In the world of proxies, you are either a big and bulky one-size-fits-all company with a huge pool of IPs and an unfathomable myriad of API-based SaaS solutions for scraping and data mining or a smaller, more agile, and individually service-oriented real-life solution provider that knows exactly what customers are looking for when they buy proxies for their everyday needs.
Once you have decided on the fact that you need a set of reliable proxies for your online mission, you can proceed to allocating a budget for such IPs. But how exactly will you decide on what proxies would do the job in your particular case? What types of proxies to go for? Fast DC servers or static residential proxies? What if you need datacenter rotating proxies instead for your use case?
If you are looking for the most affordable way to hide your Internet presence behind another IP, a datacenter proxy is your primary choice. You can apply for a pool of static IPs or DC (datacenter) proxies with a rotating mechanism to give you an edge during various scraping missions, data collection for business leads, or ad verification, to give you just a few examples.
Did you know that over 40% of all search requests on Google are local? At the same time, local businesses are not in a hurry to put their online credentials in order to be on the first page of search results or get into Google's ‘Snack Pack’ (special Google search area that features three businesses with ratings below a flagged local area map). The statistics show that over half of local retailers haven’t even claimed their presence on Google My Business.
Would you be surprised if I told you that over half of all electronics reviews on Amazon are forged? And how about the fact that one out of seven reviews on Tripadvisor is a fake?
A lot of times people tend to confuse web crawling with scraping. And, although these two activities are somewhat similar in nature there is still a significant difference between them that deserves an article in our blog to explain it in detail.