Reddit is a social platform that works both as a news site and as a forum. It’s the 19th most popular website in the world and it’s huge user base ensures that there’s always a community, also known as a subreddit, for everything. Reddit accounts are free, and it’s users can post anything that is related to their respective communities. What makes Reddit different from other social media sites is that people can “upvote” anything they like and also “downvote” anything they dislike.
Reddit’s popularity makes it a bountiful source of traffic for marketers where they can increase engagement for their products or simply gather relevant data on their target audience. Manually doing so would be inefficient, which results in them using reddit bots for automation to quickly get what they want. A problem is that doing so can easily get them flagged and banned by Reddit and the best way to prevent this from happening would be using Reddit proxies.
Reddit proxies work by acting as an intermediary between your personal IP address and Reddit. Reddit can only see the IP address of the reddit proxy which also increases your own security and privacy. Through Reddit proxies, marketers or web scrapers can easily use bots for Reddit and avoid any bans that normally come their way. If your IP address has been banned by a particular subreddit, you can also use proxies to get around this but a VPN may be better for such a case.
The best Reddit proxies would be residential proxies. Residential proxies for Reddit would ensure that you would never get flagged and banned whenever you’re scraping or doing anything with bots. Residential proxies use millions of real IP addresses from actual people located in various different countries making your bots appear as actual people to Reddit. You can also use datacenter proxies because Reddit isn’t as strict towards bots compared to the other social media platforms.
Let’s get started with it.
Note: Make sure that the web browser you’re using for Reddit is automatically copying your system’s proxy settings. It’s recommended to use Google Chrome because it automatically does this.