A social media proxy will first route your traffic through a server with a different IP address than your current connection before reaching the desired social media network.
Many social media influences and businesses use social media proxies on TikTok, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and elsewhere. Some use cases for social media proxies are:
- Accessing more content. Often times content is locked to a specific geographical location.
- Scaling + Boosting automation among dozens of controlled accounts. Often times social media platforms blacklist or ban an IP address because of rate limits to prevent SPAM. If you use the same IP address for every single account, there is a good chance all your social media accounts could become flagged which would prevent new posts, or worse.. terminated!
- To scrape data that is publicly accessible without being rate limited
- To bypass a security CAPTCHA which is a a program or system intended to distinguish human from machine input, typically as a way of thwarting spam and automated extraction of data from websites. If you keep sending requests from the same IP address, there is a high probability you will run into those annoying CAPTCHAs. Everyone has seen those screens that ask you to enter the characters shown or click all the street signs in the picture…they are impossible to solve automatically!
There are several types of social media proxies that are offered. Some include residential proxies, dedicated datacenter proxies, or mobile IP proxies. Depending on your field of work, one category may be better suited than the other. Contact Proxy Services for a tailored solution to fit your needs.
Can I use free proxies found on Google for my social media accounts?
You should never use publicly posted proxies. Some reasons include:
- Hundreds of other users are or probably have abused them already. They are likely flagged on your social media site already. By logging into an account with one of these proxies, there is a good chance your account could be deactivated for a Terms Of Service violation that you did not even commit.
- The proxies could be honeypots set up by hackers to record and log all your account information. Not only will you lose your account but you risk revealing trade secrets of your marketing campaigns.