GeoSurf is a web browsing application that lets users explore the internet as if they were a local user in different geographic regions. Businesses and professionals can discover how consumers in a specific community experience content and ads. The application current provides more than 110 global proxy locations that are ideal for online media professionals such as campaign managers, sales personnel and advertisers. Users can also surf using mobile devices or the Playstation 3 gaming console. The GeoSurf team also offers to add sites for online media buying analysis and insights. The service is very flexible and can be utilized as a toolbar, VPN connection or through the Direct Connect API. Data is kept secure so the user can research campaigns without leaking vital details to competitors.Show more screenshots »
GeoSurf was founded in April of 2009. The application has proven to be very appealing to anyone who advertises in different parts of the world. Reviewers and users loved the convenience of being able to view an ad as it appears in different countries or regions. This allows the user to make necessary adjustments to the presentation of their ad to maximize its earning potential. The application continues to impress as it helps users increase the value of their ad campaigns.
The reach of GeoSurf is one of its strongest features. The application covers a lot of virtual and geographical ground. Users can choose from over 110 global proxy locations, including numerous regions within North, South and Central America, Europe, Australia, Asia and Africa. Approximately 30 United States designated market areas (DMAs) are also available and include populated regions such as Tampa, Portland, Denver, New York, San Diego, New Orleans, Atlanta, Boston, Sacramento, Washington, D.C. and Raleigh.
GeoSurf offers a clean, professional interface that helps guide the user as they learn the application. The layout is organized and includes familiar screenshots to help the user determine which tools they should install. There are numerous options, so newcomers should plan to spend a few minutes browsing their account before implementing the service. That being said, each tool is relatively easy to find and use so the experience remains as stress-free as possible.
New users can try GeoSurf by clicking the green “See Plans and Pricing” button along the left side of the homepage. The user must select their preferred plan using the radio button then click the gold “Start Now” button found below. The next page asks for a name, work email address, optional company name, phone number and password. Each plan includes a five day free trial however the last step asks for the user’s credit card information. The site states that this is necessary to authenticate the user’s identity.
GeoSurf offers three subscription options plus a customizable Enterprise plan. The Gold plan costs $89 per month and includes access to the toolbar, five premium proxy locations, 500 MBs of storage space and access for one user. The Platinum plan costs $139 per month and includes up to nine premium proxy locations, 700 MBs of storage space and access or two users. The Diamond plan costs $199 per month and includes up to 12 premium proxy locations and 1 GB of storage space. Users interested in something larger should contact the GeoSurf team for a quote on an Enterprise plan.
GeoSurf has a lot of potential for anyone who handles advertising. Social media buyers, advertisers, campaign managers and other similar professionals can gather a wealth of information by seeing their ads exactly as local internet users can see them. The service provides many location options and excellent analytical tools that can help users increase ad earning potential. The price is a little steep for small businesses and startups. Those on a tight budget may want to try other avenues to grow revenue until they can comfortably fit GeoSurf into their marketing arsenal.