1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Scrapebox - What's the gain? I don't get it...

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO Tools' started by Ambassy, Nov 24, 2011.

  1. Ambassy

    Ambassy BANNED BANNED

    Joined:
    Apr 13, 2011
    Messages:
    642
    Likes Received:
    165
    I got scrapebox myself and although I've used it a lot I still don't get what the point is. I mean every single blog is nofollow, therefore I don't see how scrapebox blasts will increase my SERP?
    I'd appreciate if someone will clarify me on this matter.
     
  2. Diplomat

    Diplomat Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

    Joined:
    Oct 25, 2011
    Messages:
    966
    Likes Received:
    457
    Home Page:
    I really don't use it for blog posting anymore, but I'm using it's tools like harvester, proxy harvester + other addons. It's a really nice software and it can do many great things :)
     
  3. Ambassy

    Ambassy BANNED BANNED

    Joined:
    Apr 13, 2011
    Messages:
    642
    Likes Received:
    165
    I agree 100% and I use it for proxy checking, addons, scraping etc. But I don't see what the point of all these scrapebox blast services is.
     
  4. mootonandy

    mootonandy Supreme Member

    Joined:
    Jun 21, 2010
    Messages:
    1,274
    Likes Received:
    241
    Apparently nofollow does give a small amount of juice.
     
  5. madoctopus

    madoctopus Supreme Member

    Joined:
    Apr 4, 2010
    Messages:
    1,252
    Likes Received:
    3,518
    Occupation:
    Full time IM
    Well you have to keep in mind it was launched in a time when blog comments worked more or less. Obviously n0f0llow comments don't do s#it for your SERPs. Many people (newbies) wanted a simple tool so they would feel they're doing something. SB was the tool and it has been very popular because of it's ease of use. In practice n0f0llow comments are a waste of time but then again this is what a lot of the noobs do - waste their time and pray to got hoping for a miracle. Comments are not of much help however SB is more than a comment poster. I think for $50 or whatever it costs it's worth the money. It is even useful for posting comments as long as you stay targeted to a specific topic (not spam on every blog and post, like a blind monkey) and if you use your own lists of d0f0llow blogs. It even has addons and some of them come in handy for certain tasks.

    Basically a tool is just a tool. You don't rise in SERPs because of a tool. Maybe you could have in 2005-2008 but not these days. You need to have a plan and know what you're doing. Then, maybe you can look at the tools and see if any of them helps in any way. Lots of people just waste their time and money - i've seen countless threads on forums titled "I have $X what tools should I buy?". You don't buy or build tools because others do or because you have a budget. You do it because you need them.
     
    • Thanks Thanks x 6
  6. Ambassy

    Ambassy BANNED BANNED

    Joined:
    Apr 13, 2011
    Messages:
    642
    Likes Received:
    165
    Just what I wanted to hear. Thanks for the great reply.
     
  7. Beholder

    Beholder Newbie

    Joined:
    Aug 28, 2010
    Messages:
    10
    Likes Received:
    0
    With learning mode poster you can post your links to many different platforms. Not only nofollow blogs.
     
  8. blackfairy

    blackfairy Regular Member

    Joined:
    Sep 5, 2010
    Messages:
    286
    Likes Received:
    403
    Location:
    Germany
    I'm sorry but this is untrue. How comes I've got sites with nofollow links only that are ranking quite good?
    Don't believe all those Matt Cutts lies, this guy is full of shit and many people already proved him wrong. Of course nofollow links aren't as powerful as d0f0llow links, I'm not denying that. But they are far from being useless.
    It's also a bit too obvious if a site has d0f0llow links only, that's not what I would call a natural looking link building. So adding a few nofollow links is always a good idea.
     
    • Thanks Thanks x 1
  9. IllegalLive

    IllegalLive Newbie

    Joined:
    Jul 17, 2011
    Messages:
    40
    Likes Received:
    8
    I used to believe that comment spamming has become useless and uneffective. But as always don't always believe what's beeing told. The only way to find out is testing, testing, testing...

    Over the last few months I did a test with trying to rank a site on a high competition german keyword. I used a wordpress.com subdomain (one-pager/litttle on-site SEO) and blasted it with a set of 5 different anchors on mostly english blogs (mostly nofollow with high OBL) on a semi-regular basis. I did the blasts about two months ago, then stopped for a while and when I noticed the wordpress subdomain entered the top 10 I started again.

    Actually I didn't believe this would work - as I also have a highly optimized domain for that keyword with few quality links and lots of content, which I am unable to rank for that keyword.

