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Compare Top 4 GeoSurf Alternatives & Competitors in 2024

Hazal Şimşek
Updated on Jan 5
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Compare Top 4 GeoSurf Alternatives & Competitors in 2024Compare Top 4 GeoSurf Alternatives & Competitors in 2024

“GeoSurf, a proxy service provider based in Israel, officially terminated its operations on December 20, 2023, due to a legal loss in a patent lawsuit against Bright Data. Following this outcome, GeoSurf announced its closure and is advising its clients to switch to Bright Data. The company exited the proxy industry by December 22, 2023.”

Source: Bright Data

Proxy services have emerged as essential tools for a variety of online activities, from web scraping and market research to bypass geo-restrictions. GeoSurf, a prominent name in this domain. Yet, the landscape of proxy services is vast and diverse, with several alternatives offering unique features and capabilities.

In this article, we delve into GeoSurf and its top 4 alternatives, comparing their capabilities, pros and cons, and prices to ensure providing you with tools needed to thrive in this data-driven world.

GeoSurf alternatives’ comparison

Vendors are sorted based on the total number of reviews they receive, except for the products sponsored in the article. The sponsored products are linked to the sponsor’s websites.

VendorsNumber of employeesNumber of reviewsAverage scoreFree trialPAYG plan
Smartproxy125394.414 day money-backFor residential & mobile
Bright Data8282204.77-day
GeoSurf50883.7No free trial
Oxylabs327584.67-day
IPRoyal48224.3Only for companies

GeoSurf evaluation

GeoSurf is a web proxy service and provider of residential, ISP (static residential proxies) and datacenter proxy networks. It offers users a way to access the internet through a large pool of IP addresses located in different geographic locations around the world. This way, GeoSurf allows users to do web scraping, ad verification, and bypassing geographic restrictions  on websites and online services. 

Disclaimer

While evaluating GeoSurf, AIMultiple acknowledged data issues regarding GeoSurf review numbers:

  1. GeoSurf does not have reviews on all reputable platforms, such as G2 or Capterra as the other GeoSurf alternative vendors have. 1 2
  2. All available data for GeoSurf is found on Trustradius. Yet, this data is from 2017 which may indicate a decline in GeoSurf’s popularity. 3 4

Features of Geosurf proxy network 

Some of the features offered by GeoSurf include:

  • Large Proxy Network: GeoSurf provides access to a pool of over 3 million proxy IP addresses from 120+ locations around the world. This allows users to choose from a wide range of geographic locations to meet their specific needs.
  • DataCenter abd residential proxy network : GeoSurf offers two proxy types, residential and datacenter proxies. Residential proxies are associated with real residential devices and based on a P2P Network, while datacenter proxies use IP addresses associated with data center servers. This versatility caters to different use cases.
  • City-level Targeting: GeoSurf allows users to target specific cities for their proxy IP addresses.  The proxy provider supports 1700 cities. 
  • Browser extension: GeoSurf offers a browser extension (Chrome & Firefox) that simplifies the process of configuring and using proxies within web browsers. This is convenient for individual users.
  • Mobile VPN: GeoSurf’s Mobile VPN is built on various protocols, including OpenVPN and PPTP, to ensure compatibility with both iOS and Android platforms.
  • Static and rotating IP sessions: Allows users to maintain the same residential IP for a duration of time(1,10 or 30 minutes). You can rotate the IP address for each connection request to the target website. 
  • HTTP(S) protocol support: Supports HTTP and HTTPS protocol.
  • Customer support: Offers various channels including phone support and ticket support.
  • Username:Password authentication: Users can authenticate themselves to the GeoSurf proxy servers by providing a username and password, which they receive from the service when they sign up.

Geosurf’s pros & cons

Pros:

Figure 1: GeoSurf reviews on Trustradius 5
  • Easy to use: GeoSurf users find the interface simple and easy to use (See Figure 1). 
  • Quick connection: Reviewers highlight the ease of connection and switching between proxies (See Figure 1).

Cons:

Figure 2: GeoSurf reviews on Trustradius 6
  • IP address issues: Some users mention the lack of quality control for IP addresses that provided blacklisted IP addresses that users could not leverage (See Figure 2). 
  • Limitations with organization size: Some users criticize GeoSurf’s price plan for not considering small and independent businesses (See Figure 3). 
Figure 3: GeoSurf reviews on Trustradius 7

Pricing details:

  • Free trial is not available but offers a free demo
  • Pricing plans starting at $300 for 25GB, changing based on traffic
  • SMB plan includes pay as you go

Top 4 alternatives of GeoSurf

In this section, we will cover Bright Data, Smartproxy, Oxylabs, and IPRoyal as the major GeoSurf alternatives in this field. The table below shows vendor features for Geosurf and its top 4 alternatives listed based on number of B2B reviews except for sponsors.

