When RankTank tried Crawlera, they immediately felt a positive difference in terms of speed and success rate. Based on RankTank’s experience, Crawlera is the proxy solution that provides the fastest response times in the market. Before using Crawlera, RankTank’s average response time was 30-60 seconds. With Crawlera it’s 1-5 seconds. Crawlera is not aimed at real-time usage, but for RankTank it still works well and outperforms other proxy services. RankTank also experienced many banned and failed requests. With previous providers, they had a 5-10% failure rate. With Crawlera their success rate is 99.8%.
For RankTank, ensuring a high success rate was also important because they make the requests using a serverless environment. Meaning, the more requests they needed to retry, the more hardware resources they consumed. With Crawlera, their success rate is super high so they don’t have to make unnecessary requests and waste CPU/memory usage.