This is a sponsored review. GeoSurf is one of those products that promises to do something and then does it so well that it surprises you. Fast, reliably and easy – and I wish I’d never worked without it. As I live and work in the Netherlands but have a fair bit of US clients, I need to check SERPs in the US quite often. In fact, having a couple of clients in the local legal space in the US, I often need to know specific rankings for specific area’s in the US. Up until now I was using a combination of proxies from friends and some weird hacks to try and get the best results. Well, not anymore.
GeoSurf is basically a provider of proxy servers. What’s cool about that? Well if you have say a proxy server in San Francisco, CA, USA, I could use that proxy to check the local rankings for a term there, or see how a certain site geo-targets to that area. The issue with most of the proxy servers out there is that it’s darn hard to get a reliable proxy server in one place, let alone a reliable proxy server in 80 countries and in 20 of the US’ most important designated market area’s (DMA’s).
GeoSurf has various features, but in its most simple form, it acts as a toolbar for Firefox and Internet Explorer. I’m too lazy to demo it myself, mostly because there’s a pretty good video from them already that I’ll embed below, but let me just say that I was absolutely astonished by both the ease of use and the speed of the proxies.
If you’re on an enterprise plan, you can also use GeoSurf to connect through a VPN, a very useful service if you need to evaluate other stuff like ads inside messenger, application behavior etc. Though I wish they had an extension for Chrome as well, they currently don’t, that wouldn’t prevent me from using it.
The verdict about GeoSurf
If you ask me “buy or don’t buy?”, knowing that you have a need for a service like this, I’d say buy, immediately. I can honestly say that I’ll probably keep using GeoSurf, if you’re managing international search, ad or affiliate campaigns, you would probably love this service / tool too.