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Post here if the free proxies scraped with scrapebox DO NOT work for you

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by spillsplash, Apr 3, 2010.

  1. spillsplash

    spillsplash Junior Member

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    I used to be able to get a good 300-400 working proxies out of 3,000+ scraped using scrapebox. Now I'm lucky if I get any working at all. In fact, the last few days a couple of the sources say they're offline or something.

    If you ask me the ability to scrape free proxies is a huge saling point for scrapebox, yet there isn't any efforts made towards adding more sources, or looking into the problem. Is SF profiting from the bought proxies you can get with scrapebox? Would explain why there isn't anything being done about getting working free proxies. I have seen many people say they can no longer get any working proxies and I am wondering why?

    The ability to scrape and use free proxies was one of the reasons I decided to purchase it in the first place. Sine they stopped working for me, I rarely use the program but try every day to round up free proxies to blast with. :(
     
  2. keith

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    I still get 2-400 depending on the day.

    + I use XRumer to scrape up proxies and then I add them to scrapebox since I can specify my own sources on XRumer. PM me and I'll send you a big list from XRumer, you'll have to check them yourself since a lot of XRumer proxies won't work right in SB.

    Also, do yourself a favor, try PM'ing sweetfunny if you have probs, or email him on his official support email. Don't try to call him out publicly like this. Just makes it look like your trolling.
     
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  3. Sweetfunny

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    I still do get that many, and personally use the free proxies all the time. I just done a scan with a single source, one of the smallest: http://www.scrapebox.com/videos/teddyd/

    No idea what your doing if your getting none, i have "never" had a problem getting 100+ only using a couple of the sources and i'm working with the tool at least 14 hours a day.

    Nonsense, only 48 hours ago a source was switched out for a better one in the back end and i've just spent a packet on server upgrades because of the 100's of hits per second scrapebox.com is serving up because of the proxy tool.

    Speaking of effort, if the amount of effort spent complaining was instead used to suggest high quality sources for me to add then it would be the best proxy harvester on the planet. So instead of this being just another pointless thread, suggestions?

    Criteria, the list must be updated frequently and must also must contain ~20% working proxies at any given time, and preferably low Codeen ratio.

    I've seen the same many times also, the usual causes are having the connections throttled up way too high for peoples connection speeds and/or timeout far too low resulting in everything timing out, and security software/routers with flood detection killing the threads.
     
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  4. -Jericho-

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    Hey SweetFunny. Nice to know that you're working on things on the back end. I just started using scrapebox and am happy as a clam.

    As far as proxies go Google seems to give me the most problems when scraping but hey this thing totally rocks so no complaining here.
     
  5. keith

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    Google recently updated. (See: Caffeine) They seem to be de-authorizing (requiring captcha) more often.

    I think I saw that the captcha is out sourceable now, but I don't really use Google for scraping anymore. I've found that Yahoo + Bing are more than sufficient for nearly everything.
     
  6. wannabie

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    I dont have a problem with getting fresh proxies to be honest - There is a slight issue with it shutting down with pressing the abort when commenting wordpress but support are sorting that out!

    I just scrap everytime I want a blast, plus use the unlock function and manually use the capthca as I am guessing most people cant be arsed to do it so that leaves you free to use them.
     
  7. caneman

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    I just did a proxy scrape last night, out of 2700 or so proxies found there were about 125 working...
     
  8. bobblehat

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    I get between 150 and 400 with no problems whatsoever.

    I would say they are much better than the ones I get with XR in fact!

    :)
     
  9. -Jericho-

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    Thanks for the info. Yeah I'm now just skipping google since every IP I use seems to not work. No biggie, I get plenty from the other 2.
     
  10. gregstereo

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    Uh yeah about that, just a couple things....

    The caffeine update has only been partially rolled out to some of the world. Very partially.

