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SCRAPEBOX: Could have 3X as many Proxies with simple fix

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO Tools' started by misterh, Jun 22, 2011.

  1. misterh

    misterh Newbie

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    I have been trying to find a good way to filter out working proxies but keep usable proxies. The thing that really bothers me is the constant Error (IP Blocked) error in the scrapebox proxy tester.

    I know there is a filter button that says "Remove error, but keep blocked IP" but whenever I press that, it removes all error proxies including "Error (Blocked IP)". I wanted to see if these blocked IP error proxies are really erroneous so I loaded one up into firefox and I am actually using it now to post this and browse the internet. It is pretty damn fast and I even tried going to Google and it loaded right up.

    If it were easier to keep these Blocked IP proxies or distinguish them from proxies that really are erroneous, each scan I would have three+ times as many good proxies left.

    I see several possible solutions:
    1) Make the "Remove error, but keep blocked IP" button work correctly.
    2) An option to test proxies with a site other than Google

    Perhaps someone can chime in with a possible solution or more info. I have my scrapebox updated to the latest version and I still see no easy way to keep the blocked IP proxies. Also, I am using the old proxy checker. P.S. I know that if Google is blocking the proxy's IP then it would potentially be no good for scraping but it would still be fine for posting...and in this test, the proxy that errored out as IP Blocked was able to access Google with no problems.
     
  2. vickygarg

    vickygarg Power Member

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    I think you can try the new proxy harvester and ignore google checked?
     
  3. misterh

    misterh Newbie

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    I tried that and if you enable "ignore Google" it just checks for anonymity. IMO it produced even poorer results. Since I posted, I tried several other "Error (IP Blocked)" proxies and out of 5, 3 could access Google with no problems. The other 2 redirected me to enter a captcha, although they did not show up in scrapebox proxy checker as such and thus could not be unlocked by entering the captcha.

    This one simple improvement could improve the number of usable proxies tremendously. For now, I will just sort by error and manually edit my list to include the blocked IP proxies.
     
  4. sano1221

    sano1221 Newbie

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    It used to not remove them a couple months ago for me but then after an update, I believe, I could no longer keep blocked IPs in results and also could not enter any captchas as no IPs were reporting as captcha anymore. I haven't looked into it at all but it might have been a recent update that caused this issue? I only just bought scrapebox a few months ago.
     
  5. jazzc

    jazzc Moderator Staff Member Moderator Jr. VIP

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    Just get more proxy sources. Test them few by few and sort out the good ones and you have a nice proxy sources list.
     
  6. misterh

    misterh Newbie

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    I'm hoping it will be corrected in a future update. It's a really simple function.

    if($listitem.errorcode=="Error(Blocked IP)")
    keep();

    That's half way a joke but seriously all they need to do is fix the button that allows to keep blocked IP proxies. Also, the captcha unlock would be nice too but even without unlocking, they are perfectly fine for posting.