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Could my ISP have blocked Scrapebox?

Discussion in 'Making Money' started by maineyak, Aug 19, 2011.

  1. maineyak

    maineyak Power Member

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    I really need your help guys. For the past week or so, it seems like maybe my ISP has somehow blocked SB. My success rate posting to blogs is 0. I've tried using new comments, new proxies, nothing works. I've always used public proxies from a source I found, and have NEVER had problems, even though they're public. I could always scrape 1000, and end up with between 30-50 that passed the google test. Now I'm only receiving like 5-10 that pass google. I've tried other proxies from other sources, still the same thing. I transferred my SB license to my other computer thinking maybe that would help, and it didn't. I have all green when I use the server access test, but it just seems like nothing all of a sudden is working on SB for me. I've googled like a Mo Fo the last few days for a solution, and also on here, but can't find anything. Is it possible my ISP has done something? It seems like tweet whistle isn't working the same for me either. I don't know if I should contact my ISP, and if I do, what I should be asking, or saying? This is really F@cking up my business, and don't know what to do. I sure could use some input on this. Thanks.
     
  2. The Volatile

    The Volatile Junior Member

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    It has been getting hard and harder to find google passed proxies. I finally broke down and bought some 'private' public proxies for scraping (which works great) and of course only post on full 'private' proxies. Sounds like your source has been burned. Find a new source.
     
  3. Checkmate

    Checkmate Elite Member

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    I suggest a VPS, if you ask them you are just going to have to lie saying it's a program you don't know about since I'm sure they aren't going to like all that blog spam going out.
     
  4. maineyak

    maineyak Power Member

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    It's NOT the proxies, I've tried other proxies, and tried WITHOUT proxies, it's like something is being blocked all together. I was thinking I should say to my ISP I'm a webmaster and am all of a sudden having problems with connections in ftp, and also my mail program is not working, a mailer I use for my SUBSCRIBED members. I know nothing about networks, could it be a port problem or something?
     
  5. nadroj

    nadroj Newbie

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    What port does SB use? You can test the port to see if it's open. Search for open port check tool.
     
  6. mijamoto

    mijamoto Junior Member

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    Any antivirus/firewall blocking it?

    And as many others suggested. Get a vps. You won't regret it ;)
     
  7. rody00

    rody00 Regular Member

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    get a vps and be glad they didn't cut off your internet
     
  8. maineyak

    maineyak Power Member

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    actually I have a vps with Godaddy, would that work? Is there a tut on how to use a vps with SB?
     
  9. Checkmate

    Checkmate Elite Member

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    You just need a VPS with remote desktop access that runs on Windows of course then transfer the license to your new machine.

    http://www.scrapebox.com/scrapebox-license-transfer
     
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  10. InternetExploits

    InternetExploits Newbie

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    I would doubt they managed to block the program. If you use it without a proxy i would imagine the traffic comes out over port 80, the web port. Your mailer being blocked would likely be your ISP. Most residential ISPs here in the USA block port 25 thus stopping spam from being sent from your connection. On your mailer program, do you use a SMTP relay? if so see if you can bounce email off port 587 instead.

    The program failing is a odd one though, other than clear your browsers cookies/cache and hope for improvement. Or check your local firewall, maybe your windows firewall picked up an update and enabled itself.