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Noob Questions - Please Answer my Questions

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by cottonwolf, Mar 3, 2015.

  1. cottonwolf

    cottonwolf Regular Member

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    Hi fellows

    I've got Scrapebox, gsa ser with cb and 22 private proxies. These pieces of software are set to run on mostly on private proxies, whereas ser scrapes search engines with public proxies it finds. No other software is sending out automated signals as far I know, other than microsoft stuff I don't know about. I've got a mac spoofer which fakes, I think, my mac address to the internet. It's not always running, so I hope its effect remain while it's not running. It might not do me any favours, if somebody comes complaining to me or my isp about spam going out from my ip.

    So questions are the following, and can be more easily answered that you know some basic facts:

    Should I fear my isp finding out I have some software spamming and mining the internet? I don't their know their tos, don't want to name the isp by name ... before installing ser, there was a recommendation to run it from a server, instead of home pc-s? Is that a slight nudge to get you into buying a server/vps? I know it's a friendly recommendation, but did anyone have problems with their isps for being a ser and/or sb user?

    G00g13 seems to "detect" at times that automated queries are coming from our "network", even when I'm not doing any sort of scraping without proxies? How is that possible, if I am using proxies? As far I know, scrapebox doesn't use proxies when it doesn't need to, like for keyword scraping and some other stuff, and I don't run them all the time from my home laptop. I've got seoquake installed on my firefox, which previously triggered m00g13's captcha couple of times.. I really shouldn't bother about b0ogl3's "detections".

    Am I getting paranoid?

    I might have a few more questions later on, but that is all for know. As far I know, spamming is not illegal. I don't even send ad emails, while others do it in bulk. I need to get into this game of seo harder, and continue not to give a duck. Jacob King became quite famous for the nfg seo quote, even content machine promotes in newsletters. I'M not even a large scale spammer, just a noob. A few thousand submission a day, which reached ten thousand today. Oh boy, I'm getting there!

    Thanks for any help
     
  2. cottonwolf

    cottonwolf Regular Member

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    Anyone got any opinions, please?
     
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    I don't want to promote myself, my services, increasing my postcount or bumping what seems to be a useless thread, but I've got another question.

    How do you automate backing up your files and webhosting files? I've just setup a little loop - wp websites send their db and content backups to a central email which forwards backups to a yahoo email. Now, obviously emailing isn't safe, but it's automated. I don't know how these emails could be encrypted - from what I remember even encrypted emails have their titles unencrypted while being sent - is that correct? Just because my centre email would be forwarding site backups with a title of -xy.tld -backup -date. Is there a better method?

    I can't store too much data at home, only have around 500gb at home, 1tb with a fresh yahoo account. That could be enough for 2-3 years it seems right now. From what I've gathered yahoo had security issues in the past, but the same can be said for almost any cloud storage thing. Don't remember issues with gmail though, but I want to stay away from them as a proud noob bh - still have my 2 gmail account regardless, one of which is 5 or 6 years old. Lot of my stuff goes to gmail, which is now forwarded to [email protected]. Still, g can see a lot of my stuff passing through their servers. But they can spy from anywhere, honestly. Fresh wp installs come with google fonts on pages - I manually observed a site loading google-apis. Paranoids ate my brain


    I could just go make another yahoo account and delete old backups if storage becomes an issue. My only shared hosting account currently takes up around 3gb - that's not an issue, although I'M afraid bluehost might kick my butt for using one of hosted domain for creating emails for gsa ser. Ah, there's so much to worry about.

    Any tips or recommendations?
     
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  4. Gyuman82

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    Get a VPS before your internet provider bans your home internet. Especially if you're running scrapebox, you're going to get a ban that can be a bitch to reverse with your internet provider (happened to me before).

    Also proxies don't protect you from your internet provider, they can still see it's coming from you. All they know is that you're chewing up a massive amount of bandwidth etc. which they will definitely trace back to you and shut you down.

    A VPS for your set up would probably only be $30-40 a month. Save yourself the hassle and get one.
     
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  5. cottonwolf

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    Did you hear this happening to others, too? Not that I don't believe, just being curious. I'm not using such a huge bandwith - just a few gbs a day. The internet package is "unlimited", which means whatever strikes the isps's fancy

    VPS sounds an exciting idea - never used or had one before, just these free amazon aws instances which are only good for light content scraping and amf macro bots. Efficiency of software could also be improved with higher internet bandwith, currently having a package of 35 mbits at home with crappy upload speed. I've seen servers with 100mb/100mb speed, if I'm not saying anything stupid.

     
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    Trust me you want a VPS. With these tools you'll burn through a shit ton of bandwidth and you will be flagged eventually, and then your house may be stuck without internet.

    If you're planning on using these software to any meaningful extent, you're going to want a VPS.
     
  7. cottonwolf

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    Has anybody experiened bing to disable your ad account just after publishing your first ad on it? I've created an ad directly landing on the vendor's sales page for niche related kws. However, just when the ads should have gone live I've logged in and the account was suspended. They came to my email after a day saying that the ad is under editorial review. What triggered that? The bitly shortener I placed in the ad? The shortener led to my aff link which led to the vendor page. Strange.