If you do a little thinking (could be risky!) you’ll probably realize that the basic reason you need residential proxies is kind of pessimistic.
That reason is that some of the biggest tech companies have rigged the internet in their favor.
Sure, you can try use the internet to promote your business interests or get the data you need.
But you can’t be certain you’re getting the most value from it. You might be getting geoblocked or being shown manipulated content, for example…. to benefit someone else’s business model.
You can use a residential proxy to fight back and use…
We’ve written before about how tomorrow’s “gig economy” will be about how many gigabytes you share through your router.
And that’s a good thing — because regulatory trends are catching up with today’s gig economy.
Case in point: in California, some legislators are pushing to classify gig workers as employees. That means they get some additional social benefits — and are more costly for employers.
As that article points out, there are pros and cons on both sides of the issue. Some people prefer more flexibility and more money in their pocket.
Others like the stability that a chronically bankrupt…
It’s interesting to see how the originally American concept of Black Friday is going international. We’ve even seen creative adaptations like Black Week in some places :)
Even so, you’re going to find the world’s best online deals in the consumer-culture ground zero that is the good old US of A.
In particular on Cyber Monday — the Monday after Black Friday at the end of November — when American shoppers head back in to the office after the Thanksgiving holiday browse for web bargains :)
Are you an international shopper who wants a piece of the action? You have…
Want to learn more about a great fire-and-forget way to earn money from home? There’s some research you have to see!
It was prepared mainly for the big businesses that will be paying you :)
Here’s a link to a public press release about the research, which covers the market for residential proxy services.
In this market, people like you share their IP addresses with big businesses. And this is shaping up to be a BIG market.
But first, a disclaimer:
Hprox isn’t alone in the residential proxy market, but we do have a unique business model that no other…
In a recent article we discussed why the best way to use or provide residential proxies is through a disintermediated proxy network (DPN).
The practical reason is pretty simple: more money in your pocket for both users and providers.
And in this article we’ll be taking a closer look at why traditional residential IP proxy middlemen charge so much. Or in other words, why you can save so much by switching away from them.
We’ll be relying on some excellent 2018 research from a team of academic researchers from various universities around the world. …
That’s why every business owner must be aware of the importance of SEO in a business growth process. Take a look at what residential proxies can do for your business.
Nowadays Search Engine Optimization is a crucial part of many companies’ growth strategy, that’s why a specialized SEO service provided by an agency or freelancers is extremely expensive.
Of course, there are a lot of awesome SEO tools you can use by yourself, but most of them are also not the cheapest. You can also invest in some kind of DIY (Do IT Yourself) tools, that will help you to…
There’s no place for stagnation when you own a business — either you go up, or down. Going down doesn’t sound very sexy, so we should better focus on getting you to the next level, which is never simple.
“Ninjas don’t wish upon a star, they throw them.” — Jarius Raphel in Legend of a ninja
If you were to do everything alone, it would take a longer while, and we bet you have not too much free time as a business owner. That’s why you should hire an invisible team of residential proxy ninjas, that will do the job…
Today, disintermediation popularly refers to “minimizing the middle man” in a market, usually through an efficient piece of software.
For example, everyone knows how Uber has disintermediated taxi companies — which are essentially middlemen between clients and taxi drivers — by connecting drivers and riders with an easy-to-use interface. The streamlined, automated system helps drivers earn more and riders pay less.
Hprox brings together the main sides of the market for residential proxies:
If you’ve been thinking of using a proxy to support your online business, you’ve probably noticed that the subject seems pretty complex.
That shouldn’t come as a total surprise. After all, the main point of the product is to hide your true IP address!
Add in some technical specs, marketing mumbo jumbo, and some skepticism of Big Tech (often justified, unfortunately!) and you’ve got yourself a great recipe for confusion.
So what you should do? What’s the best type of proxy?
The most accurate answer, unfortunately, is “It depends.”
In other words, you’re going to have to decide for yourself…
First of all, you need to know who can attack you. If your company servers are not secure enough, basically everyone can. But there are certain groups of people most likely to hack your data, and those are:
Protect your anonymity and enjoy the free internet