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GSA SER Scraping vs buying lists ?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by nnetwork, Mar 18, 2015.

  1. nnetwork

    nnetwork Junior Member

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    Hello,

    I'm a noob at GSA SER, can someone tell me what are the advantages (if any) of scraping target sites yourself vs buying daily/weekly list service from sites like 1linklist/sersync etc..
    my guess is you can scrape more or less "niche related" targets ? Is it worth the cost of scrapebox+proxies+vps ?
     
  2. Gyuman82

    Gyuman82 Elite Member

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    That's a question only you can answer.

    It depends how much time and money you have.

    If you value your time, just buy lists.

    If you're just sittin around doin nothin or are short on cash, then scraping your own lists may be worth it.
     
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  3. nnetwork

    nnetwork Junior Member

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    I see, but i mean besides the cost do you see any advantage of scraping yourself, will you get something more valuable than the list you can get from the pro scrappers ? can you really get "niche related" lists ?
     
  4. Zombie Pop

    Zombie Pop Regular Member

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    I scraped lists for about a year. fiddled with importing/identifying urls and all that. I just buy lists now. much easier and less time consuming, for me anyway.

    Try it out yourself and decide how you want to proceed.
     
  5. transitarea

    transitarea Senior Member

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    The Lists will have so many bad emails. How to clean them ?
     
  6. Xpand

    Xpand Regular Member

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    Don't waste time scraping, just buy a list. Check out stuff like dailylinklists.com, is awesome, just sync it with your GSA and you have steady new verified links (10s of thousands) imported in to GSA.
     
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    derago21 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    When i have time, i just harvest links through Gscraper and filter it with GS SER and run it.
    When i don't, i invest money on buying links.. Much easy way :)
    The choice is yours now, you have to decide what best suits for you...
     
  8. Absan

    Absan Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    nnetwork if you have some money to invest it's better to buy lists.
     
  9. cottonwolf

    cottonwolf Regular Member

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    scrape your own lists
    pretty much you might not want to screw a girl who played chess with 1000s of muchachos that night
     
  10. liberox

    liberox Power Member

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    If You target some non-english keywords (swedish, hebrew etc.) the Best way for You is to scrape yourself using right footprints + keywords. If You target english market - just buy lists and aply right filters.
     
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    sam1277 Registered Member

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    I would buy a list because it faster and relatively cheaper.
     
  12. fc-dh

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    Buying a list is trowing your money away, for the same cost you can setup a server with Gscraper and proxies to scrape all day long for you, or try "scrape bandit" for a third party solution, these list you build are being oversold and shared on every IM forum on the internet, thousands and thousands of webmasters are targeting these sites.

    If you want results with GSA then you can't be lazy, it is simple as that.
     
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  13. Zevoltai

    Zevoltai Senior Member

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    My personal opinion is to get these shared lists floating around are great to use for tier 3/4 kitchen sinking. There are some EXCELLENT list scraper/sellers out there, but if it's a provider that instantly comes to mind such as SERlists, the list is probably wayyy overused. Had to go through about a dozen reputable providers before I found one that consistently gave me good results.

    Fish where few go
     
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  14. accelerator_dd

    accelerator_dd Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    I agree with liberox - there are only two scenarios I'd scrape lists myself - niche/language specific or platform specific (if you code your own platform for GSA).
     
  15. TrevorB

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    Well me being a list seller I would say buy my lists of course but, if your good at scraping, have lots of public proxies, have gScraper and or Scrapebox, Have good private proxies for processing your raw scraped lists, then I would say try scraping and building lists.

    It all really depends on the person but as you can see from other posts here, people have decided to just buy lists and not scrape.
     
  16. mikey29

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    I am not sure this is true or not, but on the gsa forum, I heard they last only 3-4 weeks because of the over sell
     
  17. 7th Sense

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    Don't go with scrapping your own lists mate. Try to buy a list its better than scrapping your lists mate... :)