The United States is a country of democracy, freedom and human rights. The first amendment guarantees freedom of speech and press. And indeed, you are entitled to your own opinion and can say pretty much anything you want.
But even in this country, there is considerable Internet censorship. This is not so noticeable at the country level, though there are certain websites that do have discriminatory policies.
However, at the lower levels, such as state- and city-level, people are often denied access to certain websites ‒ usually at work. Some companies are not so fond of Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and other websites that tend to distract their employees at work.
In addition, some U.S. websites cannot be accessed by people living in various countries around the globe. Sometimes this is a result of self-censorship (a website server will block access to people living in some foreign countries), while in other instances, the government of a certain country prevents its citizens from accessing certain sites.
For example, residents of China cannot access Facebook and many other sites which are normally accessible to most other countries in the world.
If you are facing this issue, pay close attention to the information you will read in this article. When you discover the solution we offer, that will be the end of Internet censorship ‒ at least for you.
How many times has this happened: You try to access a website, but all you see is an empty page saying: Sorry, this content is not available in your country.
We feel you. This can be so frustrating. Seriously, sometimes it makes you feel like Don Quixote fighting windmills.
And then, the first thought that crosses your mind is: Wait a minute! Isn’t the Internet democratic? Doesn’t it allow everyone to post information and access what other people have posted?
Sorry for having to disappoint you, but that is not even close to the truth. Certain sites are simply banned in some countries and there is not much you can do about it.
However, ‘not much’ doesn’t mean ‘nothing’.
There are some ways to solve this problem, but first you need to know what causes it.
If you cannot access a U.S. website from China, your request is blocked based on where it came from. Since the website server denied you access because of your geographical location, this phenomenon is called geoblocking.
Now, geoblocking can happen at various levels. As we already mentioned, you might be unable to load a foreign website. But you can also be denied access or prevented from posting on certain pages of a website located in your own country.
A perfect example of this is Craigslist. If you live in New York, you will not be able to post an ad on the San Francisco page unless you use GeoSurf’s proxies for Craigslist.
As you can see, the Internet is full of censorship.
But don’t despair, Don Quixote. Now comes the fun part.
When you send a request to your target website, its server automatically recognizes your IP address. Then, based on several factors, including your geographical location, the website server decides whether it will accept or deny your request.
Now, what if we tell you that you can mask your IP address and access the website from another IP address?
Residential IPs can do that for you. When you get the best proxy server, you get access to residential IPs located in the country where your target website is located.
In other words, when you send a request, the residential IP takes over the request and sends it to the website. That way, you remain anonymous and the website server recognizes the residential IP as the start point of the request.
It doesn’t matter where you live. As long as you browse the web through a residential USA proxy, you will have access to websites around the world.
You will be able to access any US proxy site from any part of the world, as well as load every website from the US, no matter where you or the unblocked proxy sites are located. In addition, you will be able to go to Facebook or YouTube on one of those boring days at work when all you do is sit in the office doing nothing.
Beware of public proxies. They are usually free and always unreliable.
When surfing through a public IP, your personal information can be abused by hackers, which will cost you much more money and stress in the long run. Plus, public proxies have a slow Internet connection.
In addition, public proxies usually decide what kind of ads you see when browsing through them. Finally, you will not be able to perform web scraping because your target website will recognize the public proxy and show you false data or block you.
On the other hand, when you get a dedicated and fast USA proxy, you will never want to give it up. You will be amazed by the reliable connection, incredible security and short response time it offers.
If you are not willing to settle for anything less than high-quality proxies, contact GeoSurf. We will be happy to help you get your best proxy server.
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