    So what's the learning for me. Scrapebox blasts still do have some effect. Note: The domain authority of wordpress might have an effect, as blasts might be more tolerated and Google might expect comment-links to be natural for wordpress blogs.

    I still would not recommend blasting your money site directly especially if it is new, but I had good experience with pushing sites that link to you.
     
  10. ewandy

    ewandy Junior Member

    Joined:
    Aug 14, 2009
    Messages:
    198
    Likes Received:
    67
    Occupation:
    In case ish Advisor
    Location:
    In Darkness
    I personally never use SB directly on my MS. And if you are a bit smart you can still find do follow platforms to post. Also SB has a learning feature where you can teach him how top post on different stuff. Because most blogs are no follow then i only use it as tier2-3 in my backlinking campaigns, also it can be used to get sites indexed. My 2cents.
     
  11. decibelgr

    decibelgr Newbie

    Joined:
    Oct 17, 2010
    Messages:
    48
    Likes Received:
    7
    Buy something else... sweetnfunny will stop supporting it now.

    The last update will be released next week and it will be the last!
     
  12. xpleet

    xpleet Regular Member

    Joined:
    Jan 18, 2010
    Messages:
    377
    Likes Received:
    327
    Location:
    Morocco
    Source ?
     
  13. cloakndagger

    cloakndagger Power Member

    Joined:
    Oct 31, 2010
    Messages:
    613
    Likes Received:
    173
    The amount of pr4-5 do follow blogs I find with scrapebox is crazy.Also mass posting still works quite well.Scrapebox is a must have piece of kit.
     
  14. blackfairy

    blackfairy Regular Member

    Joined:
    Sep 5, 2010
    Messages:
    286
    Likes Received:
    403
    Location:
    Germany
  15. trevorhoang

    trevorhoang Power Member

    Joined:
    Mar 28, 2011
    Messages:
    711
    Likes Received:
    114
    Occupation:
    manager
    Location:
    canada

    phew!! my heart dropped a bit after i read that. lol thnx for clerifying.

    i use sb every day and every nite. my poor laptop is like an over worked slave. i have 2 instances of SB running right now and my comp cant do anything else except chat on BHW.

    as mentioned, the addons are great. i use the rapid indexer a lot. i also still do comment blasts to AA blogs. i havent seen much results yet but seo is a long term run.

    everyone has their own educated guess on backlink strategies to rank websites. its tough to believe everyone because you find contradictions in everyone. best way is to test things out for yourself.
     
  16. kez1000

    kez1000 Supreme Member

    Joined:
    Jul 24, 2009
    Messages:
    1,420
    Likes Received:
    1,349
    Location:
    UK
    are you scrapebox for anything else but Commenting. I had it when it first came out around 2009
    When Blog Comment spam was highly effective but now i use it for scraping etc.

    It is a very good tool and every marketer should have it in their arsenal of SEO tools
     
    Last edited: Nov 25, 2011
  17. jascoken

    jascoken Senior Member

    Joined:
    Nov 1, 2010
    Messages:
    1,135
    Likes Received:
    751
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    IT/Web Systems & Development...
    Location:
    Sussex:UK
    Harvesting/Scraping is the main use for it now...

    Commenting has gone the way of the dodo to all intents and purposes. Even massive runs of SB (to good quality lists as well) fail to even sufficiently aid in indexing, let alone adding juice in my recent experience.

    Great for harvesting:'Past it' for posting!
     
  18. Beholder

    Beholder Newbie

    Joined:
    Aug 28, 2010
    Messages:
    10
    Likes Received:
    0
    It is still great for posting. If you know how to use learning mode poster and where to post your links, you can rank for medium difficult keywords using only SB.
     
  19. GoldenGlovez

    GoldenGlovez Moderator Staff Member Moderator Jr. VIP

    Joined:
    Mar 23, 2011
    Messages:
    773
    Likes Received:
    1,832
    Location:
    Taiwan
    Home Page:
    Such misinformation in this post. Blog comments are still worth having to diversify your link building strategies. While they do not hold as much power as they used to, you would be wrong to say they are useless.
     
  20. softtouch2009

    softtouch2009 Senior Member

    Joined:
    Dec 2, 2009
    Messages:
    1,016
    Likes Received:
    229
    Occupation:
    Programming
    Location:
    ssdnet.biz
    Home Page:
    You are a liar. That is definitely NOT true!
     
    • Thanks Thanks x 1