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Review of Scrapebox

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO Tools' started by finqfinq, Jan 22, 2010.

  1. finqfinq

    finqfinq Newbie

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    I guess when I bought Scrapebox I expected to much, based on the hype I thought it would blow my mind, the reality is that it does what you expect it to do competantly without really excelling.

    I have been using Scrapebox for a few days now and this is what I have experienced and my general thoughts so far.

    First off, purchasing Scrapebox was a doddle, I had the software loaded and ready to go within minutes.
    After checking out the very helpful user guide I set about with my first attempt at harvesting URL's, all seemed to go well, as did the posting and verifying of the posted links..

    All seemed well until I checked the stats and realised that all didn't seem as it perhaps should.

    These are the results from my first couple of attempts at scraping and posting:

    (1) Using Wordpress for 3 key phrases

    4181 sites found
    Scrapebox said 1195 Sucessful
    When Checked only 61 Verified

    (2) Using Blogengine for 3 Key Phrases

    128 Sites found
    Scrapebox said 49 Successful ( I aborted halfway through because it took forever)
    When Checked only 30 verified

    (3) Movable type for 3 key phrases
    588 sites found
    Scrapebox said 121 Successful
    When Checked only 29 successful

    So based on this out of 3 attempts i have about 120 sites with a URL pointing to my domain however if I check my stats I only see 1 site that has an actual link, the majority of the rest are from within the admin area verifying there links.
    Of course, it's still early days and I may well find that over the coming days / weeks more and more websites will approve my comment but, I somehow doubt it.

    I don't think there ws anything wrong with the setup either, I spent a lot of time finding quality proxy's, writing several comments along the lines of 'thanks for this' with my url in the name, random email address and names and everything.

    I have also attempted as a trackback submitter but scrapebox crashed on me.

    So, all in all. Scrapebox is a well built, intersting useful peice of software that is good for scraping urls based on keywords and checking proxys. It also has a great in built PR checker. The software can also post to blogs of different types with varying degrees of success.

    Personally I will keep using the software for the next few weeks and see if the traffic start to flow.
     
  2. showbizvet

    showbizvet Power Member

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    Have not as yet used the software, so can't comment. Can only say this, you will not find anyone more willing to help and make improvements than Sweetfunny. Here's her thread
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    http://www.blackhatworld.com/blackhat-seo/buy-sell-trade/129096-scrapebox-ultimate-serp-scraper-auto-blog-commenter-prstorm-mode.html
     
  3. sjedwardz

    sjedwardz Newbie

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    don't forget that quite a lot of blogs require admin moderation for comments so don't expect them to turn up straightaway. Also if you comments look spammy on not relevant then they will never get approved.

    With tools like these its a numbers game. Even with these figures it's still a lot quicker than manual posting.

    Also the number of blogs you found isn't that many using the scrape feauture with keywords scrapebox will return 100,000 blogs for you to run against.
     
  4. gregstereo

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    One other thing from another thread here on BHW is that it can take weeks for the search engines to index backlinks from other peoples' blogs.

    And I don't think that's actually such a bad thing - if I blast out, oh, I don't know, 7600 comments in one night, I would't really want the search engines to pick them all up right away. From what I read, the SE's crawlers take a bit of time to go over the "blogosphere" (God I'm sorry for using that term) but over a few weeks or about a month roughly the search engines will see them.

    Oh and also, BlogEngine posting is inherently slow due to BE's architecture - it's not an issue with any app that tries to post to it, it's just an intrinsically slow responding platform.
     
  5. tsincaat

    tsincaat Junior Member

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    About half the blogs you post to should succeed by the time browser simulation is done, or at least that's the success ratio I get. Of course actual approved comments are a different story, and you're going to have to wait a few days to see how many you get. To get a higher success percentage private proxies are very recommended.

    You can also find a ton of high PR sites if you use a bunch of generic terms like "cat" "dog" "car" etc. Then filter out all the lower PR sites and just post to the top ones. Really sweet tactic, and just as good, if not better then using something like SENuke where the high PR sites they support are spammed to hell.
     
  6. finqfinq

    finqfinq Newbie

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    Possibly but it will return a maximum of 1000 per keyword so I would need to add 100 keywords right?
     
