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Do I need private proxies for scraping with Scrapebox?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by raiju, Feb 24, 2016.

  1. raiju

    raiju Junior Member

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    I'm about to buy scrapebox but I just had a quick question that I've seen many different opinions on.
    Do I need private proxies to scrape with Scrapebox to find web 2.0s or can i use public? I've searched all over but i haven't found a clear answer on this. I've seen people mention that you need private proxies to post but not to scrape because if you use them to scrape they will be temporary banned? So if i only want to scrape so that I can find web 2.0's i should use public?
    Thanks in advanced.
     
  2. charliebrooker

    charliebrooker Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    I just use private internet access VPN account for it now as I don't scrape that much. PIA costs a small annual fee and you can just swap proxies and scrape fine.
     
  3. loopline

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    You can use either. You will only get your private proxies banned if you go too fast, so just don't go too fast.

    You can use public to scrape though, the issue that most people run into is that they have trouble finding proxies that work for google etc.. So private proxies are controlled by you, so as long as you don't go to fast, they always work.

    Yes you want private to post, but either are fine to scrape with. If you have them to post with then it makes perfect sense to use them to scrape, even if you did use public. They are zero hassle, just set and forget it. Where as you can spend a lot of time trying to find working public proxies.

    You can get 10 shared proxies for about $10 a month and the more you buy the cheaper they get, so its not too expensive and if you use a delay with 10 proxies and the details harvester you can actually harvest quite a lot of results rather quickly.
     
  4. SeoWrecker

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    I use the scraped proxies from scrapebox itself, never faced any issues with it. However, i am not into aggressive scraping so I am not sure if that could be a problem.
     
  5. JustUs

    JustUs Power Member

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    I scrape using public scraped proxies. My only purpose in the post is to back up loopline regarding the scarcity of Google passed public proxies.

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    This image is from my proxy scraper. The box of interest is the orange box. Out of 6482 public proxies 197 of them passed a Google test. By way of comparison, the light purple box at the end are the Bing passed proxies - 5492 of them.
     
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  6. Chiefjop

    Chiefjop Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Sounds like you can do that with just public or shared proxies :)
     
  7. raiju

    raiju Junior Member

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    Thank you guys! While I know that 10$ doesn't seem like a lot but it definitely adds up every month. So i will use public proxies for scraping expired web 2.0's now.. Thanks :)
     
  8. clevelandslim

    clevelandslim Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Yes. Public proxies are also works good for scraping.
     
  9. ethanjun

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    atm I'm scraping using public proxies. It depends what you want to accomplished I guess. I use it only for scraping expired web 2.0 and so far its enough for me :)