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GSA Proxy Scraper - Has anyone used this?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO Tools' started by crack_dhat, May 25, 2015.

  1. crack_dhat

    crack_dhat Power Member

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    Any reviews regarding this tool? Planning to buy next month for xrumer and scrapebox use
     
  2. welly_59

    welly_59 Power Member

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    I've tried all the proxy scraper programs and you I've found public proxies and the likes just too slow to be worth it. I always end up buying a bunch of private proxies and using them instead
     
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    I have been testing it for a few days. I am less than satisfied. Yes, it finds a lot of proxies. When those proxies are put into Gscraper or Scrapebox and tested, even though having passed the GSA Proxy Scraper tests, they fail in a big way. When the trial expires, I will remove it from a VM and test it again, but I expect no real difference.
     
  5. crack_dhat

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    Maybe would just pass on buying it based on your reviews. Thanks anyway
     
  6. JustUs

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    I am going to have to say that in the initial test GSA Proxy Scraper performed poorly. Upon completion of the first five day test, since I installed the program with Revo, I uninstalled the program and cleaned the computer with CCleaner. I then went to reinstall the latest version (1.10) to test again. Much to my surprise, Sven installed a hidden file or made a hidden modification to a file so that the program could not be reinstalled on that virtual machine. No problem with an author protecting his work, but I look dimly on making hidden files or modifying files on a computer system!

    No real problem here though because that is a nice feature about virtual machines, when a program makes entries that are hidden, even from installers, you can spin up another clean instance of the VM from the base install. So I cloned the initial install of Windows 10 from the clean base install, and then I reinstalled GSA Proxy Scraper v 1.10 to test.

    After an hour and fifteen minutes of running the proxy scraper looking only for Google passed proxies, and not caring about whether they were anonymous or not, GSA Proxy Scraper had only found 34 web proxies, 23 connect proxies, and four socks proxies. These results were obtained by boosting the default thread from 35 to 45. This slow speed is unacceptable to me. I have not bothered top test them against either GScraper or ScrapeBox; as slow as the scraper is, why bother.

    There are other issues with GSA Proxy Scraper, such as no manual - on or off line. There is only a page on the GSA site that claims that full documentation is forthcoming.

    By way of contrast, I have my own proxy scraper written in C#. In less than a minute it pulls between 25,000 and 35,000 raw proxies. It then test those proxies against Google in about ten minutes at the same settings, and produces about 400 proxies that pass both Scrapebox at about 100 proxies and GScraper at about 350 proxies.

    At this stage of development, I could not justify $97 for GSA Proxy Scraper when other proxy scrapers seem to do a better and faster job.

    Sorry Sven, GSA Proxy Scraper is not ready for prime time.
     
  7. dlyhai

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    How about GSA? It can creat web2.0 greatly?
     
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    GSA is only good for platform sites (like Elgg, PHPFox). They do poorly on Web 2.0 sites. Also you'll get ugly google captchas now if you're using GSA. The only software I think can get pretty captcha (house number) (hence higher success rate) is Xrumer.
     
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  10. JustUs

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    Why? I have put the source code up once or twice. The next thing that you would have to understand is that my scraper make no checks for anonymity. Since the proxies are for scraping only, I could care less if they leak my IP, but as sure as the sun rises in the morning some dip would try posting with them and fry his website.

    That is the advantage of a more commercial proxy scraper like GSA Proxy Scraper, they bounce the proxy IP off of a judge to test for anonymity.

    I have been having an email conversation with @s4nt0S and learned a few things about the GSA Proxy Scraper that have gone a long ways towards changing my mind, not completely, but enough. In a day or so, I will write what I learned - unless he beats me to it.
     
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    Usually are Proxy scrapers are parsing public proxy lists, and even if scraper works perfect, this does not mean than in 5 minutes after that public proxy will still work...
    So we recommend better to be used VPN service for XRumer, it will allow you to change ip ever few minutes and always to have good speed of posting
    PS Regarding Google Captcha (or so called reCAPTCHA) latest version of XRumer can easy solve all it's latest versions in maximum 0.2 Seconds!
     
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    The conversation that I had with s4nt0S, in which he informed me of a cvonversation that he had with Loopline, who in turn checked with the authors of ScrapeBox, @s4nt0S told me that proxies checked by GSA Proxy Scraper should not also be run through the Scrapebox proxy check. Never one to take information given to me, no matter how reliable the the source, I spun up a new VM installed version 1.10 of GSA Proxy Scraper and grabbed the first 113 GSA passed proxys and dumped them into Scrapebox and tested with 8 keywords. As public proxies are want to do, the proxies burnt out fairly quickly, but they did function properly without prior testing in Scrapebox.

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    I had decided that I would also test this in GScraper. Unfortunately, about this time I found that another was poaching on my business name. So, I blew him out of the first three keywords I target for my physical business, and blew him out of Google entirely for some of the keyword. When this occurred, I decided that I would target other keywords and fired up GScraper. I pulled about 320 proxies from my personal proxy tester, dumped them into GScraper, Used the merge function of Scrapebox to merge backlink scraping footprints to the first few pages of links from Google for some keywords. I ran GScraper at 32 threads, which is my typical 1:100 ratio. 195 hours later I had completed scraping 68000 key terms for backlinks. And this allowed me to begin testing the method related to me by s4nt0S.

    I spun up another Windows 10 x64 VM and installed GSA Proxy Scraper v 1.16 trial. After I collected 947 GSA passed proxies. I dumped them into GScaper and used the internal keywords that Gscraper has. I set 90 thread and started the scraper. Gscraper began scraping at about 5600 URL's/minute (93 url's/sec.) Gscraper required twenty minutes of scraping before the scrapes dropped below 5000 URL's/min. (83 url's/sec.) At the end of twenty minutes I ended scraping with GScraper.

    Version 1.16 seems to function better than version 1.10. It did, however crash one time in Windows 10. I am presuming this is due to Windows 10 being beta rather than any fault with GSA Proxy Scraper.

    With the tests I conducted, it is now my opinion that for scraping public proxies GSA Proxy Scraper is a fair bargain.
     
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    proxygo have u tested those proxy with XRumer? can we recommend your service for our clients?