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The internet has been there for quite a while now and its hard to talk about it without really touching on how it opened lots of opportunities for us, online entrepreneurs. Its amazing to imagine that by having an internet business, we’re not really limiting ourselves to a specific demographic but rather catering to a global one. Also, it allows us to just stay and work where we want to and not really move on to different places.
Geosurf came up to me and asked me I could test out their service and write this review. For those who don’t know, Geosurf is a service that allows you to browse the internet with different locations. Basically you will have to download and install their toolbar before you can do those things.
Now bare in mind that prior to Geosurf, there are different ways to browse the internet using a different geographical location. One of them is using those third-party websites that allow you to do it. The downside of using that is its annoying with popups and different bunch of ads. To add, those sites usually have security issues and are long believed to be unreliable. But that’s what many people are still using right now.
The other one that I used is the Tor Project (used to be tor.eff.org). Its a free and awesome solution back then but for some reason the service started crapping out and basically lots of people shied away from using it anymore.
You might be asking where can you use it? Surfing in different locations has a lot of uses but for me personally I can use it when doing affiliate marketing and internet business.
Some of you may know me as a hardcore affiliate marketer back in the day and the problem usually is that when you’re promoting a certain product, you cannot really see how it looks and who your competitors are. You wouldn’t be able to see other things as well such as your position in an ad, how your ad looks like in different places and things like that. I would normally use a proxy to get to do that but its very very annoying to do so because of a).advertisements b).slow and unreliable connection. I know some people are using proxies differently but in an internet business that is how its mostly used.
This is where Geosurf comes in
What Made GeoSurf Different?
Update: What you are about to read below is a review of GeoSurf 3.0. GeoSurf came up to me about their new version 4.0 which is a huge upgrade over the previous version.
In their latest version, GeoSurf is no longer just a proxy toolbar since it allows you to explore the entire ‘ecosystem’ of display advertising on different sites in various locations. GeoSurf believes this new features puts their product far above the competition.
Geosurf is different because its in form of a toolbar. Basically what you do is download their plugin and install it in your browser. Another difference is that it has a sleek interface and is very easy to use and understand (especially with the 3.0 version). Here’s a video to know more about them:
As if its still not enough, they also have other features such as an Android and iPhone app, mobile simulator and the Geosurf Direct Connect API which I know is going to be very useful for more techy users.
Plans and Pricing
Geosurf starts at $29/month while the high end price for advanced users is $89/month. They also offer an enterprise plan for Geosurf although the price obviously depends on how large the company is.
My overall experience with Geosurf is good since I was able to use it without having any problems at all. Speed is there (although it varies depending on the country) and you would really enjoy surfing on a different location minus all these popups and annoying advertisements. You can even surf on a per city basis (for US locations) although I haven’t thoroughly tested it.
The only thing that might get you a bit confused is it logs you out on a site where you are normally logged in (i.e. Facebook, Twitter, etc.) which is very understandable since you’re changing locations and IP’s. If you don’t want being logged out, I suggest that you install it in a different browser. In my case, I installed in IE since I don’t use IE when doing my normal social media stuff.
Price-wise is it worth it? I think so. Besides they have a free trial that you can test out so you can see if Geosurf suits you (w/c I would be surprised if it doesn’t). Probably normal surfers wanting to surf the internet in a different location wouldn’t be able to afford it but other than the normal ones, I think its very very reasonably priced.
I believe Geosurf can become revolutionary if they can be able to maintain it affordable while offer good support to its users. Add the fact that there aren’t very many tools like what they have there and I’m pretty sure its going to compete really well with the other tools in the same space.
How about you? What’s your experience with Geosurf? If you haven’t tried it yet, you can start your free 5 day trial now and see how it goes.