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What Are The Risks With Scrapebox?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by macdonjo3, Jul 23, 2010.

  1. macdonjo3

    macdonjo3 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    What are the risks you take with Scrapebox? I herd it can ban your domain from Wordpress and BlogEngine comments? :0

    I also herd it could take you down in Google?

    How can you avoid these problems?

    Note: I use public, Scrapebox scraped proxies. Soon moving to private proxies once I start to make some $$$.
     
  2. Flurbuff

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    I believe if you use proxies and don't go overboard there isn't much risk. I try to think of everything in long term sense instead of short term gain. This way I don't feel the need to spam spam spam. I do a little each day on different projects. It's a snowball going downhill kinda thing.
     
  3. Bolo334

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    The risks are you waste your time.

    There's no way that it can take you down in the search engines. If that was the case then you could use it on your competitors. Google has publicly stated that there's nothing other people can do to get your website removed or dropped down hard. The most that can happen is those links are devalued.
     
  4. daddyfat

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    So no real risk?
     
  5. macdonjo3

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    I think this has happened to me. I had no warning at all. I am very disappointed with Scrapebox.
     
  6. bluegarden

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    scrapebox has nothing to do with your site being banned by Akismet.

    even if you comment manually, you would still be banned by Akismet if you use too many keywords on your name and you comment more than 100 blogs a day.
     
  7. macdonjo3

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    They didn't have a warning or anything. Actually they did have something to with it, they had the program that did it. Just grabbing my money and saying, have fun. :S
     
  8. MarketerMac

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    I'd bet you couldn't back that up w/ a direct quote from google. It's logical, but I don't believe google has ever commented on the topic.

    Also, the only real risk is a few angry blog owners and nothing happening.
     
  9. Bompa

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    That can be backed up with a quote, although a year or two ago, they
    changed it to "almost nothing". LOL I think you can find it with a search
    for: matt cutts "almost nothing a competitor can do to harm your ranking"


    I agree MarketerMac. If you comment properly, you will get more "thanks
    for your comment" than complaints, but you have to THINK! You have to
    be creative.

    Blaming Scrapebox is like blaming the gun when YOU shot yourself in your
    foot. Do guns come with warning labels? Come'on! If you are going to
    comment on blogs, it is YOUR job to research "blog commenting" , "blog
    spam", etc etc.

    Scrapebox implements some powerful techniques, research those things,
    learn what you are doing before you do it.

    Bompa
     
  10. macdonjo3

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    I am pretty sure it comes with a manual that starts off with dangers. Just like... hmmm a gaming console. Xbox 360, PS3, Wii, I have them all. They all came with some blah crap about playing too long can hurt your eyes in the manual. These are billion dollar companies that know what they are doing.
     
  11. moneymoguls

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    So what are the risks? I did a small wordpress blog blast of 2600 on one of my Blogger blogs and the next day it was unavailable and my Google account was locked. I had to do a verify to prove it was not a spam blog. The blogger blog was 2 years old.

    I used 25 email addresses, 25 names and 10 spinable comments with 5 -6 sentences. Maybe because I used the same domain even though I used all 5 deep links. I'm not sure though.

    Has anyone else had this happen before? Should I only do 100 comments per day?

    Any advise would certainly be appreciated!!!

    Let me just add this little tidbit: Do Not do blog commenting to create backlinks to Blogger. They will delete your account. They did this to me. The TOS says No commenting to promote your blogger blog.
     
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  12. mcgoohan6

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    I agree that you can't blame Scrapebox. I see Scrapebox as a tool. Right now I'm learning how to use it and I'm proceeding with a fair amount of caution.

    The first run that I did I was overzealous and I realized how spammy it looked. Since then, I'm working on my comments and trying to make them highly spinnable and very keyword focused. I'm not hitting a lot of sites (maybe 150 or so) at a time, but I'm hoping that the quality (only hitting page rank of 1 and above) will outweigh what I would have gained by blasting 1500 no ranked blogs with generic "Thanks for the post." comments.
     
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    "A Good Workmen Never Blames His Tools" ...

    The thing is, it's not the tool at hand, it's how you use it. So, my advice would be to just get familiar with its function, and start slowly and accurately. Once you've comfortable and seen some results with your techniques, step it up a gear.

    The idea of Google banning you would only be for one reason, because you're spamming. If you don't spam you won't get banned! So in other words, use healthy proxies and a sensible amount of comment posts.

    This way, you'll be safe.
     
  14. ronnie1984

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    Virus is a real risk you need to use a good antivirus or use it in the virtual environment (vmware etc)
     
  15. moneymoguls

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    I'm glad somebody brought up viruses. I got a bunch the other day while posting comments. Evidently there are some wordpress blogs with lots of trojan viruses on them. I had to use malwarebytes to remove them. They are a real PITA.

    I'm going to use sandboxie to protect my computer from any garbage that may be out there. It doesn't allow anything to make changes to your computer.
     
  16. !!aryan!!

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    no risk at all. if you spam tons of blog each day then you will definately get banned. but if you use it fairly then it will help you alot. i am using scrapebox to fetch top 1000 urls from google and yahoo. knowing the domain pr automatically and to order all list according to their pr. In Past 2 month i just posted my site link to just 30 sites and expecting pr 5 now for my site. Pr is not updated yet but i got around 4.8 mozrank which is clear indication for pr 5 :D
     
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    II'm finding some quite creative ways to use it.

    Scrapbox - out of the box (as it were)

    Spamming CPA links to sites. Getting quite a nice response as well. Slow but steady $2 first day, now averaging $5 a day. (so over $70 in the last two weeks) all for 1 hours work back at the beginning of July.

    It's paying for my SENuke subs. How's that for leveraging?

    Scritty