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Proxy settings in Octoparse for SEO

Octoparse is a program that helps you collect information on the Internet and organize it. All data is stored in spreadsheets to be used later in SEO, marketing, research, or journalism. But to safely use all the functions of the program, scraping in Octoparse should be configured through a proxy.

Is a proxy needed for Octoparse

Let's answer right away: yes, it is important to use it. And it is better to use not one proxy server, but a proxy package at once. Many web resources, including Google, do not allow the use of scrapers and promotion programs. If they track suspicious activity from your IP address, they can simply block you.

But with high-quality proxies, you can hide your data and "mask" the actions of the program. This will help avoid blocking, and you will remain anonymous on the network.

How to set proxy in Octoparse during authorization

To set up a proxy in Octoparse, follow our step-by-step instructions:

  1. Run the program.
  2. Before logging into your account, in the authorization window, click on the gear icon at the top.
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  4. Select your proxy server type.
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  6. Enter the required data below: IP address, Port, Username, and Password.
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  8. To test the proxy for performance, click on the "Test" button.
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  10. If the proxy passed the verification, click on "Confirm".
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  12. Enter the Username and Password of your account and log in.
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How to set up a proxy while creating a task

  1. Open Octoparse and log in to your account.
  2. On the sidebar, click on the "New" button and select "Advanced Mode".
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  4. In the “Website” field, enter links to sites that you want to scrape or add links as a file by clicking on the "Import from file" button.
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  6. Click on the "Save" button.
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  8. Now go to the "Tasks" section and click on the "Settings" button (or the gear icon, depending on the version of the program).
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  10. In the "Anti-blocking settings" section, check the box next to "Use IP proxies".
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  12. Next, click "Settings".
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  14. Enter your proxy data (IP address:Port:Username:Password) or copy and paste it from a file. Enter the data for each server on a new line.
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  16. Click on the "Confirm" button and exit the settings.
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You have configured a proxy for Octoparse. For efficient and safe work in the scraper, choose high-quality personal proxy servers. They will provide you with security and anonymity, as well as protect your account from blocking.