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What kind of proxies do you suggest?

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by toughtrasher, Apr 4, 2012.

  1. toughtrasher

    toughtrasher Senior Member

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    I'm on a budget of only spending $5/month on proxies (I don't have lots of money on PayPal, understand okay? :D)

    I'm on the fence of buying either 4 private anonymous proxies from a seller here on BHW for $5 a month, or spending $5/month on anonymous fresh proxies but are not private.

    I intend to use these mostly for ScrapeBox and I want good proxies to help with success rates and preventing bans.

    Help me out. :)
     
  2. thachcaodotcom

    thachcaodotcom Junior Member

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    I'm on $5 Linux VPS in EU with 20 TOR instances. It works, time respond from US <5s. Fresh IPs every 10m.
    For scraping only, you can you free proxies, set of 300 work for few days, then need to be updated
     
  3. toughtrasher

    toughtrasher Senior Member

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    Yes, but people also tell me free proxies are bad and crap.
     
  4. herpa

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    you should test them for yourself, they are not that bad
     
  5. toughtrasher

    toughtrasher Senior Member

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    Test what? The free proxies? I have and still do, no ban reports yet.
    It just seems like they are temporary use only and are weak proxies.

    Private premium sounds great but I can only afford $5/month :D
     
  6. Nigel Farage

    Nigel Farage BANNED BANNED

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    I think the premise of the question is ridiculous. If you can "afford" $5.00, but "can't afford" $10.00, $20,00, $30.00, you got serious problems in your head. It's a business expense, aka "overhead". You don't just arbitrarily decide you can't work an extra 15 minutes a month in order to double your "proxy budget". $5.00 is chump-change, and they call it chump-change for a reason because the people that worry about it are chumps. And this is IM, which is about making money and not being a chump.

    Your chump-like qualities cannot exist in this IM environment, and you are going to have to lose them, not only for yourself, but also for the rest of us because your chumpiness is creating a rent in the space-time continuum and if you do not evolve there will be a matter/anti-matter explosion and the only thing that will be left in the aftermath is a half-smoked cigar and a newspaper clipping.

    It's a BUSINESS EXPENSE, and you don't make arbitrary decisions about what your budget is, you pay what the business demands. You adjust the whole system to accommodate your necessary expenditures; you don't cripple the whole business in order to meet your budget.

    This is no different than some factory deciding they aren't paying any more than "X" amount for electricity, and as soon as they reach that amount, they shut off the lights and try to make money without power. It's just dumb. Dumb thinking creates dumb results. You could stand on the road with a cardboard sign that says "TOO DUMB TO WORK, PLEASE HELP ME PAY MY RENT" and you'd be able to quadruple your monthly proxy budget in about 2 hours. Not that I'm saying you are dumb. Well, not really. What you are doing sounds pretty dumb though, and like Forrest Gump's mama always said "Stupid is as stupid does." and well I've pretty much said all I need to say about that. Like what that guy said the other day "If you plant corn, you get corn." which in this case means if you make dumb business decisions you get ridiculous situations like the one you just described in the OP.
     
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  7. toughtrasher

    toughtrasher Senior Member

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    Look bro. What the hell's your problem? You don't think there's such things as poor people? You think everyone in this freaking forum is rich?
    There are people in this forum that are either TOO POOR or TOO CHEAP to buy a website and hosting. I know because I've been here longer than you. I've seen people not even able to buy the $2 social bookmarks, and you're going to call me dumb because I'm not buying the $10+ proxies? Get around the damn forum first before you barge into people's threads calling them dumb.
    I bet you haven't even seen the threads that ask for methods that are FREE. It's a BUSINESS EXPENSE, and you don't make arbitrary decisions about what your budget is, you pay what the business demands. So you're saying poor guys (look around the forum, idiot) can't earn money because of business demands? I'm not completely poor, but I don't have that much money either. And I'm a minor.
    You're the dumb one here because you don't even know what this forum is about. It's about making money, I'm sure. And people only come here to MAKE MONEY, not PAY what the business demands.

