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Top 5 Geonode Alternatives & Competitors in 2024

Cem Dilmegani
Updated on Jan 16
9 min read

Proxy services are essential for companies to use technologies such as web scraping, ad verification, and market research. Geonode is one of the proxy providers with unlimited bandwidth features at a more affordable price than its competitors; however, it struggles to provide high upload speeds, low latency, and a diverse range of proxy services, including ISPs and mobile proxies.

This article will cover an in-depth assessment of Geonode and its top five competitors by examining their features, pros and cons, user ratings, and pricing.

Geonode alternatives comparison

With Geonode at the top followed by sponsored vendors Bright Data and Smartproxy, we’ve listed the vendors based on their total number of reviews on software review platforms, including Capterra, G2, and TrustRadius.

Table 1: Comparison table of Geonode and its top five alternatives

VendorsTotal number of employees*Total number of reviews**Average ratings**Free trialPAYG***
Geonode11-500No rating score is available7-day trial for $7.00
Smartproxy201-500394.47-day
Bright Data501-10002294.714-day
SOAX51-200824.63-day trial for $1.99
Oxylabs51-200584.67-dayOnly for residential & mobile
IPRoyal11-50264.37-day (only for companies)Only for residential & mobile

*Based on the total number of employees on LinkedIn as of 10/26/2023.

**Based on the total number of reviews and average ratings on the Capterra, G2, and TrustRadius software review platforms as of 10/26/2023. Average ratings are aggregated on a 5-point scale.

***PAYG stands for pay-as-you-go-plan.

Vendor selection criteria

The given criteria below are fulfilled by the vendors in the comparison list:

  • Number of reviews: 30+ total reviews on Capterra, G2, and TrustRadius.
  • Average rating: 4.5+/5 on Capterra G2 and TrustRadius.
  • Total number of employees: 50+ employees on LinkedIn

Geonode overview

Geonode is a proxy service provider that has recently launched a beta version that offers proxy services and web data extraction technology for various use cases, such as HTML data scraping, data analysis sentiment analysis, and social media automation.

The company is based in Singapore and focuses on residential proxies and datacenter proxies with unlimited bandwidth, enabling large-scale data collection.

The company’s proxy pool holds over two million IP addresses distributed throughout 140 countries.  The service offers rotating proxies with the IPs sourced from peer-to-peer (P2P) networks, with the option to utilize geotargeting at the country, city, and ISP levels.

Geonode has a pay-as-you-go plan with its pay-per-concurrent-request license (a type of license that is based on the maximum number of users who will use the software simultaneously), which allows users to increase their web scraping operations without incurring additional charges.

Additionally, Geonode is compatible with all popular internet protocols, such as SOCKS5 and HTTP(S).

Features

  • Unlimited bandwidth: Geonode has an unlimited data transfer feature without usage restrictions.
  • Pay-per-concurrent-request: Geonode users can control costs by only paying for the total number of requests created.
  • JS rendering: JavaScript rendering functionality helps businesses scrape single-page applications and capture content using React, AngularJS, Vue.js, or any other library.
  • Proxy manager: The software supports HTTP, HTTPS, and Socks5 protocols.
  • Proxy pool: 2+ million
  • Number of countries covered: 140+ countries
  • IP support: Both rotating and static IPs are supported
  • Rotating proxies: IP rotation is automatic. Allows users to change the IP address at specific intervals (5, 10, or 30 minutes).
  • Authentication:  IP whitelisting authentication with password and ID

Cons

Insufficient proxy service options: Geonode does not offer diversity in purchasing proxy service options since it only focuses on residential and datacenter proxies, and there are no options for ISPs (static residential proxies) or mobile proxies. 

Low speed: Some users requested a refund from Geonode since the software was slow and sluggish; however, they could not receive a refund.efn_note]”Geonode Reviews”. Trustpilot. December 08, 2021. Retrieved October 27, 2023.[/efn_note]

Pricing: There is only one limited pricing category for proxy services, which is the pay-as-you-go residential section. The pricing ranges from $1.50 to $4.00 per GB per month and varies based on the bandwidth used.1

Geonode pricing comparison

Pricing ranges are evaluated for minimum and maximum proxy service prices available. The pricing comparison is separately conducted for residential, datacenter, ISP, and mobile proxies based on per GB/month prices for regular plans (annual billing).

Table 2: Geonode residential & datacenter proxy network price comparison.

VendorsResidentialDatacenter
Geonode$1.5 for 5,000GB – $4.00 for 1GB$0.5 per proxy (fixed price)
Smartproxy$5.2 for 1,000GB – $8.5 for 1GB$0.7 per proxy (fixed price)
Bright Data$7.35 for 136GB – $10.50 for 1GB$0.075 for 136GB – $0.11 for 1GB
SOAX$2.20 for 5,000GB – $6.60 for 15GB$0.40 for 10,000GB – $0.65 for 75GB
Oxylabs$7 for 86GB – $10 for 1GB$0.50 for 600GB – $0.65 for 77GB
IPRoyal$2.45 for 5,000GB – $7 for 1GB$1.57 for 99GB – $1.8 for 48 GB

Table 3: Geonode ISP & mobile proxy network price comparison.

