of us, social media is an important part of our daily lives. In fact, it is more than important, it is absolutely essential. So being on the receiving end of an IP ban and finding Instagram no longer accessible can be alarming. Fortunately, there are Instagram proxies to help you beat the ban.

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The Best Instagram Bot

Bots are now an integral part of social media, one that is here to stay. For any businesses looking to get noticed on social media, it is best to embrace this new technology rather than making a futile stand against it. Besides, using the right Instagram bot can massively increase your exposure on the platform, especially when you use it with premium Instagram proxies.

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Instagram Automation Software

Social media platforms are vitally important to businesses competing for precious market share. Success on social media platforms translates into big sales boosts in the real world. But even for established businesses, building a social media presence takes time. Instagram automation software with IG proxies can be used to speed the process up in a number of ways.

But what exactly is Instagram automation software? Does it work as advertised and, most importantly, will anyone be able to tell you are using it? Good questions, grasshopper.

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How Instagram Account Creation Happens

If you are a social media marketing wizard, you probably have dozens of Instagram accounts. You know the value that each account can have for your business niche. And sometimes, you need to get down to business and register dozens of accounts in a day. Ever since we’ve started working with social media managers and supplying them with Instagram proxies, we’ve found out that Instagram account creation is still a lost art for many people.


Jarvee and Instagram

Social media automation is nothing new. Marketers and managers have been scheduling posts, ads and other actions on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook for over a decade. A whole ecosystem of social media services has popped up online, with hundreds of tools offering anything from content generation, automated social media strategies and even follower generation. One of these tools is Jarvee, most commonly used for Instagram. With Jarvee, any number of Instagram accounts is easy to manage and automate.

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How to Buy Instagram Accounts Safely

The rise of social media has pushed the internet to evolve into a digital marketplace for social properties. With the recently-deceased (and, frankly, unsuccessful) trend of buying audience members, people started seeking out to buy Instagram accounts with real followers. In the past few years, this business has skyrocketed.

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Using Automatic Instagram Likes to Your Advantage

Automatic Instagram likes sound like a dream, don’t they? Just imagine – you’re sitting around, doing nothing while your account gains new likes and maybe even some followers. Even when IG is phasing out likes, they still increase your engagement and make your profile more visible. In addition to liking someone on Insta automatically, you can also order some automated likes for your account. Likes are one of the most important metrics IG uses to see whether your content is good, so automated Instagram likes seem like a no-brainer.

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Proxies for Instagram Bots and How to Get Them

Bots are great – they automate your social media accounts so you don’t have to spend too much time growing an audience manually. Most Instagram bots also let you set up several accounts, so you can really scale your social media presence. Since IG frowns on users having more than 3-4 accounts, you need a proxy for Instagram bots to avoid a ban on the platform. In this post I’ll tell you what makes a good Instagram proxy, why you need them, and how to get some premium Instagram proxies.

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Unblock Instagram With a Proxy

Instagram blocks thousands of users every day. If you are blocked and cannot access your account or use some function on the app, read this article to find out how to unblock Instagram with a proxy. But first, let’s find out if you really need an Instagram proxy.

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A Beginner’s Guide to Instagram Automation

Managing multiple Instagram accounts can be a real hassle. Making sure you’re account is engaging, liking and commenting on people’s posts can take up most of your day. That’s why a lot of people turn to Instagram automation with such tools as Hootsuite, Buffer and Sprout Social. Think of this article as your introduction into the automation world: bots, Instagram proxies, dos and don’ts - it’s all here.


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If you want to get the latest Adidas limited release, you must have a good Adidas sneaker bot AND some premium Adidas proxies. This article will tell you what makes a proxy good for Adidas releases.

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How to Run Unlimited Sneaker Bot Tasks With Smartproxy

Sneaker bots are great tools for cooking limited edition shoes. And in theory, the more tasks your bot runs, the more chances you have to cop multiple pairs. But the number of tasks you run depends on the golden proxy rule: have at least one sneaker proxy for each task. So how can you increase the number of tasks without spending a fortune on proxies? Read on to find out!

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What is a Sneaker Bot?

If you’re trying to get into the sneaker game, you should have heard people talking about automation bots. So, once and for all, what’s a sneaker bot? In a nutshell, it’s an automated software designed to autocomplete the checkout process and make multiple purchases in online sneaker shops using sneaker proxies. So if you’re seriously trying to make money reselling sneakers, you definitely need to use bots.

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How to Get into the Sneaker Game?

Welcome to the fascinating world of sneakers. On the right, you’ll see a sneakerhead looking for his grail, and to your left – some dude trying to cook those sesame V2Yeezys. This might not mean much to you now, but after we’re done exploring, you’ll know how to get into the sneaker game.

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EasyCop Sneaker Bot Review: Cloud-Based All in One Bot

EasyCop bot (ECB) is a great and affordable all-in-one bot for sneakers and other retail goods. Find out what features it offers, why it must use sneaker proxies, and how to set it up for multiple tasks in this EasyCop Bot review.

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How to Avoid Action Blocks on Instagram in 2019

Many Instagram users have noticed new restrictions on the platform in recent months. More accounts are getting action blocks, and it is getting more difficult to use the platform efficiently.