    Thank you for your thread-stealing. :)

    May the thread revive please.
     
  8. wengthemeng

    wengthemeng Regular Member

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    If you can make the free proxies work for you and don't mind the cons that are associated with them, I don't see why you can't go the free route. However, if you want the best results and success rates, private proxies are the only way to go, especially for Scrapebox. Scrapebox is a moneymaker when used right. You'll be able to invest on more private proxies, if need be, as you gain income. And regarding Nigel's response, don't mind him. He doesn't understand what it means to only have $5 a month to spend on proxies.
     
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  9. silentthunder

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    Depends on the activity Dude. Free proxies for scraping and other "grunt work" if u don't mind spending a little more extra time. Private proxies for posting and other sensitive work. Simple. :)
     
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  10. toughtrasher

    toughtrasher Senior Member

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    Thank you, you've earned my rep and Thanks.
    I haven't gotten ahold of making more money with Scrapebox yet.. I've just been creating Web 2.0's for my MNS and blasting those out for higher quality backlinks.. I still haven't made money.

    Thanks for this. Free proxies are alright, it's just the majority of them are slow-medium speed and I am getting about 50% and lower success rates for blog commenting.

    I may invest in shared proxies, but I'll get 10 shared proxies for $5. Is this good?
     
  11. kingtana

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    Definitely be careful with posting, just wouldn't recommend posting without private proxies. As far as scraping goes, you might be pleased to know that a very prominent member here supports using private proxies for this purpose also. You could definitely save money if you are using them for both posting and scraping. Check it out...

     
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  12. toughtrasher

    toughtrasher Senior Member

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    Thanks for this great post. Refer me to the thread providing the private proxies please. :)
    I'm on low-budget so I'll need all the cheap-ness I can get :D
     
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    I use yourprivateproxy, unfortunately no private proxies are really cheap. You can get 1 for $10 over there. They are really good though.

    If you are going to post with your proxies, you just can't afford having your ip address leak if one of your shared proxies fail. That could land you in some deep stuff with your isp if they get complaints for your blackhat usage.

    In your situation, i think i would just go with 1 Elite private proxy until you can get more.
     
  14. toughtrasher

    toughtrasher Senior Member

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    I'll be using ScrapeBox, the proxies will rotate and my IP won't be shown unless I don't have the proxies going on.
    I don't think 1 private proxy will do me any good.
     
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    you can check hxxp://privateproxyreviews_com first..
     
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    Thanks, but they only review the expensive ones.
    I was thinking of buying 4 proxies from IPXPRT.
     
  17. nairb

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    Private proxies are definitely expensive, but it's truly a necessary expense if you want to exploit SB for all it's worth.

    That being said, I have found that you can do a LOT with just the free proxies that SB will harvest for you. They can be used to expand keyword lists, harvest URLs, and harvest from custom footprints (but keep in mind that not all publicly available proxies are capable of carrying out custom footprint search queries in Google [i.e. inurl:XXX intitle:YYY]). So my point is, if you have already purchased SB, you have a great tool at your disposal for no additional expenses. To really get the most out of SB, though, you will need to invest in some private proxies, sometimes even elite anon proxies which can be significantly costly.

    I hope that tidbit warrants me the opportunity to expand your initial question (rather than just jacking this thread to get my own questions answered :D), but I would like to ask BHW about what proxies are best to use for different ScrapeBox functions.

    What kind of proxies are best for the following:
    Posting (I know, private - but specifically anonymous, high anon, elite and why?)
    Checking PR
    Checking Google Indexed
    Grabbing emails from URLs / Grabbing comments from URLs
    Various Addons (such as Alive Check, Blog Analyzer, Link Extractor, Outbound Link Checker, etc.)

    I'd really appreciate an explanation of what type of proxies to use for these functions and if possible the reason(s) why.
     
  18. utuxia

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    Are you using shared private proxies for this, or exclusive private proxies??