cutting my expenses

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO Tools' started by utuxia, Aug 9, 2012.

  1. utuxia

    utuxia BANNED BANNED

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    Why are my two largest expenses per month proxies and vps...do proxies really warrant the same price as a vps? Why are they so expensive when all it does is forward an http request and return the response. Not like a full blown operating system or anything.

    I found 100 private shared proxies for $35/month...before that I was paying $24/month for 30.

    My vps is $28/month for 2gb unmetered.

    I pay around $10/month in captcha solving. I've started to use CaptchaSniper a lot more.

    For hosting I pay about $200/year for fast, reliable shared cloud hosting. ~ $17/month
    Plus about $9/year in domains...at around 50 domains. ~ $37/month

    That's a total monthly cost of about $100/month.

    Now I bring about $90/month on paid directory listings
    And about $20/month on adsense.

    That's a profit of $10/month.
     
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    So when a CPA looks at the revenue - he says time to change to something more profitable
     
  3. utuxia

    utuxia BANNED BANNED

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    i've only been doing this about 2 months...I'm still giving it a bit more time before I start something else.
     
  4. christoss1959

    christoss1959 Senior Member

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    Shared proxies are not going to be as good as private proxies (more likely to get banned). If you doing backlinking a lot of your backlinks will get rejected (or removed) with poor quality proxies (since the IP may get blacklisted). On the other hand if you get a lot more proxies you can afford to get backlinks rejected (removed backlinks are worst in my opinion than rejected) so basically you choose.
     
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  5. bulent

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    200 for hosting is kinda high
     
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    Yeah. $200 is on the high side.
     
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  7. utuxia

    utuxia BANNED BANNED

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    Is there a tool online that I can use to see if my proxies are on blacklists or not?

    ...and I know $200 is high for hosting, but it's better quality than the usual shared hosting you get so I'm ok with it.
     
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    You get a dedicated ip right?

     
  9. utuxia

    utuxia BANNED BANNED

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    I'm using a list of 100 proxies. I just want to check them against blacklist.

    If you're asking about my hosting, no it is shared cloud hosting w/ media temple.