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Scrapebox doesnt work? (Harvester)

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by gustavo_fring, Sep 4, 2016.

  1. gustavo_fring

    gustavo_fring Registered Member

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    Thank you for reading!

    So I reinstalled scrapebox on another computer and the harvester is just not working. I don't know why. I double checked all settings and the proxies are right! The Engines are right, too.

    Always I start to harvest there are like 15 errors and nothing else. Time is going, but just nothing happens. When I stop it, it freezes and I cant close the harvester.

    Could you tell me what the problem is?

    thank you!!
     
  2. moneymagnet246

    moneymagnet246 Power Member

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    I'm experiencing the same issue. I contacted support and they're not aware of it either apparently as they're asking for more details. Hopefully I can make them more aware of this so all users stop experiencing this issue.
     
  3. gustavo_fring

    gustavo_fring Registered Member

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    Its the update. I restored the older version and now it works, but the results are always "error".
     
  4. gustavo_fring

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    So anyone got the same problems, too?
     
  5. bossofthebosses

    bossofthebosses Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    I used the custom harvester few hours ago and it worked fine for me. Maybe clean your cookies etc and try again?
     
  6. Bleght

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    Why don't you just talk to their support?
     
  7. michaeladewale2010

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    Pls is scrapbox better than autofill magic and ranker x for seo?
     
  8. loopline

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    "error" generally means the ips are blocked.

    Go into your scrapebox folder > error log > harvester - what are the errors?

    Try a sample harvest with no proxies, does that work?

    Its quite different. You are comparing apples to oranges, so there isn't a really great answer to that question.

    If you can be more specific about specific things you want to do, someone could probably better answer your question. Scrapebox is the swiss army knife of SEO and can do thousands of things. So be as specific as possible.
     
  9. moneymagnet246

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    I'm trying to sort it out with their support as well. I restored the older version and it's not working now either lol. I'll attempt to do simple scrapes with no proxies.
     
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    It's not working now :( . Even though, I also tried to restore the older version .
     
  11. gustavo_fring

    gustavo_fring Registered Member

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    Well its always the same. Saying the proxies are the problem. I wrote you a private message but it seems like your too bussy to give a helpful answer >_>
    Problem is, that scrapebox FREEZES when i run the harvester, its not just the errors, it fucking freezes!!!

    I used it on windows 10 and it was pretty nice. After I switched to windows 8 because my first notebook just died, nothing works anymore.
    Just be honest. Its Windows 8 or its the new update that just have been released. One of them are the problems. I am pretty sure storm proxy doing his job great and the Proxy is working. Its scrapebox which is NOT how it was promised when i BOUGHT it.

    (yea, my english kinda sucks, i know, dont need to tell me)
     
  12. gustavo_fring

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    Ok little update. I just tried to run the harvester with only ONE keyword and FIVE footprints and it works, but when i insert a list of 700 keywords and 10 footprints it fucking freezes and doesnt work anymore. So, is it scrapebox or the proxies? What you guys think?
     
  13. loopline

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    Well if the old vesion worked and you updated and it no longer worked and you rolled back and it doesn't work, then that suggests its not Scrapebox but some external factor. So stick with this thread and we will all sort it together.

    Can you define "freezing" ? Does it say not responding or does it give some error popup or does it say "frozen" or ? Maybe you can post a screenshot?

    I think a screenshot would give some clues.
     
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    [​IMG]

    Thats how it looks like. Time is running but nothing else happens. Sometimes there are 2 errors, sometimes 5 errors, sometimes 12.
    But thats all.
    When I use only ONE Keyword everything is good, but when I insert a list of about 700 keywords and choose like 5 footprints it doesnt work anymore.

    When I click on stop or close the program doesnt answer me. I always have to close it with control, alt and delete.
     
  15. moneymagnet246

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    I've always had to use ctrl, alt, delete even from the start (I suppose my scrapes were always just insanely huge). I personally go around 10-100k keywords and one footprint; I attempted to turn off all proxies and used only 320 KW's with 1 footprint but that also didn't solve anything. If I figure something out I'll keep you guys posted.
     
  16. gustavo_fring

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    I used scrapebox twice:

    1. Windows 10, 12 GB RAM, i5 processor, proxyrack : it worked, proxyrack got not the best proxies in the world but it worked with like 50-250 urls/s and 50 threads
    2. Windows 8, 6 GB RAM, i3 processor, stormproxys: doesnt work, works only with 1 keyword and like 5 footprints. When I upgrade to like 50, 100, 500 keywords its over.

    So the question is: wheres the problem?
     
  17. moneymagnet246

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    To be honest I just use the proxies they provide and I've never had a single issue. Maybe a couple thousand errors but I still ended up with a hefty amount of what I aimed at scraping.
     
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    How many threads are you allowed for proxy rack?

    I do not think the total number of keywords has anything to do with it. The total number of connections generated because of the keywords could be an issue.

    Make sure Scrapebox is white listed in all security software. It stops for me fine when Im running a fair bit of connections, and I loaded in 300K+ keywords, and it starts humming along immediately scraping results.

    The not responding to the stop suggests at least 1 thread, if not more is locked. This doesn't happen for me, it stops immediately. So it could be that something is hijacking the connections when you have a lot of connections.

    So follow me here, you load in a lot of keywords, which lets scrapebox take full advantage of the connections. Which looks like a virus, so some 3rd party program stops it. Each update has its own md5 hash so it can literally be seen as entire new program. Or if a security software updated, it could now not like Scrapebox.

    Because if the ips are blocked and connections are getting thru to the proxies and ultimately to google, and they come back as blocked, your error count goes up. But if error count insnt' increasing, the request is never making it to google and back. Its unlikley its being stopped on the way back, so typically its either the proxy not passing it on, or something hijacking the connections before they make it to the proxy.

    So try this test, load in all the keywords and footprints you want, just like normal. But set connections to 1 or you can try 2. Does it work differently?
     
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    As Loopline mentioned here:

    The problem is quite likely your security software, there was someone someone last night who had the same problem and he's just emailed to say "When I disabled my antivirus it solved the problem."

    I've asked him what security software he's running, but give that a try and whitelist ScrapeBox in your security software.
     
  20. moneymagnet246

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    I don't even have an anti-virus so for me personally I don't believe that could be the issue. Hopefully it helped out others though!