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Infatica is a proxy provider that offers 3 types of proxies:
- Residential proxies,
- Mobile proxies,
- Datacenter proxies.
Due to their nature, they’re usually utilized by companies rather than individuals. Although our clients’ products come in all shapes and sizes, they’re all reliant on data — and their success often depends on being able to acquire it. As gathering massive volumes of data can be troublesome (due to website restrictions or IP blocks), we aim to make this process easier and safer with the help of our proxy servers. Here’s a visual explanation of how a proxy server works:
In our blog, we’re usually covering — you guessed it — proxies. Writing about this technology can be done in various forms and formats. Please note that our content is primarily focused on intermediate and advanced proxy users. If you have a beginner-friendly article in mind, make sure to explain why it would be a good fit for our blog.
- Showcasing how businesses can leverage proxies to gain a competitive advantage
Case Study: How to Use Residential Proxies To Boost Your Website’s SEO).
- Practical how-tos and guides
Scraping the Web With 100% Success Rateor
Using Browsers as a Service for Web Data Gathering).
- Providing general knowledge about proxies
What are Residential Proxies and Why Do You Need Them?or
Static Proxies: What Are Those, and When Do You Need Them?).
- Sharing technical knowledge related to proxies.This category includes a wide range of topics (check the Towards Data Science blog out to get a feel for the topics that we’re interested in):
- Data (and, by extension, data science),
- Networking (proxy servers in particular),
- Web scraping, etc.
First, you should come up with a list of topics — we’ll review them and share our feedback (check our blog out to ensure that your post ideas don’t overlap with ours). Then, we’ll pick 1-2 of your ideas and ask you to write the article(s).
To add maximum value to our readers, we publish long-form articles that provide sufficient insight and practical knowledge. The optimal article length, therefore, is around 1500 words, with 1000 words being the bare minimum and 3000 words as the upper limit.
It’s always a good idea to send us a rough draft/outline of your article, showcasing its main ideas, points, and arguments. The more complete your submission is, the better feedback we can give you. Keep in mind that we only accept original content — we do not publish anything that’s been published elsewhere (including on your blog).
Finally, upload your finished article to Google Docs — we’ll spend a few days reviewing it, adding comments and suggestions (remember to grant us editing permissions!).
You should strive for the maximum uniqueness of your article — we normally require 90%. When quoting, make sure to provide the source — text uniqueness won’t be decreased this way.
Below are a few articles that explore their respective topics in an excellent manner:
- Standards for Writing Accessibly
- How to Create an SSO Button – A Flask Login Tutorial
- Introduction to WebAssembly: The Magic of Native Code in Web Apps
(Possible) Article Corrections
In some cases, our technical specialists may disagree with you on the point(s) you lay out in your article. In this scenario, you’re welcome to provide counterarguments (in the form of blog posts, technical manuals, books, or your own personal experience) to defend your point. In other cases, they may require you to redo some of the portions of your text to eliminate factual mistakes (e.g. a sentence like
There are no downsides to using free proxy servers! is factually incorrect).
Articles That We Enjoy
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You may also link to other websites when needed (e.g. to provide a source or a reference).
Creating Great Content
great can be defined in various ways. For the purposes of this guideline, however, we can define
able to rank high on search engines by providing useful content. Although there is no recipe for crafting
killer articles, our experience tells us that the features below certainly help.
Get the definition right
At the start of your article, it’s helpful to define the subject — this allows you to explore your topic in greater detail. You can begin with quoting a reliable source’s definition:
A data scientist is a person employed to analyse and interpret complex digital data, such as the usage statistics of a website, especially in order to assist a business in its decision-making, as the Oxford Dictionary puts it.
Most importantly, you can re-define the subject if you want to explore it in a different way. Here’s a framework you can use:
The term X is usually defined as […]. In this article, however, we’ll use a more practical approach towards X, so we’d say that X actually means […].
Provide learning opportunities
Upon finishing the article, the reader should have new opportunities to learn something new. For example, If you’re writing a how-to about web scraping with Python, provide just a few links to books, courses, and other learning resources relevant to your topic. Here’s a snippet that we included in our recent article:
How can you acquire this skill? Together with hands-on experience, books like Fluent Python and High Performance Python can help you obtain a better understanding of Python. The trick, of course, is combining reading and implementing what you’ve read.
This doesn’t imply elaborate infographics and data visualizations, so you don’t have to be a professional designer. Rather, visual storytelling includes any non-textual content that helps to get your point across:
- Social media embeddings (YouTube videos, posts from Twitter),
- And more.
In short, anything that prevents your article from being just walls and walls of text. Here are some great examples:
Data science is different nowby Vicki Boykis.
Learn git concepts, not commandsby Nico Riedmann.
The Complete Guide to Cross-cultural Designby Jônatas Vieira