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Hi Everyone,

I've read various posts on WF and I've looked at the ScrapeBox.com site but I'm a bit confused - well, a lot confused to be honest.

Can anyone explain to me what exactly ScrapeBox does in 'dummy like' terms ?

I obviously know it is a tool for research and marketing but my head is spinning with all the marketing stuff I've read lately
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  • Profile picture of the author nossie
    1) you create big lists of blogs or other types of CMS sites using footprints.
    2) you can automatically comment on those lists of blogs (with your link)
    3) you can mass PING url's
    4) you can submit mass trackbacks

    Those are the main features. But you can do ALOT more advanced things
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  • Profile picture of the author ankur sharma
    It does lot of other stuff. But one of the main use is blog commenting.

    If you do blog commenting manually, it will take lot of time for you to post. However, scrapebox post like 100k comments in few hours. Obviously, these all comments will be spam.

    How it can do this? Scrapebox posts on various platforms. Like wordpress. 400,000 new posts arrive on web everyday which use wordpress.

    So, scrapebox go and create list of wp blogs in your niche. Then it post comment on all these blogs. Fraction of it got approved, but you get backlinks.

    This is basic function. Beside this, it helps in pinging (pinging = telling search engines, i made a post,comment)

    proxies - Obviously, whole wordpress world hates this. So, scrapebox change your IP address, so you do not get nuclear attack on your home.

    Beside, wordpress some other famous blog platforms are also used.

    Thats basic functions.
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    • Profile picture of the author Jane Newman
      Sounds great ...

      But if main feature is for blog commenting - is it worth buying if I already have Comment Kahuna and SEO Link Robot ?

      Also, sorry to ask this and please excuse my ignorance but what is:

      Mass Pinging (or even pinging) ?
      Submit Mass Trackbacks ?
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    • Profile picture of the author skibbz
      never heard of scrapebox before thanks for the info
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      • Profile picture of the author globalwebworks
        People who value tools like Scrapebox to help with SEO in particular or sorely misled in believing that it's gonna help. If you want to take a Black Hat approach to SEO and Linkbuilding and Brand yourself as a web spammer, I recommend using Scrapebox.

        Cheap tricks may work in the short terms but if you want to create sustainable website in terms of SERP rankings, focus on your websites content and give Google what they want. You will be rewarding time and time again.

        William
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        • Profile picture of the author Jane Newman
          Can it not be used in a white hat way, as a way of doing the research ?
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        • Profile picture of the author jazbo
          Sorry but that is completely and utterly untrue.


          Originally Posted by globalwebworks View Post

          People who value tools like Scrapebox to help with SEO in particular or sorely misled in believing that it's gonna help. If you want to take a Black Hat approach to SEO and Linkbuilding and Brand yourself as a web spammer, I recommend using Scrapebox.

          Cheap tricks may work in the short terms but if you want to create sustainable website in terms of SERP rankings, focus on your websites content and give Google what they want. You will be rewarding time and time again.

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          • Profile picture of the author Jane Newman
            Interesting - all the for's and against's ... mind boggling for a newbie ...

            Not fully understanding ScrapeBox, I thought it might be good for blog commenting - would I be correct in that thought ?

            I currently have Comment Kahuna - would SB be better than CK ?

            I've also heard of Blog Comment Demon - would ScrapeBox be better than BCD or vice versa ?
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        • Profile picture of the author HKSEO Rotzee
          Originally Posted by globalwebworks View Post

          People who value tools like Scrapebox to help with SEO in particular or sorely misled in believing that it's gonna help. If you want to take a Black Hat approach to SEO and Linkbuilding and Brand yourself as a web spammer, I recommend using Scrapebox.

          Cheap tricks may work in the short terms but if you want to create sustainable website in terms of SERP rankings, focus on your websites content and give Google what they want. You will be rewarding time and time again.

          William
          While I respect your opinion, and you can rank how ever you choose, I would suggest people to use grey hat tactics (like ScrapeBox) to ranks sites while better content is being written. These tactics work now, they worked years ago and will probably continue to work (At least for the next couple of years.)
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          • Profile picture of the author Jane Newman
            I don't want to use it in a black hat way, I just want it initially to get loads of blogs which I can manually comment on.

            Can anyone tell me if it does a massively better job than Comment Kahuna ?

            CK was a free piece of software and whilst I like the theory of what it does, I can't actually get it to pull up blogs which are specific enough to my comments (and links).

            If SB works way better than CK, then I'll buy into it.

            Any takers ?
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            • Profile picture of the author MikeFriedman
              Originally Posted by Jane Newman View Post

              I don't want to use it in a black hat way, I just want it initially to get loads of blogs which I can manually comment on.

              Can anyone tell me if it does a massively better job than Comment Kahuna ?

              CK was a free piece of software and whilst I like the theory of what it does, I can't actually get it to pull up blogs which are specific enough to my comments (and links).

              If SB works way better than CK, then I'll buy into it.

              Any takers ?
              No disrespect to Comment Kahuna (for a free piece of software, it is not bad), but it really does not even deserve to be mentioned in the same breath with Scrapebox. That's how far apart they are.

              Scrapebox definitely has a learning curve. I bought it and shelved it for a few weeks before I really realized the power I was sitting on. Since then though I use it every single day. Bought a second license because I use it so much.
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        • Profile picture of the author RevSEO
          Originally Posted by globalwebworks View Post

          People who value tools like Scrapebox to help with SEO in particular or sorely misled in believing that it's gonna help. If you want to take a Black Hat approach to SEO and Linkbuilding and Brand yourself as a web spammer, I recommend using Scrapebox.

          Cheap tricks may work in the short terms but if you want to create sustainable website in terms of SERP rankings, focus on your websites content and give Google what they want. You will be rewarding time and time again.

          William
          Don't mistake the fact that you can use Scrapebox as a blog commenting spamming tool with the fact that its not a valueable tool that can be used for Whitehat tactics.

          Its crap misinformation like this that scares people from experimenting with extremely valuable tools like Scrapebox. There's a ton of valuable tools built into Scrapebox that have nothing to do with anything black hat.

          You can process a hundred URLs pagerank, backlinks, and a variety of other important tasks in a matterof minutes. This would take close to a hundred hours of your time or someone elses time to get the same information.

          That's one small example, there's a hundred different data processing features that I use on a near daily basis.
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  • Profile picture of the author Kelly Verge
    Here's how I use it:
    1. A spammer tries to post a horribly bad spam post on my blog.
    2. I pull up his site in Yahoo Site Explorer and download the list of external backlinks.
    3. I drop this into Scrapebox to analyze his backlinks (often finding PR pages that are auto-approve).
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  • Profile picture of the author liza86
    Scrapebox is a great tool with lots of uses. The biggest use that I have for it is to scrape URL and sort them by PR which is done very quickly in just a matter of minutes.

    It is the best tool to do that. About posting comments, you will need to search for good footprints to find blogs that will allow your comments to stick. If you just scrape blindly and then post to 50k urls, you will get only like a 1 or 2% stick rate. Most wordpress blogs are no follow while most blog engine blogs are do follow.
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  • Profile picture of the author LMC
    Hey,


    You can go to this link, which has the videos that tutorialize how to use the software. Welcome to the real IM world if you do purchase. SB is one of the most useful IM products and if you are creative and relevant with it, it will do wonders.

    http://www.scrapebox.com/payment-received

    Don't listen to those that say it is a spamming tool, of course it is, but it's not the tool that is is spamming, it is the individual.

    You can use any automated task tool to spam, it's up to you to decide if it is worth it or not.

    FYI, the download link will not give you the software, the owner manually checks the licenses in conjunction with the Paypal transaction ID.
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    • Profile picture of the author Jane Newman
      Many thanks - I'll take a look ...

      Is there a money back guarantee with SB ?

      I've discounted buying xRumer so it is now between SB and Blog Comment Demon - anyone any comments on which is the best ?
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  • Profile picture of the author WebRank1
    There is no money back guarantee but really, you shouldn't even be thinking about a refund at that price.
    ScrapeBox is not about spamming blogs. Well, it is, however, if you limit yourself by using it solely for that purpose you are not to bright.

    The thing you can do with ScrapeBox, boy where do I begin, how about selling pre-made mobile websites to local business including highly targeted domain names?
    Let me calculate a quick one:
    Hosting+domain -$20
    Sending a few emails back and forth (2hrs x $20) -$40
    Selling the package for $300
    Profit: $240

    That is just one very easy method. There are many more like this one. Seriously, $57 for ScrapeBox? No brainer.

    Btw I am not affiliated with SB :p
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    • Profile picture of the author Jane Newman
      Well, I'm not the brightest these days, especially after having had a couple of strokes hence why I'm asking so much about the product SB.

      So in a nutshell, does ScrapeBox win hands down over Blog Comment Demon ?
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  • Profile picture of the author WebRank1
    With what I know about BCD I don't think you can compare the two, I believe BCD will only find blogs and you will have to manually comment but I am not sure.
    SB has tons and tons more possibilities and is $10 less than BCD.

    Perhaps the best thing to do is to go on youtube and search for videos on both softwares?

    Btw I wasn't criticizing you at all, any question is a valid question.

    Regards,
    Mark
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  • Profile picture of the author johnllino
    I've never used Scrape Box, but it sounds interesting! If you could post comments in just small amount of time in an auto approved sites that would be great! Thanks for the info!
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    • Profile picture of the author Jane Newman
      Cheers Mark - SB I really like the sound of ...

      I've checked out some SB video's already ...

      Do you know if you can manually add some comments to blogs using SB ?

      I've yet to watch BCD video's on YouTube but again, if anyone knows if you can over-ride it and add manual comments too that would be a great help.

      At the end of the day, I want to quicken up how I get backlinks but I don't want to go too fast and have everything refused - I would prefer to go a bit slower and get comments added but use software to do this to free up some time for me as I have loads of other types of promotion I need to do on my sites.

      Ideally, I'd like to automate as much as posssible but only to add value comments (not spam comments) but at the end of the day, as well as adding value to other peoples sites, I do want to build my backlinks.

      So, get as many backlinks in a good way as possible and also manually add some through either SB or BCD to add extra real value.

      Thanks too Tim, I missed your post before adding further to this thread - sounds great that as well as using SB in fully auto mode, you can also manually add comments to blogs as well - BRILLIANT !!!
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      • Profile picture of the author timpears
        Jane,

        Yes, sweetfunny has created an awesome product that does more than you can imagine. It isn't perfect, but (s)he keeps updating it and making it better.
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      • Profile picture of the author WebRank1
        Originally Posted by Jane Newman View Post

        Cheers Mark - SB I really like the sound of ...

        I've checked out some SB video's already ...

        Do you know if you can manually add some comments to blogs using SB ?

        I've yet to watch BCD video's on YouTube but again, if anyone knows if you can over-ride it and add manual comments too that would be a great help.

        At the end of the day, I want to quicken up how I get backlinks but I don't want to go too fast and have everything refused - I would prefer to go a bit slower and get comments added but use software to do this to free up some time for me as I have loads of other types of promotion I need to do on my sites.

        Ideally, I'd like to automate as much as posssible but only to add value comments (not spam comments) but at the end of the day, as well as adding value to other peoples sites, I do want to build my backlinks.

        So, get as many backlinks in a good way as possible and also manually add some through either SB or BCD to add extra real value.

        Thanks too Tim, I missed your post before adding further to this thread - sounds great that as well as using SB in fully auto mode, you can also manually add comments to blogs as well - BRILLIANT !!!
        Well Jane,

        Personally I use SB a lot to find high PR blog posts (not domains) and then manually comment on them using my browser.
        You can get up to 10 pr4+ backlinks per day easily if you choose to.

        Regards,
        Mark
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        • Profile picture of the author Jane Newman
          Mark, you've convinced me ...

          I'll head off and buy SB now - many thanks for your help and advice
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  • Profile picture of the author timpears
    If you have any moral issues regarding spam comments, then use the manual comment feature of Scrapebox. Scrapebox can find the blog pages to comment on, based on your keyword or what ever, and then you can write the comment manually.

    Obviously not as quick as letting Scrapebox do all the work, but a large part of the work, ie. finding the blog pages to comment on, is done for you very quickly.

    Anyone interested in buying it, you can get it at a discount at cheapskate - ScrapeBox and there is a lot of information on how to use it over at Black Hat Forum Black Hat SEO
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  • Profile picture of the author reviewmonsters
    We were looking at ScrapeBox, looks like a nice piece of software. We are first testing parallels so we can run it on our mac. Shame there is no mac version but for how easy it is to install boot camp, etc, its no huge deal breaker!
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    • Profile picture of the author Jane Newman
      Just one further thing before I buy SB - does it search larger numbers and better quality blogs than Comment Kahuna searches ?
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  • Profile picture of the author Big__Lebowski
    Hi Jane,

    use this link
    scrapebox.com/bhw
    and you will get SB for 57$
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    • Profile picture of the author Jane Newman
      Thanks for the link ...

      Has anyone in the forum used both Comment Kahuna and ScrapeBox ?

      Just wondering how you find SB compared with CK - does it work faster, better, gather more blogs for commenting on etc ... etc ... ?
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    • Profile picture of the author JayVance
      Originally Posted by Big__Lebowski View Post

      Hi Jane,

      use this link and you will get SB for 57$
      This link to provides the big discount as well.

      cheapskate - ScrapeBox
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  • Profile picture of the author Ultimately
    Jane, I think you answered your own question there - if you can't get CK to work as you intended it, then its worth exactly what you paid for it

    Scrapebox is an very powerful piece of software, there is a learning curve but there are plenty of resources out there to help you get to grips with it - some have been referred to in this thread. I have no doubt that if you spend the time required to become proficient in its use you will not regret paying for it. Ever.

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    As to comments from people with 3 posts who say it won't help your SEO efforts? They are deluded and ignorant - just ignore them. Poor quality information is rife on the internet in general and in our industry in particular. Others have already pointed you in the right direction, SB is merely a tool and if used responsibly you won't be penalized and your SEO can only benefit.

    Best of luck to you!
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    • Profile picture of the author soulpower
      i scrape therefore i am
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  • Profile picture of the author seoguru14
    These comments are dofollow or nofollow?
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  • Profile picture of the author Moneyerr
    scrape-box is generally a software by which you can get back-links which are of from various sites likes forums, blogs, articles etc any site that you harvest from scrape-box.
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  • Profile picture of the author Siddiq
    Scrape box is worthy tool, Mostly blackhaters use this tool, It help to scrape Auto-approved blogs to Do blog commenting, Ping URL, Harvesting, PR checker, and much more. the best tool to Use ...!
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    • Profile picture of the author Jane Newman
      Thank you everyone - your comments have been much appreciated
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  • Profile picture of the author FabianSmith
    Scrapebox allows you to scrape content from search engines and posts comments to blogs. It is responsible for a lot of blog spam.
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  • Profile picture of the author Shiva
    Scrapebox is very powerful software, helps you scrape anything and then it helps you do blog commenting!
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  • Profile picture of the author JSProjects
    Just to give you a look at the many uses of Scrapebox, here's a pretty obscure one.

    Yesterday I spent about 30 minutes with it and was able to create a footprint / technique that provides me with hundreds of fresh proxy sources, all updated within the last 24 hours. (This isn't via the proxy manager, but within the search harvester itself.)

    If you really dig in you can find PLENTY of uses. It really is a fantastic tool.
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  • Profile picture of the author PPV Guru
    Best for comments like everyone said. Just know that if you're using it for backlinks, you need a TON of comments a day for months at least for the backlinks to work well for you. Blog commenting isn't as powerful a backlink as it used to be.
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  • Profile picture of the author PPV Guru
    Not sure if it was said yet, but you'll be better off with senuke x if you want permanent backlinks that have more power and pass more power to your site.
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  • Profile picture of the author DIGITALCHAMELEON
    A software help you to do a lot of blog commenting, it makes your work easier and faster yet it compromises the quality of your work.
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    • Profile picture of the author PPV Guru
      Originally Posted by DIGITALCHAMELEON View Post

      A software help you to do a lot of blog commenting, it makes your work easier and faster yet it compromises the quality of your work.
      Exactly. Any time you need to use proxies to do the work, your quality reduces big time. You need to have real people submitting links manually to get the best results.
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  • Profile picture of the author suzane
    Scrapebox is a great tool with lots of uses. The biggest use that I have for it is to scrape URL and sort them by PR which is done very quickly in just a matter of minutes.
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    • Profile picture of the author Jane Newman
      Obviously a hefty piece of software - I've now purchased it and am going through the learning curve.

      Cheers All
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  • Profile picture of the author rosesmark
    Scrapebox is a software for automatic blog comment posting. Most see it as spam because some of the people that own it, well, spam. Their comments are not relevant or value-added.

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  • Profile picture of the author faceblogger
    There are some pretty good videos on youtube about ScrapeBox. They will be the best answer for your question. Just do a little search
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  • Profile picture of the author RMC
    Commenting has a very low value to improve your SERP (in my experience) because it is very easy to get backlinks (G knows that). Anyway if you are doing them a lot then you have to continue forever for baclinking speed reason otherwise you will be punished. But commenting is good for spreading your link patterns (also important) not for improving your SERPS.
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  • Profile picture of the author seoforu
    Scrapebox is a nice tool which can be extremely useful in the building of niche backlinks.
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  • Profile picture of the author webinsiders
    Hi Jane!

    In 'plain english'.. Scrapebox is basically software that will let you find blogs written on a particular niche/subject and then sort them by PR level (Google Page Rank) to find which have the highest PR (the higher the better). It will then proceed to automatically post comments to those blogs for you using text that you've written for it to post for you. In order to not post the exact same message to each of the blogs, it also lets you 'randomize' words and phrases so your comment seems different each time. By posting to hundreds of these 'high PR' blogs, you are also including your website URL linked in each comment which thus created a 'backlink' from that blog to your site. It is believed by many SEO specialists that the more backlinks you have to your site, the higher you will be ranked on Google. And the more backlinks you have that are coming from blogs that have a high PR number, the nicer Google is to you

    Obviously there's a lot more it can do, but that's the primary use.

    You can watch a great overview video on how it works here:
    Introduction to ScrapeBox

    Enjoy!
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  • Profile picture of the author MelissaRoss
    A lot has already been said and there is not much left to cover. I'm quite enthused to see different opinions when it comes to using scrapebox. For all the arguments and mudslinging, scrapebox is a tool you can use in whitehat seo or as a spamming agent for blackhat purposes.
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