Are you looking forward to spoofing your real location on the Internet and getting your traffic to be treated as an EU traffic? Then consider making use of Europe proxies, otherwise known as EU proxies.
If there’s anything as first-class, second class, and third class audience on the Internet, then the EU audience, together with the US and a few other countries, are in the first class. The EU audience enjoys exclusive access to some web content online.
I remember a time when I try using the BBC iPlayer service outside of the UK and discover that you will need (or appear) to be in the UK before the service is available to you. If you are not physically located in the EU, your passport to EU targeted contents are an Europe proxy server.
What is an Europe Proxy/ EU Proxy?
When I made mention of EU proxies, you do not have to think that it is a proxy that covers the whole of the European region. An EU proxy is a proxy server located in a location in the EU.
There are about 27 countries in the EU and a few others that are located in Europe but not member countries of the European Union, including the United Kingdom (UK). A proxy server from any of these countries can be referred to as an Europe/EU proxy.
Top EU Proxy Providers
Aside from the United States, the EU region has the broadest coverage as far as proxy service provision is concerned. You can get any type of proxies (datacenter, residential, and mobile) you want from any of the EU countries. However, most providers support only a few of the countries.
The main reasons why you’ll want to make use of EU proxies when you are outside of Europe is to access web services and contents available only to the European audience. Even without asking you about your location, websites you visit detects your location by looking at the physical location attached to your IP address.
One’s IP address reveals his location, even without a GPS. Websites use the location to geo-target content and localize content they deliver to their audience. They also use it to deny users from specific locations access to their sites.
Google, for example, use it to provide localized results. With an EU IP address from a proxy server, you can spoof your real IP address and appear as a visitor from any of the European countries.
What you Should Look out for
The most important thing you’ll need to look out for is the geo-targeting features and the EU countries supported. You’ll be wasting money buying Spain proxies if what you need proxies for is the BBC iPlayer service.
Go for providers that support many countries in the region and even has additional support for city-level targeting. For compatibility sake, ask the provider if their proxies work on your intended use case.