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Overseas Residential Proxies: why crawlers are still recognized after using proxy assistance?

2023-08-04 14:23

Data on the web is very valuable to many businesses and individuals. In order to obtain more useful data, crawlers have become a very common tool. However, many websites place restrictions on crawler access and the use of proxies is a common means of circumventing these restrictions. Overseas residential proxies play an important role in crawler applications as an effective proxy solution. However, sometimes, even if the use of proxies, crawlers may still be recognized, this article will explore the reasons for this.


I. Why is it recognized?


1. Proxy IP is blocked


Although the IP addresses provided by overseas residential proxies are more stable and real, some websites may still block the proxy IP, which may be because the proxy IP is abused by other users, or the website itself restricts the proxy. When the proxy IP is blocked, the crawler may be denied access to the website, resulting in the inability to obtain data.


2. Usage frequency and pattern


When a crawler uses a proxy to assist it, the access frequency and pattern may become important factors to be recognized. If the crawler's access frequency is too high, exceeding the website's capacity, or the access pattern is too mechanized and regular, it may cause the website's anti-crawler mechanism, which will lead to the crawler being recognized and denied access.


3. User behavior imitation


Some websites use advanced anti-crawler techniques to detect behavioral differences between crawlers and real users. Even if a proxy is used to hide the IP address, if the crawler's access behavior is significantly different from that of a real user, such as the order of accessing pages, clicking patterns, etc., the website may identify the crawler and take appropriate measures.


4. Cookie and JavaScript detection


Some websites detect crawlers through cookies and JavaScript. Even if a proxy is used, the website can still recognize the crawler and deny access if the crawler does not handle cookies or JavaScript correctly.


5. Proxy quality and stability


The quality and stability of overseas residential proxies can also affect the effectiveness of crawlers using proxies. If the IP of the proxy service provider is of poor quality or unstable, it may result in the crawler not being able to access the target website normally, or even being recognized and blocked.


II. How to avoid crawlers being recognized?


In addition to choosing a high-quality overseas residential proxy service provider, you can also take the following measures to avoid crawlers being recognized:


1. Use User Agent Pool: Create a user agent pool containing different types of user agents to simulate the access of different devices and browsers to make the crawler look more like a real user.


2. Random delay time: When crawling web pages, set a random delay time to avoid frequent requests and reduce the risk of being recognized.


3. Disguise request header: Modify the crawler's request header to make it more like an ordinary browser's request to hide the crawler's identity.


4. Proxy rotation: Use multiple proxy IP and rotate them regularly to avoid being blocked for a long time by using the same IP.


5. Handle CAPTCHA: When encountering CAPTCHA, use the technology of automatic identification of CAPTCHA to ensure that the crawler continues to visit.


6. Use proxy pool management tools: You can use proxy pool management tools to manage and monitor the use of proxy IP to ensure the quality and stability of proxy IP.


III. Why choose an overseas residential proxy


Overseas residential proxy is an ideal solution for cross-border enterprises and data collectors with the following advantages:


1. Real residential IP: The IP addresses provided by overseas residential proxies are real residential IP, which are more in line with the usage habits of websites and reduce the probability of being recognized.


2. Global Coverage: Overseas Residential Proxy can cover IP addresses in many countries and regions around the world, helping users access websites and data sources in different countries.


3. High anonymity: IP addresses provided by overseas residential agents are highly anonymous, protecting users' privacy and data security.


4. Stability and reliability: Choosing a high-quality overseas residential proxy service provider ensures the stability and reliability of the proxy IP and improves the success rate of the crawler.


5. Unlimited bandwidth: Overseas residential proxies usually provide unlimited bandwidth services to ensure that crawlers can continue to access the target website.


6. Easy to manage: With overseas residential proxies, users can easily manage proxy IP, switching and updating them as needed.




Using an overseas residential proxy as a proxy solution for crawlers can help circumvent website restrictions on crawlers and improve the success rate and stability of crawlers. However, even with proxies, crawlers may still be recognized, which mainly depends on the quality and stability of the proxy IP, the frequency and pattern of the crawler's visits, and the website's anti-crawler technology. In order to better cope with these problems, it is recommended to choose a high-quality overseas residential proxy service provider and optimize the crawler's access settings to mimic the behavior of real users, so as to improve the success rate and stability of the crawler. Overseas residential proxies' global coverage, real residential IP, and high anonymity make them the preferred proxy solution for cross-border enterprises and data collectors. Through the reasonable use of technical means such as proxy pool, random delay, and disguised request header, the stealth and stability of the crawler can be further improved to avoid the risk of being recognized and blocked, and ensure the smooth operation of the crawler and the success of data collection.

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