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[Request] SEO tools for OSX?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO Tools' started by timtamboy63, Dec 27, 2015.

  1. timtamboy63

    timtamboy63 Newbie

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    Hey all,

    I'm very new to SEO and unfortunately all the tools I've found are for windows. Does anyone know good tools like GSA, etc for OSX?

    Thanks!
     
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    Shaunm Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Can you not afford $30 per month for a VPS? Eventually you are going to need one anyway.
     
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    A VPS for what? Running Windows on and using the software?
     
  4. JustUs

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    Your choices are about three:
    1. get a real computer rather than overpriced mediocre hardware;
    2. Run the software inside a Windows virtual machine;
    3. write your own software.

    Apple may have the social hype, but it does not have the software or user base.
     
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    Lol I forgot about the hate Mac's get on forums. Not going to turn this into a Mac vs. PC debate.

    I guess my best option is Parallels or something similar. I don't really know enough about what the software does to write my own, but will be more than happy to do it once I get the hang of some of the Window's software.
     
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    Macs are not good with SEO.
    Your best bet is to use web based solutions.
     
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    Scrapebox,magicsubmitter are those in a list of GSA,try them too.
     
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    Yea, you are going to be wanting your tools running 24/7 anyway on a machine with a good internet connection so a VPS or dedicated server is usually the way to go for both mac and windows users. Also running multiple SEO tools at high thread count rapes your machine so using it for day to day tasks while running it for SEO stuff is hard.

    My dedicated server currently has GSA SER running at 500 threads, one scrapebox instance at 3500 threads, one scrapebox instance link extracting, one scrapebox instance alive checking at 200 threads, GSA PI running at 500 threads, GSA PS, GSA CB and Ranker X running. Sometimes I will be running PR Jacker at 30 threads too.

    I am a mac user too, never looked back since making the switch. Most of the mac haters on here have never actually tried a mac and just chat shit.

    Do you even understand whats happening or what this thread is about?
     
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    Funny comment, from a funny guy.
     
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    Ahh, I didn't realise you are the mong from the Ranker X thread lol.

    Well just quickly adding in choice four, get a VPS....

    Also choice one is just your opinion, have you even used an Apple machine before?
    Choice two is a valid point but has its flaws as I broke down in my other post.
    Choice three is not practical in my opinion for a number of reasons such as there being perfectly good solutions already, the time commitment and the cost.
     
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    From a Mac user and software developer point of view, writing cross-platform software is pretty easy these days. I really, honestly don't know why SEO software devs don't just do it. It's not that hard, and Mac has a huge market share. SEO people will buy an extra PC or just get a VPS to run the software though. So there's not a ton of motivation to port their software over to Mac.
     
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    No, not parallels. You can get a "Remote desktop" also called "VPS" it's just another computer with "Wndows server" software, which is same as windows 7. In the market place you can find some service selling it at as low as $5-6 a month. The higher plan, the better specks you will get on the vps.
     
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    I would suggest getting a windows vps and running the tools on that than mac.
     
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    I know a few keyword research tools that are duel platform but I personally beleive the future is SaaS based products.
     
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    I believe you're right! The main issue with SaaS is that there's a single point of failure, and for much of our work we need proxies. Which means that the server(s) that the software runs on needs huge bandwidth, and a GIANT proxy list. Both solvable problems but more work than just throwing together a desktop software and pushing the problem on to the end user's machine.
     
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    Well developed service + ability to add own proxies = problem solved.
     
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    This is great, thanks guys! Will definitely get a VPS when I need the software.
     
  18. JustUs

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    Not a Mac hater at all. I maintain several of them. I am, however, realistic about their capabilities and cost. With the exception of publishing, some video editing, some music DAWS, and the coolness factor, they have little use in the real world because the software base does not exist. Because Apple caters to a niche crowd, Apple has a premium price for the same hardware. The only computer that you could not build or buy a like computer less expensively at release was the little round Mac Pro, even that had little in the way of upgradeability..

    The point was that if you want to look cool while doing your work in a virtual machine, or offloading that work to another computer, then get a Mac. If you want to do the work, then get a PC capable of it, or use Boot Camp. In either event, you will be using a Windows.
     
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    If you consider market share penetration of 5.11 percent to be huge, then Mac would have a huge market penetration.
    https://www.netmarketshare.com/operating-system-market-share.aspx?qprid=10&qpcustomd=0

    Cross platform development is not quite as simple as you might think. I personally use Visual Studio as a development platform:

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    Microsoft is still working on universal cross platform compatibility. Using GNU and GCC with GXWidgets gets you close, but you still have to tinker with the code. This is because of how each OS BSD (including Mach III that is OSX), Linux (all varieties), and Windows (all varieties) handle hardware call differently. Maybe the day of write once and deploy to all platforms will come, but it ain't here yet.
     
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    I see you're using C Sharp. Mono gets you pretty close. I haven't been following C Sharp but last I heard is that winforms is working on mono, brining Most of C Sharp to Windows and Mac.

    I'm a Java (clojure), Ruby, and Python dev so cross platform is the default for me.