In this instance, we are going to look at something that is extremely important which is how to choose the best possible private proxy provider. Now, thankfully you are going to have a number of different companies to choose from and this should mean that you never feel pressured into doing something that you would rather avoid.
Choosing a private proxy provider does not have to be complex although as we have shown there are a number of important things to take into consideration before you go ahead and spend any money. Remember, there are various suppliers out there so there is absolutely no need for you to be pushed into buying something from a supplier without checking them out first.
Finding the Supplier.
Now, you are clearly going to be looking online for the supplier of your private proxies and there are different locations that you can go ahead and check out in order to find somebody that you are actually able to go and trust.
What we recommend for being able to check out the different suppliers is to use not only social media but also forums that are specifically related to marketing on the Internet. You will often find that those forums are going to have a marketplace section and that is where people are able to post services and products that are for sale and there is an added bonus
Checking Out the Supplier.
Finding a supplier is only part of what you need to do because it is important that you are absolutely sure that the products they supply you are going to be suitable for your needs. The problem is that you can never be sure as to who you are buying them from and you should never just go ahead and spend cash without doing several important things first.
If you have found them on a forum, then the one thing that you have to do is to check to see if they have a good reputation. This can be done by looking at the messages that are left on their sales thread because that is where you are going to get the true story as to whether or not they are working.
These reviews should really come from people that have their very own reputation on the website so that you can actually just trust what it is that they are saying in their review. Also, read as many comments as possible simply because it will help you to determine if what they are saying about the supplier is consistent or not before you go ahead and spend any cash.
Check their Website.
Aside from reading reviews on websites it is also important that you check to see if the supplier has a website themselves. This is going to provide you with more information on their history and you should see how long the website has been active for by checking when the domain name was registered.
Ideally, you should be able to see a website that is professionally designed and perhaps even has links to different social media profiles. This will undoubtedly give you some more confidence in using them when you see that they have taken a great deal of care with their setup because if the website is poor and broken then their proxies are probably going to be the same.
Do They Have Customer Support?
Another important point to mention, and it is something you should not ignore, is what they are like with their customer support and in actual fact do they have customer support in place? You have to remember that things can and do go wrong that are neither your fault or the suppliers but you would want any problem to be ironed out as quickly as possible in that instance.
By rights their customer support should have a reputation for dealing with problems quickly and efficiently because you want things to be resolved before it damages your business and takes you longer to sort things out. Also, they really should mention that they have 24/7 support or at least to reply to your requests for help in a short period of time after all, you do not want to be left hanging around and waiting for too long.
If there is no sign of there being any customer support or if they say that there is no refund policy should something go wrong then take those two things as being warning signs that you should go elsewhere instead.
Testing the Proxies.
Another important point to mention is the very real need for you to test the proxies from your supplier before you go ahead and start to buy in bulk. This is going to allow you to see if they are not only able to be trusted but that they can handle the requests that you are then going to send through them.
This will also include you being able to check out their speed because one important aspect of a private proxy is the way in which you are able to connect and then send the requests through the proxy. The last thing that you want to happen is for there to be a delay or lag in the requests as this is just going to make life so much harder for yourself.
However, the speed and reliability is also something that you should be able to pick up by reading and searching for reviews as surely it stands to reason that anybody else that has run into problems in this area will mention it in their review. In other words, do not gloss over this kind of research or else you will run the very real risk of buying private proxies that are just not up to scratch.
Remember the Prices.
We should also mention the importance of being aware of the prices that you end up paying for the proxies because in all honesty they should not cost the earth to buy. Ideally you should be looking at something between $1 and $2 per proxy although we must stress that going for the cheap option does not then mean that you are saving money. Instead, you could be digging a hole for yourself if they do not come up to scratch.
What we recommend is to look at the prices that the supplier is trying to charge and then see what you actually get for your money. For example, is it actually for a private proxy and what guarantee do you get about this? How long have they been supplying them for? What is the location for the IP number that is associated with the proxy?
Remember and Only Buy Quality Proxies.
The final point to be mentioned here is that you must only ever look at buying quality proxies especially when you are dealing with social media. Do not allow yourself to fall into the trap of believing that any private proxy is going to do the job as that is not the case.
Instead, you want to check that the provider has powerful and fast proxies that allow you to gain access to whatever it is that you are doing pretty much instantly. Also, you want the connection to be reliable and able to handle various requests especially if you are looking at doing some scraping since the amount of information that you will be looking at gathering could be substantial.
You should also be aware that the proxies should vary in location but as we have stressed elsewhere do check which country or city they are linked to because that can actually make a difference as to whether or not you are going to get them banned since certain locations are certainly frowned upon.
This is all important information to have at your disposal when choosing a private proxy provider because even though we are not talking about a lot of money per proxy it does quickly add up if you are looking at buying in bulk. Remember, for most uses it is going to require you to use a number of proxies in order to avoid detection so getting a great price is imperative for your success.
Also, the prices are going to vary a great deal but at the same time you need to understand that the cheaper option is not always going to be the best one for you to go for. Instead, look at the bigger picture with everything and you can then determine as to whether or not that is a supplier of private proxies that you can feel that you trust. After all, you want to be absolutely sure that the proxy is going to work time and time again and not be banned simply because it is not quite what you believed.
Choosing the correct proxy is not only important but it is vital to the success of your entire online business so rush into it at your peril.