anyone tried ProxyRack or this just a scam?
The sales page says you'll have access to *THOUSANDS* of "private proxies" but I'm thinking these are just publicly-scraped elite proxies. They have a free trial here - http://www.proxyrack.com/ - so can someone please try them out for a few hours and give us feedback? I'd do it myself but I don't have access to my GSA SER.
"The way our pricing works is based on the maximum simultaneous connections (threads) that you can make through our server at any given time. All of our packages include the same amount of IP addresses and unmetered bandwidth."
I'm guessing you pay only for the amount of bandwidth/proxies you use.
1) Where do the IPs come from?
We are partnered with a large Adware company that allows us to use a portion of their customer base.
2) How fast are the proxies?
Some proxies are really fast while others are slow, this is because they are coming from different peoples computers.
3) Will they work with my software?
It's hard to know if they will work with everything which is why we offer a 2 day free trial so you can test whether or not it works with your program and if not you can cancel without being charged.Personally I use the IPs for ranking requests and account creation.
I'm trying it out now and so far.. it's not all that much faster than my 20 semi-dedicated from BuyProxies.org
The main difference for me is.. since they say they "rotate" each query, I pretty much cranked up the connections to 10 on Google Harvester in Scrapebox and I am not worried about getting them banned.
Whereas, with my own 20, I would keep it at a maximum of 2 connections and it will take forever to scrape 1 M urls.
As far as customer support...
BuyProxies.org answered my email on a Sunday afternoon and upgraded me from 10 to 20 within minutes and pro-rated the fee.
Proxyrack.com answered my email late on Sunday but only to say they would take a look at it soon.. that was well over 10 hours ago. I'm deep into their support hours and zilch on a response.
So if you you want to scrape and not give a damn... Proxyrack.com ain't bad.
If you want customer service first, I'd go with BuyProxies.org as they are extremely responsive.
Some people use both (Buyproxies for GSA and Proxyrack for scraping) But damn that gets expensive. Hope you are making some serious cash per month to afford all that hoopla.