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Sole Slayer Review: The Best Footsites Bot?

Sole Slayer from Team Slayer is a classic footsites sneaker bot. It is a fairly functional bot. Many people swear is the best bot for footsites, and it works great with the best sneaker proxies. Read this short Sole Slayer bot review to find out more.

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Another Nike Bot’s Nike SNKRS Bot Review

Another Nike Bot (ANB) is the original bot from the creators of ANB All in One bot, one of the most popular bots out there today. It can cop on Nike sites and has been a favorite of many. The original bot has been discontinued, though, and the brand offers Nike SNKRS Bot as the go-to bot for Nike-only sites. It works best with high-quality sneaker proxies.

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Better Nike Bot and BNB AIO Review

Better Nike Bot or BNB is one of the most effective public Nike shoe bots out there. It is one of the few bots to beat Nike’s updates over the years successfully. It can use unlimited accounts, which means that you with proper residential sneaker proxies BNB is at full speed.

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All in One Bot Review

All in One (AIO) is one of the most popular sneaker bots out there. With its huge copping success, it has saved thousands of sneaker lovers from resale prices and allowed others to start selling for profit! Have we caught your attention? Let’s dig a bit deeper to find more about this dope bot.

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Why Proxies Are Key to Automation and the Digital Economy

The digital economy has been growing for decades, and while it has its ups and downs, its basic principles are solid. It is exactly in our online world that economies of scale, automation and efficiency really come together. As countless tools and software suites spring up to supply people with innovative solutions, there is a solid basis to say that internet proxies are really key to the whole digital economy.

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New Smartproxy Logo and Colors

Smartproxy New Logo

Smartproxy is adopting a new brand logo and colors, and we just want to let you know what what’s going on. It took us a while to figure out how we want our brand to look, but we’re finally there. Our new brand visuals are here to stay, and we’ll be gradually changing our site and dashboard throughout the coming month, so don’t be surprised when you see our new looks.

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We’re Launching the New Smartproxy Proxy API

We rarely post news about our platform updates, but this week we have a real banger – the new Public Smartproxy API is now LIVE! Many of you asked for more API features, so our developers did a bangup job building it just the way you want it. From now on, our API lets you manage your whole account without logging in to the dashboard.


Unblock Ourtime with a proxy

Ourtime is a niche dating site for mature adults. Far from the speed and glamour of Tinder, Ourtime still has a huge user base and makes one strive to get the most of it.


Use Proxies to Get Unblocked from Zoosk

Zoosk is a popular dating site that boasts over 40 million users looking for dates or someone to hook up with. Thousands of people are doing everything they can to improve their romantic life, but that might not be as easy as it seems. As it happens, you might find yourself blocked from Zoosk, or you might want to create a new account to double your chances. In this short article we will tell you how to do just that by using residential proxies.

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Buying the Best Tinder Proxy For Your Tinder Bot

Tinder is a wildly popular social media app that has brought together countless people over the years. But, as its user base expands, more people are not getting the exposure they want. No more connections after 30 days, super likes not visible, and other issues plague Tinder. Many people choose to register multiple Tinder accounts, use Tinder bots and other methods to make Tinder useful again. Most of these uses need the best Tinder proxies to work.


The Difference Between a Reverse Proxy and a Forward Proxy

Proxies mediate all kinds of online connections. Various proxy types deal with different dimensions of those connections. Some indicate what devices act as proxy servers or how they handle privacy and data management. Other proxy types denote the relation of clients and the proxy server. This last type – the structural position of a proxy – is what makes a proxy either a reverse proxy or a forward proxy. And it’s not hard to know which is which when you know the difference.

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What Is a Transparent Proxy

Transparent proxies are everywhere these days. You’ve been on one if you ever used public Wi-Fi. Transparent proxies are also called forced proxies, inline proxies or intercepting proxies. You see, a transparent proxy restricts Internet access to its users. This is how hotels and airports force their Wi-Fi users to accept usage Terms and Conditions. An inline proxy might also gather phone numbers, email addresses or let you enter a code for authentication.

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Do You Need a WeChat Proxy?

Ni hao, want to connect to your friends in China on Weixin? Create multiple WeChat accounts or a mass following in your Chinese audience? Want to advertise on WeChat? You can do all of these things and much more with proxies for WeChat.

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How to Pick the Best SER Proxies

SEO is a vital part of any digital business. Hundreds of elements go into search engine optimization, from sitemaps to meta descriptions. Arguably, the most important part of the puzzle are links to your domain. There are many SEO tools that let you research, crawl, scrape and produce content. A few of them even let you automate backlinks. One of those tools is Search Engine Ranker (SER), made by GSA. It really shines when you set it up with good SER proxies and automatically create thousands of links every day.

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What is an Anonymous Proxy?

An anonymous proxy is the type of proxy that does not send your identification information to your target server. It is the opposite of transparent proxies, which send your information in the connection request header. Anonymous proxies that are set up on web sites are sometimes also called anonymizers or anonymizer websites.