    More to the point though, this thread has a fundamental flaw in its understanding of proxies - in general. I'm no proxy expert, but if you've worked with them for even a bit, you will know that proxies go up, and proxies go down. They vary in quality, speed, anonymity, and a number of other factors. Yes, the more users hammering any given pool of proxies, the less stable they become. But that isn't a ScrapeBox issue. It's true of any public or semi-public pool of proxies.

    Did I get more "free" proxies from sbox when it was just me and youngguy and a few other people using it when it first came out? Yeah, sometimes, that's pretty simple math. Even then, though, I didn't rely on just that proxy pool as my sole source.

    Has sweetfunny put a lot of work into a proxy harvester and tester that was originally intended as a minor add-on to the program? Yeah, and despite that it got to the point where a few months ago the bitching and confusion about it were insufferable.

    Look at the history of the proxy harvester - and consider sweetfunny's track record and attitude - she has put a hell of a lot of work into getting us "free" - and more importantly tested as good - proxies. I'd rather have a tester fail suspect proxies and give me none than pass dubious proxies that might leak.

    And to imply that she's getting kickbacks from proxy providers, or neglecting a part of the app, is just ignorant.
     
  11. magpie2419

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    I think you need to put your brain in gear before you start drooling over your keyboard. SB is probably one of the best pieces of coding you will ever use. And the price she sells it for is near enough free. Hence the morons who post stupid comments like "Is SF profiting from the bought proxies" SF Is far to polite to say anything to you, but I'm not you are a moron.
     
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  12. wannabie

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    My SB keeps shutting down if I abort or post to wordpress !
     
  13. SebastianJu

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    If SF did it would be fair. The software is lowpriced and when SF would get Affiliateincome for proxies I think that would be fully ok. The proxies are the same price as usual so I dont see a problem there.
     
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  14. gregstereo

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    You know I actually agree it would be fair, and that the app is lowpriced, and you make good points all around. What I found unfair and maddening was the implication that I felt was being made that she has cut a deal with a proxy provider and, in turn, is "neglecting" or otherwise weakening the proxy harvester and tester part of the app.

    That just reeked of sliming to me, and I think anyone who has talked with or even just observed SF and her way of doing business knows it is a crap allegation. Her commitment to making sbox a top-notch app is pretty obvious.
     
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  15. wannabie

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    I must say Sweetfunnys support is very good, ok I am having a glitch but she has suggest a few things and Im going to try out the new update tonight and see what happens.

    For something that is pretty low priced she offers very good support, I first thought it was that would be ignored and she offered a refund if I wanted one, and not many will do that this day and age!

    Top notch for support so rather than call her out just work with her and see what happens!
     
  16. jimbo2087

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    @OP:

    The free proxies and the proxy scraper is brilliant. I don't understand how you are having issues. Some how you must be fucking up this incredibly easy process. Do as Sweet says and lower your connections. Then just click harvest. Then click remove duplicates. Then click test and leave it until its finished. Ive just done this and got 200 working proxies.

    You only need a handful so I don't see what your issue is. There free proxies for christ sake, from an awesome tool that costs next to nothing and gets regular updates.

    I feel sorry for Sweetfunny having to keep defending this tool because of complete morons like you who start these bullshit noob threads. Fuck off back to DP.
     
  17. Trecoolius

    Trecoolius Registered Member

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    What's DP?
     
  18. pilgrim

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    Hi, Very much new to IM, but I think it's Digital point.
    For what it's worth, I bought SB recently, and though I won't be using it till I know how to use it properly, I did try the proxy scraping feature, and got about 100 working ones very quickly, (though I didn't let it run too long)
     
  19. deviance10

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    Out of about 2500 proxys I only get about 5-10 working ones.
    I have the timeout set to 90 seconds but they all comeback as timed out as soon as they are tested.
     
  20. keith

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    That's your PC not handling the connections.

    If you're running windows vista or earlier, turn down the threads to around 5 or run the contrack mod.