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How to configure proxy on Chrome

How to configure proxy on chrome

In today’s digital environment, using a proxy in your web browser is a savvy way to achieve essential privacy and security. When browsing the web, proxy servers frequently require the user to activate them each time they go online manually. However, you can save time and energy by configuring a proxy through your Chrome settings. 

Let’s break down how a proxy works, why you should use one, and most importantly, how to configure a proxy on Chrome.

January 10, 2023
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How to build a Web Scraper with Javascript and Node.js

Web scraping lets you extract data from websites so that you can analyze the collected data to perform several tasks like:

  • Comparing the prices of your products with your competitors
  • Collecting emails and contact details of prospects for sales outreach
  • Checking the ratings and reviews of your brand
  • Automating your social media marketing efforts by scraping the followers of your competitors and following them
October 23, 2020
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Why alternative data collection leads the E-commerce revolution

As if e-commerce in itself wasn’t a revolution, new ways of data extraction and utilization have paved the way for significant revolutions in the e-commerce industry.

In the initial days of e-commerce, online selling was a complex business, suited only to the big boys of retail – Amazon, Walmart, Kroger, Costco, etc.

But with the technology advancing, even micro and small business owners are ditching in-store sales for e-commerce.

October 19, 2020
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The ultimate guide for using proxies for Web Scraping with Python

Python is a high-level programming language that is used for web development, mobile application development, and also for scraping the web.

Python is considered as the finest programming language for web scraping because it can handle all the crawling processes smoothly. When you combine the capabilities of Python with the security of a web proxy, then you can perform all your scraping activities smoothly without the fear of IP banning.

In this article, you will understand how proxies are used for web scraping with Python. But, first, let’s understand the basics.

October 06, 2020
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How to use a proxy in Puppeteer

Puppeteer is a Node library which controls Chrome or Chromium. It offers a high-level API for web scraping in Node.js.

This article will explain the steps needed to use a proxy in Puppeteer. But, first, let’s understand more about Puppeteer and Proxies.

WHAT CAN YOU DO WITH A PUPPETEER?

Here are some of the things that you can do with a Puppeteer:

  • Produce screenshots and PDFs of pages
  • Generate pre-rendered content by crawling a SPA (Single-Page Application)
September 23, 2020
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THE ULTIMATE GUIDE FOR CHOOSING PROXIES FOR WEB SCRAPING

Web scraping allows quick extraction of data from several websites.

Several businesses use it for brand monitoring, data enrichment, lead generation, and for performing marketing analysis at scale.

However, it would be best to choose a proxy for web scraping to keep your identity safe and boost your network performance.

This article will discuss what proxies are, why you should select a proxy and the different types of scraping proxies to choose for your exact web scraping needs.

September 20, 2020
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5 reasons you need residential proxies in 2020

Proxies help mask IP addresses and strengthen your online security. An IP (internet protocol) address is a unique code assigned to each device when it connects to the internet.

Cybercriminals can leverage your IP address to connect to your system directly. Each device uses ports that enable various services to connect to it. Though it is not easy, it is possible.

By using proxies, you keep hackers away from your original IP address. Proxies route your connection through a different IP, thereby hiding your identity from cybercriminals.

August 23, 2020
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WHAT IS IP BLOCKING?

IP blocking refers to preventing requests from hosts with specific IP addresses. It limits attacks, keeps your customer data safe, and reduces unnecessary loads on your server.

Blocking malicious IP addresses helps generate accurate data related to your website traffic (the number of visitors, bounce rate, average time on site, etc.).

August 11, 2020
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GoLogin integration with GeoSurf proxies – The ultimate guide

Nowadays, businesses are rapidly expanding into new countries. In this fast-paced digital world, the use of proxies has become a necessity.

Companies need to remain present in different locations to monitor the customer reviews, keep an eye on the geo-targeted digital campaigns, and collaborate with the team.

Hence, the use of proxies has become indispensable because they are linked with increased productivity and better security.

In this guide, we will learn to integrate GoLogin with Geosurf proxies.

Let’s begin!

April 25, 2020
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UNBLOCK PROXY

In today’s world of government censorship and strict copyright legislation, more and more popular sites are blocking or restricting their content in different geo-locations. These geo-restrictions are making users in certain countries use a proxy service in order to guarantee free access to the content or sites they desire.

Let’s talk about some of the most popular and well-known sites you might need a proxy service to access.

March 19, 2020
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What are Static Residential Proxies?

First, we shall explain what an IP address is. An internet protocol (IP) address is the unique code assigned to each computer when it connects to the Internet. The IP address is used to locate the computer and enables it to communicate with other connected computers.

A static residential IP address is provided by an Internet Service Provider (ISP). This IP address is legal and legitimate and has a physical location attached to it. Residential IPs are easy to locate and usually allow ISPs or websites to collect information about your online activity.

March 12, 2020
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WHY YOU SHOULD`T USE A VPN FOR BUSINESS NEEDS

A Virtual Private Network (VPN) provides a secure internet connection, allowing its to access geo-restricted websites, browse securely and maintain their anonymity online.

VPN was originally created as a way to secure business networks or allow employees to access a business network from home. Nowadays, many people use a VPN connection for torrenting, streaming geo-blocked content, or guarding their data when using public coffee shop WiFi.

March 05, 2020
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