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How IP Hopping Can Help You Bounce Your IP Address

IP hopping is the practice of using one IP address for a little while and then changing it to another one. IP hopping or IP bouncing lets you avoid flags and bans. It is an important part of many online services.

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What is a Private Proxy?

Private proxies are a type of proxy that lets only one client use it at any time. For example, a private proxy will never let two users connect through it at once. There are a many of other proxy types you can find online, but private proxies remain one of the most popular ones. This popularity is well-earned, because there are some major features of private proxies that everyone is excited about.

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What’s the Fastest Gateway to Getting Online Votes?

Have you ever wondered how some people successfully get online votes for Facebook competitions, Twitter giveaways, YouTube videos, online lotteries, and contests? These are the same people who know how to vote multiple times on Strawpoll. They get all the tags, likes, and retweets, but how do they do it? The short answer is a vote bot. Yet, the reality is a bit more complicated than running a simple automatic poll bot, so let’s jump in.

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Buy Proxies for ScrapeBox

ScrapeBox really is the Swiss army knife of SEO. It lets you do dozens of tasks that an SEO agency would charge a premium for. And the best part – the whole suite is a single-payment deal. Still, there is one part of Scrapebox that isn’t included in that payment. That part is a good proxy network. You see, everyone has to buy proxies for ScrapeBox to work with it properly and unlock its true potential.

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Are Residential Proxies Better Than a Fake IP Address?

There are dozens of reasons why you would want a fake IP. By hiding your real IP, you can stay anonymous and safe. But to change your IP address, you have to use a proxy. While you can get a single proxy at a reasonable price online, you should really look into proxy networks. Why? Proxy networks let you use millions of IP addresses – a huge pool that lets you generate IP addresses at scale. Our rotating proxy network is a great example – it lets you use over 10 million residential IPs. Every one of them hides your identity and location, but together they make you untraceable.


How a Residential Proxy Network Helps Ad Verification

Ad verification is a broad term for things digital advertisers do to make sure their ads appear on appropriate sites. It also checks for ad fraud, fake impressions and fake ad clicks. If you are buying ads online, there are many techniques you can use to verify your ads. Two common ones done with an ad proxy are: localized ad verification and ad vendor verification. The first one checks how ads appear in other countries, while ad vendor verification protects you from ad fraud.

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How You Can Buy Multiple Tickets With a Proxy Network

Buying tickets online is crazy difficult. Livenation sells out blockbuster concerts in minutes. Tours are booked as soon as they are announced. This happens because everyone is using automated software, also known as ticket bots, to buy many tickets at once. These bots buy multiple tickets on Ticketmaster through several accounts, each of which possesses a unique IP address – a tickets proxy – and cannot be easily detected or blocked.

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Looking for a Selenium proxy?

Selenium is the perfect web development and testing tool. It lets you use every major browser and access any site or service you want to test. This versatility makes Selenium indispensable for more than just testing. For example, you can use Selenium with Python to scrape websites. Of course, you will need a proxy service to not get blocked. This is why we are doing this short introduction about how a Selenium proxy network can help you.

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How Promoters use Soundcloud Proxy to Get Unlimited Plays

Soundcloud is a perfect site for music enthusiasts and creatives. Too bad it, like so many social media sites, is dominated by the fortunate few. If you want to make your name known on Soundcloud, you have to use Soundcloud promotion agency, a tool like SCPlanner or create your own Soundcloud like bot with a rotating Soundcloud proxy service.

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SEO Proxies – When You’re Serious about Your Search Ranking

Search engine optimization (SEO) is a very large industry, driving most online businesses. There are countless methods in practice today for doing the bread and butter of SEO: keyword research, audits, competition analysis, technical website optimization and rank tracking. Everyone is trying to rank higher in Google Search by hiring SEO agencies, consultants and developers. It’s no surprise there is a whole industry centered around growing visibility in search engines.

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How an Amazon Proxy Helps Scrapers and Analysts

Amazon is a dominant retail force. Many smaller businesses either work under Amazon’s brand or try to compete with it. Your business cannot go up against Amazon in terms of pricing data that you have access to. Marketing agencies can use Amazon price scraping methods to gather data on relevant Amazon products. Nevertheless, this approach is risky, because it goes against Amazon’s terms of service. The online retail giant’s system is also very vigilant to outright ban any visitors that try scraping techniques. This is why you need an Amazon proxy server to scrape it successfully.

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What to Do If Craigslist IP Blocked You

Thousands of people get Craigslist IP blocked every day. This can happen because they try to post too many Craigslist ads or post them for another city or region. If your IP is blocked on Craigslist, read on to find out what you can do.

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Review: Jarvee – Everything You Need to Know

Jarvee is an automated social media management software most often used as an Instagram bot. It lets you manage multiple social media accounts automatically. This article will tell you what you need to know about Jarvee and Jarvee proxies.

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Protecting Your Brand with a Proxy Network

Cybersecurity is a prominent concern for any business. The range and sophistication of threats facing the modern business is growing by day. Unless appropriate steps are taken to put defenses in place against future attacks, and to respond to current threats as they are detected, businesses will remain vulnerable to external intrusions.