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Proxies are fundamental to any developer's programming arsenal. They're a way to access data and information that would otherwise be blocked or unavailable. Even though they can be hard to set up, they're a necessary component to web scraping success. Many problems can be avoided or remedied by understanding proper proxy usage. This is why it's important to learn what to look for and what to avoid when choosing a proxy service. Here are some of the most common issues that come with choosing a particular proxy service, and the ways in which each problem can be avoided.

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Web scraping can be difficult because many websites attempt to block developers from scraping their sites. They do this by detecting IP addresses, inspecting HTTP request headers, using CAPTCHA, inspecting Javascript code and more. In response to these blocks, web scrapers can be made extremely hard to detect. This is because many of the same techniques that developers use to avoid these blocks are also used by them on the site they want to scrape. Here are some tips for making scraping a website easy: