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Damn you David! I thought I had shared it first :). Aren't you supposed to be out drinking and having fun?
It was raining in Philly at the time, so stuck inside :) I randomly saw it on Twitter. It's the best post of its kind I've ever read.
Thanks for posting this up David, I appreciate it man.
I hope the work and effort you put into this is well rewarded.
Note: This Advanced Guide to using Scrapebox "will blow your fucking mind", in his words. :P
LOL ended up here (http://www.jacobking.com/seo-assholes) after that post, even better :)
decent guide, although it just scratches the surface of what SB can do and its capabilities. Even as a whitehat I am a huge fan of Scrapebox it has a ton of amazing features particularly great for sorting HUGE lists etc. there should definitely be a disclaimer on this however. constantly running queries for footprints will blacklist your IP and even throttle your queries through google.com or possibly worse. if you run 100's of queries per second it could even get reported to your ISP and cause some trouble that way. this is definitely not a tool for novices and I would strongly recommend reading up thoroughly before you ever even touch this tool.
Thanks Patrick, but I disagree with you on the disclaimer ^^
Way over the top.
Proxies are a must for using Scrapebox and if you don't have them, you will not be banning any IPs or getting reported to any ISPs. You will just be confused and wondering why Scrapebox isn't working.
When it comes to harvesting from Google through proxies, the only risk I have ever encountered is getting a few of the proxies banned.
If you want to be extremely safe then install Scrapebox on a VPS. Scrape on people.
Yup, I use 10 proxies for $10... rinse every week.
Where did you get a deal like this at?
http://instantproxies.com/ the quality isn't great, which is why i'd rinse after a week. but still...cheap!
Absolutely, and that is my point exactly. IF you scrape with no proxies you are going to get throttled, it happened just last week to a new kid in my office who was "playing around" and people were looking around wondering why "Google isn't working."
harvesting for proxies is way different than running automated queries for dozens of keywords (again, with no proxies)
using Scrapebox with proxies is safe as can be, but in novice hands you just don't know.
Honestly this can't be stressed enough, SB is a tool just like any other on the net. Use it for good and it makes life easier, if you don't know how to use it SB can cause alot of problems. Namely IP banning, horrible spam comments, etc. Seriously do your research this guide is the best most recent guide out on the subject and you will be amazed at the things SB can do with the only limitation being your imagination. Jacob great post and I've been going through it even though I've used SB for the past 2.5 yrs
Hey Lloyd thanks dude.
I 100% agree with you, the power is derived from the tool and the operator << bold, italic, underline!!!
confused..Can anyone simply say what is Scrapebox???
There's a long way ahead of you mate :) Read the article. Knowing how to deal with Scrapebox is a valuable knowledge, I assure you.
This is awesome, saved for weekend reading :)
Ive been using it for a while, I had a friend who is a web dev and black hat he showed me some uses from Scrape Box. some of the white hat capabilities I am surprised are not in white hat software as yet. Best thing I use it for is if I need to check like 50k links quickly.
very nice post!!