If you've ever spent time looking for an elite proxy list then you know how hard it can be. If you've tried to find working lists before then I am sure you know how hard it ends up being. What can you do to make finding working proxies easier? Well, with these two tips you'll make finding proxies much easier. One is completely and utterly free and the other, while not free like the first, will more than make up for the small price thanks to the time it can save you. It's up to you if you want to go the path of free or paid proxy hunting.
High anonymous proxy server lists can be found for free but you need to spend a fair bit of time searching. Make sure you always check the time stamp on any proxy server list to see when it was posted. When were the proxies shared? It is not uncommon for the majority of proxy server lists to be several days old. You'll waste most of your time with lists like this. An anonymous proxy list older than one day will most likely not work. Why? That is how quickly a free proxy dies thanks to be used by too many people. Free lists are typically only good for just one day. If you try to use lists like this then you'll end up just wasting your time.
The other option to finding elite proxy lists is to actually pay for them. Use your time more effectively by paying others to build proxy lists and you focus on business matters that actually make a difference. What's the going rate for a list like this? Prices will vary depend and one thing which matters the most is how often and how many proxy servers you want on the lists. These lists are typically sorted by speed, country and level of anonymity. You can't beat the level of reliability you get form paid lists.
Getting your hands on lists of working proxies can be frustrating. If you do go the path of free list hunting, then it would be in your best interest to use the tips above and avoid lists older than a day. However, if you can afford it, you would be much better off to pay others for working lists. You'll quickly see how much better it is to pay for lists of proxies than look for free ones.