What is a Twitter Proxy and How to Get Twitter Unblocked

Although using Twitter is free and can be used in most of the World, it is blocked in some countries. Twitter also allows only one account per user. A Twitter proxy is able to overcome both these limitations.

Having more than 336 million users active monthly, Twitter is a very popular social media platforms. Although it is often used for personal reasons, many businesses use it as a marketing tool and communication with followers and fans. Twitter proxies are extremely useful for those involved in online marketing.

Why do you need a Twitter proxy?

There are a number of reasons why Twitter access may be blocked:

  • Government censorship – Many governments, especially in the Middle East and Asia, control online information to their citizens. It is often done to prevent people from discussing and expressing their opinions, especially on political issues. North Korea, Iran, and China are amongst the many countries that force ISP (Internet Service Providers) to block access to Twitter (as well as Facebook – read about Facebook proxies here).
  • Companies and schools – Both companies and schools often block access to social media sites, including Twitter, on their internal networks. The main reasons cited is a reduction in productivity and an increase in the likelihood of cyberbullying and distraction. By using proxies you may get Twitter unblocked.
  • Individuals – Twitter allows only one account to be created per person. If they detect more than one account being created by the same IP address, this is viewed as fake accounts, which is Twitter’s terms of use. The result of this is that the IP gets blocked.

To really get the most out of the massive marketing opportunities that Twitter presents, more than one account is often required by companies. To achieve this, however, a Twitter proxy has to be used as this will allow you to create as many accounts as you want. A different dedicated proxy is typically used for each account to achieve this.

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How does a Twitter proxy work?

A Twitter proxy server works as an intermediary between you and the Twitter servers. The proxy server is used to connect to the Twitter indirectly, and to mask identifying information including your IP address. It allows you to bypass governmental blocks or to create multiple accounts by hiding your IP address.

Diagram showing how a Twitter proxy can bypass firewall restrictions.
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How to choose a Twitter proxy

To be able to access Twitter from anywhere in the world without any problems through a Twitter proxy, the proxy has to be secure, fast and reliable. It does, however, mean that public proxies won’t be much good, and using a private proxy is a much better solution. Also, shared premium proxies may get your account banned as you may share the proxy with other Twitter users.

Additionally, you may consider private proxies with residential IPs (aka residential proxies) that are even more less probable to be banned. However, residential proxies are more expensive than dedicated proxies with data center IPs.

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Where to find proxies for Twitter?

Most of the time dedicated (private) proxies are good enough as Twitter proxies. Open proxies that you may find on on public proxy lists are simply not suitable for accessing Twitter in privacy and security.

My recommendation is to subscribe for private proxies provided by premium proxy services. Such proxy providers offer tested proxies that you can use with Twitter (similarly to Ticketing proxiesPokemonGo proxies, Facebook proxiesSneaker proxies or Instagram proxies). Some of them (like Storm Proxies) expose Twitter optimized proxies packages that you may also use with the Twitter API or with Twitter bots like TweetAttacksPro or FollowLiker.

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How to get most out of your Twitter proxies

Once you have purchased a good private Twitter proxy, there are a number of things you should do to get the most out of your proxies, especially if you plan on using Twitter for marketing.

  • Use Multiple Accounts – When you use more than one Twitter account, you can use each one to serve a different purpose and to address their own niche. This will multiply your marketing efforts.
  • Landing Pages – Use a separate landing page for each account, preferably on different websites. The pages can be simple but should employ lead capture mechanisms like forms. Add the URL of the landing page to the account.
  • Automation Tools – Twitter automation tools make it easy to manage multiple accounts and can take care of many mundane tasks like following, unfollowing, tweeting, retweeting, replying and setting favorites.
  • Influencers – Rather than trying to find the best people in your niche to follow, try finding your niche’s influencers and then find out who is following them, and then follow those. If they don’t follow you back in two days, unfollow them. Do, however, make sure that you follow different people with each account.
  • Split Testing – Using multiple Twitter accounts via Twitter proxies will allow you to do split testing by testing different aspects of a campaign. Test a specific characteristic of a campaign across all accounts and check which one performs the best. Things that can be tested with split testing includes keywords, number, and timing of tweets. There are however many more things that can be tested.
  • Targeted Marketing – Once you have completed the steps outlined above, you should have a good idea of what works and what doesn’t. The next step is to use each account for specific targets. Companies normally use one account as an overall representation of your business and let the other accounts represent specific facets of the business.

The list presented above will allow you to build a powerful Twitter presence. There are however many other things that could be done to maximize the potential of Twitter. These include:

  • Don’t promote yourself but focus on adding value.
  • Run competitions.
  • Use Twitter Polls.
  • Engage with users – many millennials use Twitter and they value engagement above all else. Don’t just tweet, but respond, retweet and mention people. You also need to join in conversations.
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Conclusion

Twitter is not available in some countries in the world and is also often blocked at schools and companies. In addition, Twitter allows only one account per user.

To overcome these challenges, Twitter proxies can be used. They should be secure, fast and reliable, meaning that private proxies should be used rather than public ones.

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