VendorsResidential proxiesMobile proxiesDatacenter proxiesISP proxies
Smartproxy
Bright Data
Geosurf
Oxylabs
IPRoyal

Bright Data

Bright Data offers a range of services, including proxy networks, web scrapers, web scraping APIs, and ready-to-use datasets. Users find it easy to use, and it’s known for its large proxy pool, outperforming similar tools like Smartproxy and Oxylabs in terms of speed and ease of use.

Key Features:

  • Provides a range of proxy options, including residential, data center, and mobile proxies.
  • Delivers static and rotating proxies
  • Has a large IP pool, 
  • Offers city, ASN and zip code level targeting
  • Supports HTTP(S) and SOCKS5 protocols
  • Provides JavaScript rendering capabilities
  • Scheduled extraction
  • Cloud-based scraping service

Pricing details:

  • Offers a free trial and pay as you go option

Smartproxy

Smartproxy is a web data collection platform  that provides premium proxies and web scraping services, catering to various user needs. Their proxy network includes over 65 million proxy IPs, comprising residential, mobile, ISP, and shared or dedicated datacenter proxies. Smartproxy also offers Scraping APIs for different data collection purposes.

Key Features:

  • Wide range of web scraping solutions including no-code scrapers, scraping APIs, and proxy servers
  • Targeting cities and states for data scraping
  • Automatic proxy rotation and sticky sessions
  • Maintaining the same IP address for up to 30 minutes
  • Datacenter proxies developed by data centers in the United States and Europe
  • Support HTTP(S) and SOCKS5 protocols. 

Pricing details:

  • Offers a 14-day money-back option
  • Provides pay-as-you-go and monthly subscription plans
  • Offers free trial to companies that sign up. 
The visual compares prices for GeoSurf alternatives.
Figure 4: GeoSurf alternatives price comparison

Oxylabs

Oxylabs is a top-notch proxy service provider that offers customers a variety of proxy servers and web scraping APIs for different purposes. Their proxy network is extensive, encompassing residential, SOCKS5, datacenter, ISP, and mobile servers.

Key Features:

  • Automatic rotation of residential IPs, with the option to assign a new IP address after a standard session time (ranging from 10 minutes to up to 60 seconds).
  • Supports HTTP, HTTPS, and SOCKS5 protocols.
  • Allows users to whitelist IP addresses for accessing the proxy pool.
  • Offers the flexibility to extend the session time, with the upper limit being 30 minutes.
  • Capable of collecting big data from both static and dynamic websites.
  • Provides dedicated web scraper APIs.
  • Delivers shared and dedicated datacenter proxies on cloud data center servers

Pricing details:

  • They offer a 7-day free trial.
  • Oxylabs provides pay-as-you-go and subscription options, but only the subscription plans are refundable.

IProyal

IPRoyal is a proxy service provider that caters to both individuals and businesses. They offer a range of proxy servers, including residential, sneaker, mobile, and datacenter servers. One of their standout features is competitive pricing, which can be a significant advantage for users on a low budget.

However, it’s worth noting that IPRoyal has a smaller pool of IP addresses, totaling 8 million. This is smaller compared to competitors like Bright Data and Oxylabs. If your activities require frequent IP changes, this limited pool might pose a challenge. For smaller-scale tasks like moderate data scraping, IPRoyal’s services can be quite satisfactory.

Key Features:

  • Offers both rotating and static IP addresses.
  • Static residential, datacenter, mobile, and sneaker proxies are private, but IPRoyal’s residential proxies are shared.
  • Supports authentication via username/password and IP whitelisting methods.
  • Supports both HTTP and SOCKS5 protocols.
  • Residential proxies provide city and region-level targeting.

Pricing details:

  • IPRoyal offers a free trial for companies. However, for individuals, there isn’t a free trial available. But you can test their static residential, sneaker, and mobile proxies with one-day plans.
  • Their pricing model is based on subscriptions.

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Hazal Şimşek
Hazal is an industry analyst in AIMultiple. She is experienced in market research, quantitative research and data analytics. She received her master’s degree in Social Sciences from the University of Carlos III of Madrid and her bachelor’s degree in International Relations from Bilkent University.

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