  7. neoseeker2002

    neoseeker2002 Registered Member

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    Overall the software is excellent although there are some minor bugs and usability problems. There are regular bug fixes and enhancements and I'll be the first in line if the author releases other related software.
    Nice work!
     
  8. websitesareus

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    I only own it for a day, so I haven't tried everything yet, but I have seen in Frankie's video introduction that you can export the blogs you just commented on as RSS XML list, and than submit these RSS feeds.

    Has anybody tried this yet? If it works as I think it does, this should help you get your backlinks ASAP.
     
  9. blackhaze

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    I bought it a little while ago and use it almost every day, some of it for white hat actually. I use it with custom footprints and search for theme related blogs, often i even comment manually.

    Its way, way more than a simple "blog commenter" since with the right footprints you can basically search for everything and their mama on the web. You can search for directories, backlinks, blogs to comment etc..etc.. its incredible flexible in what you can do with it. Or you can use it to simply spam 1000s of blogs...or inflate views of article...or even do bad things to competitors..but i wont tell :)
     
  10. magpie2419

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    If you are going to submit comments then submit quality comments that add value to the owners blog and they will be published, if you submit 'thanks for this' type comments then don't expect them to be published. I have a few successful blogs and i get loads of these type of comments, I just delete them, if a comment will add value or has my keywords in it it will get published.

    Scrapebox is a great tool but you really need to know how to use it.
     
  11. pyronaut

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    Hell, Scrapebox is a competing product to mine, and even i have to say thats a bit of a harsh review (Even though i dont own the product itself).

    Just going off the wordpress results, i can tell you now. That what google returns you isnt always relevant, especially if your going deep into the results. So that means that you often get back 404's, sites that have comments closed, or sites that have just shut down completely. So that explains the success.

    And as for actually verifying the links, you do realise you just got 61 links right? For free right? And ontop of that, most blogs need to moderate the comments.

    I know from selling my own commenter, that people use ridiculous comments or URL's that will never get through. People trying to promote pharma or obvious rebills, no one is going to let that crap through. I wouldnt approve it on my own blog, would you?

    Its like anything in IM. You test out comments, URL's, Keywords until you get it right. You certainly wont get anything working 100% right out of the box.
     
  12. kaloss

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    hi

    I'm using this software for 10 days now. I ca agree with most of the posters here but there is on major concern.
    All the links you eventually get published on a wordpress are nofollow.
    so what do you thing is there any real benefit of them regarding SE importance.
    Checehd all of them are no follow / se don't count and see them at all.
    so was this just wasted time?

    regards
     
  13. pyronaut

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    Would just like to point out, that you should have know this before you bought the software. The software clearly states that it leaves comments on wordpress blogs. If you dont know that wordpress is nofollow, is that any fault of the software developer?

    The thing that annoys me the most about software buyers, is that they could just as easily tested these strategies out manually. You dont HAVE to buy the software to see if wordpress commenting improves your rankings do you? You can comment manually for a while, if it works out, then buy the software. Simple as that.

    Im sure someone will soon post that nofollow is the myth etc, which im a semi-believer in.
     
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  14. partymarty4870

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    the old nofollow debate.

    here's my 2 cents

    you need to include some nofollows in link building to appear natural. I don't bother doing them manually but if they are automated whats the problem - I haven't wasted any time in placing them.

    and no-one can tell me PR7 no follow links aren't worth something in the serps
     
  15. Big Mama

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    between noFollow and Do Pollow make good to decision for this software..
     
  16. aymenbnr

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    i just bought it today,
    i read alot about scrapebox ,
    and thought maybe it is time to start the real business.
    Scrapebox is a beast.
     
  17. bakxos

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    I have been using scrapebox for some weeks now and i have not used similar softare but i have to say that they/it do what they promise to do.

    You load them with the details and they post them. If you load them with trash, trash is what is going to be posted.

    For the n0foll0w/d0foll0w thing, i dont think that especially google completely ignores nofollow links. They are all about fair ranking and add value etc. So who adds value, a good poster with a no follow link or a member of a trash linking exchange network?