VendorsISPMobile
Geonode
Smartproxy$14 for 2GB – $11 for 50GB$21 for 1GB – $17 for 25GB
Bright Data$5.2 for 100GB – $8.5 for 1GB $16.20 for 61GB – $24.00 for 1GB
SOAX$2.20 for 5,000GB – $6.60 for 15GB$2.20 for 5,000GB – $6.60 for 15GB
Oxylabs$11.00 for 100GB – $17.00 for 20GB$17 for 30GB – $22 for 1GB
IPRoyal$2.7 for 250GB – $4 for 99 GB
$7/day in 1 day plan – $81/month in 90 day plan

Alternatives to Geonode

1-Smartproxy

Smartproxy has a browser and session management extension that provides “no-code” options for web scraping. Smartproxy offers four types of proxy networks: residential, ISP, mobile, and datacenter. In addition, the company offers data collection solutions such as no-code web data scraping tools and web scraping API for different use cases such as eCommerce scraping, SERP scraping, and social media scraping. (see below). 

  • No-code scraper: Smartproxy has a ‘no-code’ option for automated web scraping in the form of a browser extension. Users can select an existing template, specify some settings via the point-and-click interface, and then click on any part of a website that they would like to scrape.
  • APIs: Smartproxy also provides a variety of APIs, such as social media APIs, SERP APIs, and eCommerce APIs.

Features

Performance features:

  • Residential proxies: 55+ million residential IPs
  • Datacenter proxies: 100,000+ shared and dedicated datacenter IPs globally
  • ISP proxies: 2.6+ million ISP proxies (excluding the State of Texas, USA)
  • Mobile proxies: 10+ million mobile IP pools at 130 locations and 700 ASNs
  • Total countries covered: 186 locations, including the US 50 states

Other:

  • Protocols: HTTP(S), SOCKS5
  • Location targeting: Country and city-level targeting
  • IP rotation: For every request, 10 or 30 minutes with rotating and sticky sessions
  • Dedicated DC proxies: 400K+ static private datacenter IPs in the US with unlimited traffic

Pros 

Performance: Reviewers state that Smartproxy’s APIs are versatile, the interface is well-designed, the failure rate is nearly zero, and the speed is high.2

Flexibility:There are no restrictions on IP rotation requests per minute.3

Customer support: Customer support is always ready to assist and provide solutions to any issues or concerns that may arise.4

Cons

Costs: In comparison to their rivals, mobile proxies—and particularly static (ISP) proxies—cost more.5

Sticky IP sessions: The IP’s occupancy stickiness periods could be longer.6

Remaining requests: Users cannot verify their remaining requests directly using an API call; thus, users must log in to their account each time to find out the remaining requests.7

User ratings

  • Capterra: No information is available
  • G2: 4.4/5
  • TrustRadius: No information is available

2- Bright Data

Bright Data, founded in 2014, is a leading proxy service provider with 20,000+ customers worldwide and is one of the top alternatives to Geonode.8Bright Data offers different types of proxy servers (residential, mobile, datacenter, and ISP proxies), a no-code web scraper, data-collection APIs, and ready-to-use datasets. 

Their residential proxy network has over 72 million IPs,  IP rotation rules, adjustable bandwidth, and integration capabilities with Windows, macOS, or Linux. Its residential proxies are compatible with HTTP(S), and SOCKS5 protocols. Bright Data also offers numerous features such as drag-and-drop options, documentation, dynamic code integration scenarios, and short video clips to assist you in getting started. 

Features

Performance features:

  • Residential Proxies: 72+ million residential IPs
  • Datacenter proxies: 1.6+ million shared and dedicated datacenter proxies
  • ISP proxies: 700,000+ static residential proxies (ISP) with dedicated IPs.
  • Mobile proxies: 7+ million mobile proxies
  • Total countries covered: 195

Other:

  • Mobile proxy servers: 3G/4G/5G mobile proxy servers.
  • Protocols: HTTP(S), SOCKS5
  • Location targeting: A mobile proxy network targeting any country, location, carrier, or ASN and ZIP code.
  • Authorization: IP authorization or login-password authorization
  • IP rotation: A rotating proxy browser plug-in that may be used for one-click IP rotation (every request with customizable sticky sessions).

Pros 

Proxy services: Long-term users claim that the proxy services are stable, and they’ve solved millions of challenges with Bright Data’s proxy service, which has helped them avoid unnecessary expenses.9

Technical functionality: Users are confident in the uptime, speed, and technical proficiency of Bright Data.10

Customer support: Bright Data’s service quality and support are well-appreciated by users.11

Cons

Global availability: Bright Data’s availability of IPs is not high (currently, the product offers 72+ million residential IPs).12

Documentation: Documentation could be improved; specifically, the “unblocker tool” is considered to be expensive and not fully effective.13

Pricing: The price of Bright Data is not particularly competitive compared to one of its competitors, IPRoyal (if cost is your primary concern and your projects are modest in scope, IPRoyal would meet your needs).14

User ratings

  • Capterra: 4.8/5
  • G2: 4.6/5
  • TrustRadius: No information is available

3- SOAX

The SOAX platform has over 185 million IPs, 1,000+ clients, and 80+ employees worldwide. SOAX offers a variety of GEOs, as well as the flexibility to refine targeting options to a certain city, country, region, or provider, with the opportunity to access the full pool of IP addresses with the most basic SOAX starter package.

