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Scrapebox Pains

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by naughtynewell, Nov 14, 2013.

  1. naughtynewell

    naughtynewell Junior Member

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    Hey guys,

    So I'm writing a tutorial series on Scrapebox right, but I've been having the WORST time ever with it being like, rediculously slow, I mean... REALLY slow.

    I've got 30 private proxies going, this is the results...

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    I've tried every fix under the sun including TCP adjustments following that tutorial that's posted here too. I'm at my wits end here! How on earth am I mean to get Scrapebox going at even respectable speeds? I can't afford for it to go at 1 url/s... Not with hundreds of thousands of keywords.

    Before anyone asks, I've used the search box, and google.

    I'm using private proxies and it's hosted on SWVPS. Help me out here!
     
  2. jaron002

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    are you blasting on a vps or a home pc?
     
  3. naughtynewell

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    I'm using sw vps. A vps company.

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  4. HelloInsomnia

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    What footprints are you using? And how many connections?
     
  5. naughtynewell

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    WordPress footprints. 2 connections.

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    Wordpress footprints really.
     
  7. HelloInsomnia

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    Are you using the one that Scrapebox provides or it is custom?

    Also, are your proxies truly private or are they shared private?

    The more info you give the better. The thing is, this is not the programs fault - it is most likely your proxies or the way you are setting it up. It sounds like you set it up properly though so my best guess is your proxies are getting banned quickly. This can be from using advanced footprints or somebody else is also using your proxies to scrape Google and getting them banned. 2 connections with 30 proxies should be fine for normal scraping.
     
  8. donaldbeck

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    So you need help using SB, are watching other tutorials trying to get it to work, and you are making a tutorial series to teach other people about SB? Makes sense.
     
  9. umerjutt00

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    Damn... I never used a Scrapebox but I have Gscraper and it is thousands times better than what you have......... On my home computer with a 1mbps connection, I get the speed of around 5000-6000 urls per minute.
     
  10. HelloInsomnia

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    It's better because you can run it at higher threads but mainly because of the proxy service. But you have to admit it's not nearly as user friendly (if you've ever seen anything on SB), the Gscraper licensing servers seem to be down frequently and the guy never answers questions in his thread. But no doubt you can scrape way faster with the proxy service - with that being said though most people don't want to pay the $68 or whatever it is I forget per month. Plus the costs go up if you also want to host it somewhere I don't run it at home so tack on VPS fees of about $30 per month - with that you could buy scrapebox almost twice per month most won't be willing to dish that out.
     
  11. naughtynewell

    naughtynewell Junior Member

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    I have full private proxies. From buyprxies and cheap proxies. I suspected they would be the problem. So should I contact my proxy suppliers and get new ones?

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  12. HelloInsomnia

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    I would ask for some new ones, good proxies providers will switch them out if you ask but only about once per month. Make sure you tell them that they are for scraping Google.
     
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    Why you only using 2 connections? Go to your settings and adjust the harvester speed.

    Settings -> Adjust Maximum Connections -> Google Harvester

    Good luck bro.
     
  14. naughtynewell

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    Great. I'll sort that out... Now I need to actually figure out how I'm meant to make money with the damn thing to offset paying all the money for my proxies and shit.

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  15. naughtynewell

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    If I use more it gets even slower.

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  16. HelloInsomnia

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    Even at 2 connections 1 url per second means you're scraping 100 results per page at a rate that is much slower than 2 connections will provide. It's a proxy issue not your number of connections. Likely a few of your proxies are working and the rest are banned.
     
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    Also if your using keywords that simply don't have very many results to return, that can slow it down. Try a basic harvest, use say 10 keywords that are very popular,

    car
    truck
    grass
    green
    purple
    etc...

    Then try a harvest. Try the custom footprint option as well, with no extra footprint added. Then you can also try a harvest of a few terms with no proxies, but set connections to 1. Then based on that you can adjust and go from there. I can get a couple hundred urls per second fairly consistently with private proxies, although I don't really worry about speed a terrible amount. But like compared to the gscraper analogy above, I can double that at 12,000 urls a minute per instance. However its not really a competition, scrapebox does 100 times what gscraper can do and at the end of the day, once you get your issue squared away you can harvest reasonably fast.

    I can easily pull down over 100 million urls with private proxies in a weeks time, with only 1 instance of scrapebox. So then I can't even post or deal with that many in a week, so then I run into an entirely different issue.

    Try the above and adjust course.
     
  18. HelloInsomnia

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    It's not a competition but I do have to say that after using Scrapebox for 4 years and then using Gscraper now to scrape I get much faster results. I don't know how the guy above gets 5-6000 urls per minute but on the VPS I host it on I can get 33k per minute on advanced footprints and I've gotten up to 110k per minute on normal footprints. I've scraped over 100 million results in a day with Gscraper and about 40 million in a day with more advanced footprints.

    Scrapebox is way better overall and cheaper. With Gscraper you need the proxy service which is more per each month than Scrapebox costs and you realistically need to host it on a vps with about 2 gigs of ram so that's another cost as well. But if you just need raw scraping power then I have to say that Gscraper wins. You could run multiple Scrapebox's but the cost to buy the private proxies to out-scrape Gscraper would cost more than the Gscraper proxy costs.