Reasons Why You Will Need YouTube Proxies
YouTube proxies are useful to YouTube users and content creators. Proxies are majorly used by marketers in conjunction with YouTube automation bots to artificially increase the popularity of their contents.
They do so by using YouTube watch bots to watch their videos, drop comments, and even follow their channel. Some go as far as using YouTube bots to claim ad revenue. We strongly discourage our users from such as that is considered advert fraud and we are not in support of it.
Aside from content creators, regular YouTube users use proxies to watch geo-targeted videos on YouTube. Maybe you have not come across a geo-targeted YouTube video before but I have come across them a few times. And I had to use a proxy to bypass the restriction in other to watch the video. Some use proxies when YouTube block their IP because of their spamming activities.
A note about YouTube Bandwidth Usage
Unlike websites that the dominant content type is text – YouTube is a video streaming website, and you know how that consumes bandwidth. Most residential proxy providers’ pricing is based on bandwidth – when you consume the amount of bandwidth allocated to you, your proxy access is cut.
Fortunately, not all providers’ pricing is based on bandwidth. Some providers like Shifter.io and Stormproxies have their plans priced based on ports. For providers like this, you can use them for YouTube watch bots.
However, if you intend to carry out other activities such as commenting, liking/disliking, follow and subscribe to a channel, then the likes of Smartproxy and Luminati can be used – port priced proxies (likes of Shifter.io) are cheaper, though.
Should You Use Rotating Proxies or Session Proxies?
When it comes to watching YouTube videos, you cannot use the same IP address and watch a video for a good number of times and think that will have any effect – YouTube will suspect a foul play and block you from accessing its service. For this reason, session proxies are not the best option for accessing YouTube. Rotating proxies changes the IP address assigned to your traffic after every request – this makes it difficult for YouTube to detect any IP footprint.
Does Using YouTube Proxies Guarantee you Success?
YouTube proxies solve only the IP address tracking problem – there are other anti-spam checks you will have to evade. If you are making use of a YouTube bot, you will have to make sure that the bot can mimic human activities and evade detection. You will also have to hide your browser fingerprinting. All of these are beyond the scope of what this page is all about.