We recommend private, anonymous proxies from BuyProxies.org. We have written a full, detailed guide which explains exactly how to use proxies with URL Profiler and how to get set up with BuyProxies.org.
The Proxies Setting area allows you to enter your proxy server addresses and specify which tasks you want to use proxies for.
The required proxy format is simply:
IP:PORT (e.g. 126.96.36.199:8008)
enter each one on a new line in the box provided.
To use private proxies with a username and password, use the following format:
IP:PORT:USERNAME:PASSWORD (i.e. 188.8.131.52:8008:username:password)
Important note: BuyProxies.org will send you new proxies every 30 days, so you will need to replace these in the Proxy Settings area whenever they do.
When to Use Proxies
The checkboxes on the right allow you to determine which tasks you wish to use proxies for. Typically these will simply be:
- URL Scraping - which refers to Social Accounts, Email Addresses, Readability, Custom Scraper and Link Analysis (basically, anything that involves scraping data from websites).
- Google and Bing - which refers to Google Indexation checks, Duplicate Content checking and Bing Outbound Links.
Proxy Failure Retries
Sometimes, proxies will timeout or error, so with Proxy Failure Retries you can determine how often you want URL Profiler to retry the same URL with a different proxy.