To eliminate any confusion arising for those who want to start social media marketing and automate their accounts, we are going to show the main difference between social media proxies and VPN use. In this way, by reading this article, you are going to learn to identify and recognize the main advantages of social media proxies over virtual private networks. Moreover, you will be better equipped to understand their advantages and how you can scale your operation later on. So, we are going to show what are both social media proxies and virtual private networks, how to use them and why social media proxies are a better fit for marketing automation.

What are social media proxies

Social media proxies are virgin private proxies used by social media marketers to automate and manage several accounts from the same server. Social networks limit the number of accounts that can connect from the same IP to a single digit number. Therefore, if you want to automate and manage more than five accounts, you will not be able to do it. Moreover, social networks could even ban your accounts or make it difficult to connect with them.

In other words, if you want to connect and automate accounts for your business, you need social media proxies in order to connect them successfully to the social network. Moreover, these proxies are usually virgin private proxies. This means they have never been allocated to connect accounts to social networks. Thus, your accounts will be protected and not used flagged once you connect them.

What is a VPN, virtual private network

A virtual private network is an anonymity tool that encrypts your accounts' traffic and diverts it through a VPN server. Thus, protecting your privacy and anonymity.

While both private proxies and the VPN channel your traffic through a server and protect your real IP and location, there are a few differences between the two. A virtual private network will divert your traffic at a system level. Thus, all your traffic will be encrypted and diverted through the VPN server. But, to better understand how and why it is better to use social media proxies, we need to understand how are these two tools used.

How are social media proxies used

Social media proxies can be used both manually or automatically. In other words, you can use your social media proxies to log in your accounts either through an Internet browser or through a social media automation tool.

So you can set your Mozilla Firefox to connect through a social media proxy and log in each individual social account at the same time. Or you can use an automation tool such as FollowLiker to connect and automate multiple accounts at the same time.

How to use a VPN

A virtual private network will encrypt your layer at a system level, in other words, your whole Internet traffic will be channeled through the VPN server.

And the only way of using a VPN for social media marketing is by doing it manually. First, you need to connect to the VPN server through the VPN client, then you have to open your Internet browser and log in your a social media account. You must do this for every account in use.

Social media proxies advantages over VPNs

I think you can see the last sentence why a VPN is not exactly the best fit for managing social media accounts. You must divert all your traffic at a system level. So all your other apps, like Google Drive or cloud-based applications must be logged out and then logged in again, once the VPN connection is up and running. Moreover, you will need to connect each account individually. A daunting task when you must manage more than ten accounts.

On the other, social media proxies, by their simplicity, can be used to connect accounts manually through a browser extension. All you have to do is to rotate the proxies through the extension. So you do not need to divert all your traffic through the proxy server. Thus, you can keep your Google apps open by using Google Chrome and use your proxies with Mozilla Firefox.

Moreover, another advantage of social media proxies is that you can automate your accounts and divert their traffic through them. A task which you can’t do it with a VPN because a VPN requires a VPN client.

When is a VPN not necessary?

A VPN is a great tool, but you do not need a VPN for automating online tasks through multiple IPs. Moreover, a VPN can render this task almost impossible. Especially if you need to have multiple connections to multiple IPs at the same time. This is where social media proxies are the only fit. By using their IP:PORT configuration and login details you can connect and manage connections through as many IPs and proxy servers are you need.

 Wednesday, December 13, 2017

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