What are Residential Proxies?

A residential proxy is an intermediary that uses an IP address provided by an Internet Service Provider (ISP), not a data center. The main benefit of residential proxies is their high anonymity level and low block-rate. Residential proxies allow you to choose a specific location (country, city or ISP) and surf the web as a real-user in that area.

How do residential proxies work?

A residential proxy routes your internet traffic through an intermediary server. The proxy server assigns you an alternative IP address through which all of your server requests are channeled. There are static and rotating residential proxies. The standard is rotating residential proxy service. Alternatively you can retain an IP address (sticky) for up to 30 minutes. This is great for tasks that require using the same IP address for extended periods of time.
7 1 What Is A Residential Proxy?

The IP address you get from Residential Proxies are of course residential IPs provided by Internet Providers. This gives you a much higher trust for your targeted sites and lower captcha and blocks.

People use Residential proxies for:

  • 1. Ad verification

    In the age of ad fraud, an increasing amount of advertisers’ money is wasted on ad impressions that appear on fraudulent sites, don’t reach the desired audience, or are not properly displayed in the user’s browser. Ad verification is a process which allows advertisers to check if their ads are displayed in the right context, on the right websites. Residential Proxies are commonly used for Ad Verification because it allows the user to scrape accurate data from advertisements while browsing as a real user device.

  • 2. Web scraping

    The web is full of invaluable data. Stock prices, product details, sports stats, company contacts, email addresses, you name it. Web scraping is one of the most popular use cases for Residential Proxies because it supports mass scraping by allowing you to continuously rotate IPs. If you want to do large scale scraping on LinkedIn, Facebook, and other platforms, residential proxies are the best.

  • 3. Market Price Monitoring

    In competitive product categories such as electronics and fashion, charging prices higher than the competition can hurt sales. Rotating Residential Proxies allow businesses to scrape data in mass from competitors to give you instant market price updates. This helps businesses always maintain up-to-date competitive pricing against all competitors simultaneously. With residential proxies, you will be able to leverage sales intelligence tools to give you timely market price updates.

  • 4. Accessing ticket sites

    Ticket resale has become a big business in recent years. Music tours are often sold out within minutes of being announced. But it’s not always due to consumer demand. A large portion of ticket sales are by automated software (bots) to purchase and resell. These bots use Residential Proxies to avoid detection and complete the purchase without being blocked.

  • 5. Digital Advertising

    Make use of ads automation, social media campaigns, and email automation to improve your market reach. Residential Proxies allow advertisers and business owners to gain an