Features

Performance features:

  • Residential Proxies: 155+ million IP addresses from 100 countries
  • Datacenter proxies: 300,000+ IPs with shared and dedicated datacenter proxies
  • ISP proxies: 2.6+ million ISP proxies (excluding the State of Texas, USA) 
  • Mobile proxies: 33+ million mobile proxies
  • Total countries covered: 195

Other:

  • Proxy servers: 3G / 4G / 5G / LTE
  • Protocols: HTTP(S), SOCKS5 and UDP
  • Location targeting: (ASNs)/IPs rotation
  • IP rotation: The rotation period ranges between 90 seconds and 600 seconds with customizable options

Pros 

Ease-of-use: Users highlight that Smartproxy has an easy interface to use.15

Performance: The connection speed is steady, allowing efficient browsing and downloading.16

Stickiness periods: SOAX has long stick IP sessions compared to other proxy services.17

Cons

Customer support communication: According to some users, communication is not very convenient with the account manager since their support team is not supportive of speaking their native language.18

Bandwidth: There is no unlimited bandwidth for a residential proxy.19

Quotes: Small quotes for starting packages can be added.20

Integrations: Website integrations can be improved.21

User ratings

  • Capterra: 5.0/5
  • G2: 4.6/5
  • TrustRadius: 7/10

4- Oxylabs 

Oxylab is a proxy company offering a variety of proxy servers and web data scraper tools. It offers residential, datacenter (shared, private, and rotating), ISP (rotating and static), SOCKS5 proxies, and mobile proxy services. 

Oxylab’s data extraction services have offer features such as google search api and e-commerce scraper APIs, which can be used with an additional “Web Unblocker Plan”, a plan that uses AI and adaptive HTML parsing to avoid CAPTCHAs.

Features 

Performance:

  • Residential Proxies: 100+ million IPs
  • Datacenter proxies: 2.0+ million IPs
  • ISP proxies: 360,000+ ISP proxies
  • Mobile proxies: 20.0+ million IPs
  • Total countries covered: 140

Other:

  • Proxy servers: 3G/4G/5G/LTE mobile 
  • IP rotation: Static 30-minute sessions
  • IP addresses: IPv4 and IPv6 support

Pros 

Implementation: Developers state that it is easy to implement Oxylabs with a 99% success rate in Python script applications.22

Geolocation costs: Users gave credit to the no-extra-cost country targeting option.23

Customization: Options for customizing the way requests (including bulk requests) make users business processes seamless.24

Cons

Self-service: self-service options are still limited compared to competitors.25

Account manager: An account manager could be added to the customer service team to receive support for certain functionalities.26

Analytics: An enhanced dashboard offering deeper analytics and insights could be added.27

User ratings

  • Capterra: No information is available
  • G2: 4.6/5
  • TrustRadius: No information is available

5- IPRoyal

IPRoyal is a proxy service provider that offers four types of proxy servers, including datacenter, residential, mobile, and ISP (static residential proxies). However, IPRoyal’s proxy pool is smaller than Bright Data and Oxylabs. Depending on the specific requirements of the projects, it might be an appropriate solution. For example, if you intend to collect a limited number of web pages, IPRoyal’s IP pool can be sufficient. If the size of the proxy pool is a concern, you can consider alternatives such as Smartproxy or Bright Data, which offer large proxy pools. 

Also, IPRoyal offers more affordable prices, making it suitable for businesses and individuals on a tight budget. 

Features 

Performance:

  • Residential Proxies: 8+ million IPs
  • Datacenter proxies: Dedicated IPs from 30 countries
  • Mobile proxies: 1+ million IPs (only Lithuanian, US, and UK locations are available)
  • Total countries covered: 195

Other:

  • Unlimited bandwidth: 4G proxy requests 100+ Mbps without any bandwidth limitations
  • Protocols: HTTP/HTTPS and SOCKS5 
  • Rotating proxies: Automatically replace the IP address in specific intervals of 1, 5, or 10 minutes.

Pros

Pricing: IPRoyal is considered to be budget-friendly.28

Customer Support: IPRoyal support always helps quickly.29

Success rate: Their residential proxies have high success rates, thus users don’t lose any unused traffic.30

Cons

Web scrapers: IProyal does not offer web scraping features.31

ISPs: Its static residential IP cannot be used on some banks and stock websites.32

IOS support: It does not support IOS devices.33

User ratings

  • Capterra: No information is available
  • G2: 4.3/5
  • TrustRadius: 8.9/10

Transparency statement

AIMultiple works with numerous emerging tech companies, including Bright Data and Smartproxy.

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