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90 minutes to test 4900 proxies in SB & its not even done yet? :(

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by ichiban, Jun 28, 2011.

  1. ichiban

    ichiban Junior Member

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    just got scrapebox & I am watching all the tuts to get familiar with it

    harvested 4900 public proxies

    we are officially 101 minutes into the process.

    as of this very moment its 85% complete

    only 128 good proxies

    & I am getting a shit ton of 404 error connection timed out messages even though my timeout setting is 45s.


    I followed GoldenGlovez' [HowTo] Optimize your network for Scrapebox thread to the tee. Dont know what the hell is going on here!

    So god damn slooooow! Its like watching paint dry!!!!!
     
  2. Zenka

    Zenka Regular Member

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    Just buy private proxies and you'll save a lot of time and nerves ;)
     
  3. dragonrage01

    dragonrage01 Power Member

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    been like for months now. Not a lot of good public proxies. Google is getting smart and banning public proxies. You have to get proxies on a daily basis if you want to scrape for websites.
     
  4. Eythil

    Eythil Newbie

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    Yes, definitely invest in private proxies. You only need to start with about ten!

    Also, when Scrapebox finished testing the 4900 proxies, the ones that were successful probably became obsolete by the time the test was done.
     
  5. ichiban

    ichiban Junior Member

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    Wow! so your saying that this is normal protocol?

    Is it still going to take this long even if i get some public proxy list from those underground forums & websites that update everyday?
     
  6. seo jack

    seo jack Junior Member

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    Just spend $20 a month on some private proxies. There are a few out there that allow you to use with scrapebox
     
  7. ichiban

    ichiban Junior Member

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    definitely....but i thought that we should still use public proxies for "heavy lifting" like scraping URLs then use private proxies exclusively for posting comments?
     
  8. dragonrage01

    dragonrage01 Power Member

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    it depends on how you use scrapebox.
     
  9. xPWN1t

    xPWN1t Regular Member

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    The beauty of using private proxies :D. Come on, you can get 20 for $18 at SquidProxies if you use the code bhwonly and then do a review on them and link the support to it.
     
  10. ichiban

    ichiban Junior Member

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    I have no problem investing in fast private proxies!

    I'm a scrapebox newbie so here goes my stupid question. Is it recommended to use private proxies to scape URLs? & then turn right around and post comments to those URLs with the same private proxies? wont that burn through your private proxies quick, fast & in a hurry?!

    I saw on a tuturial that you should burn through the public proxies for "heavy lifting" like scrapeing URLs and the private proxies for commenting?

    Can someone clarify this for me
     
  11. xPWN1t

    xPWN1t Regular Member

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    Yeah they will get banned from Google which is lifted after a few hours. But chances are most of them won't depending on how much scraping you actually do, I've used my private proxies for harvesting some 500k URLs and only gotten 2 temp banned.
     
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  12. Eythil

    Eythil Newbie

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    I think it's better just to uncheck Google entirely, which is a surefire way of not getting banned! Though, instead of harvesting, I'd rather just check the backlinks of several sites and get links that way. And if you do start using the backlink checker addon, make sure you set your connections (it's on the tool) to half of how many private proxies you have. 10 Private Proxies = 5 Connections. This prevents getting the proxies blocked.

    Also the link checker and blog analyzer, you don't have to use any proxies.
    You'll learn along the way. :)
     
  13. balsagoth007

    balsagoth007 Elite Member

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    I think you have to use 5 connections per proxy, so if you use 10 private proxies you have to set the connections to 50, this is what i have learned from CrazyFix who is a scrapebox master.
     
  14. Eythil

    Eythil Newbie

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    Well I know you have to use about half for the backlink checker, unless you like seeing 999 Errors. ;)

    But with Harvesting and Posting, that sounds good.
     
  15. minimo88

    minimo88 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Download Elite proxy switcher (its free)

    It checks proxies much faster than scrapebox but use scrapebox to harvest the proxies

    One bad thing about EPS is that it doesn't pickup COdeen proxies (It can but thats full version and also they are a pain in the ass to deal with)

    so after you have harvested your list and imported it into EPS and check the proxies twice (deleting proxies that don't work each time) import them back into scrapebox and check them once - this will get rid of CoDeen proxies

    It takes around 5 minutes to check upto 1k-3k proxies (depending on your internet connection speed)
     
  16. thisisacoolname

    thisisacoolname Junior Member

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    public proxies are hard to deal with these days, unlike last year, i can get 40 out of 400 proxies from proxy harvester :(
     
  17. markhds

    markhds Newbie

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    you can buy about 3000 proxies with only $50, will save your time
     
  18. Chrisss

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    I do understand that you prefer free proxies, because free things are nice. But do yourself a favor and buy some private ones. Will save you a lot of time and increase your success rate.

    Where? :)
     
  19. TheMatrix

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    1. Find your own custom proxy sources
    2. Change timeout to 20-30 secs
    3. Pull the connections slider all over to the right

    This should give a little boost to the speed.
     
  20. Drink More Tea

    Drink More Tea Regular Member

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    For scraping, I use free proxies, as I only need them to scrape up maybe about 50K link drop locations. For posting, I wouldn't bother, I have a dynamic IP, and my ISP doesn't give a shit.