Looks like Scroogle has bitten the dust

by UMS
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scroogle.org has been off air for a few days now and might not come back.

The domain name no longer exists in DNS and doing

site: scroogle.org

shows that it has been deindexed.
#bitten #dust #scroogle
  • Profile picture of the author RatRaceWatch
    It's a damn shame too... I used it about everyday, now it's really hard to tell accurate rankings without it. I use market samurai, firefox rank checker, and incognito google chrome, but I don't think they are anywhere near as accurate as scroogle.
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  • Profile picture of the author cagliostro
    Looks to me that Google has totally "lost it".
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    • Profile picture of the author penpoint
      Originally Posted by cagliostro View Post

      Looks to me that Google has totally "lost it".
      Why blame everything on Google? Could be an issue with their site or provider. Looks like they are on a 1&1 server and I've heard that 1&1 is notorious for temporarily shutting sites down that pull more bandwidth than they feel it should. Give it some time and see where it leads.
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  • Profile picture of the author Fraggler
    Google isn't causing the issue but a botnet attack which caused the servers to be taken down - apparently.

    http://images.encyclopediadramatica....RyanCleary.jpg

    What's interesting in that article is that he is highlighting the same issues Market Samurai were claiming but many people (who didn't understand how MS actually worked) didn't believe.
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  • Profile picture of the author MaverickUK
    I've never ever noticed ranking differences to Scroogle and the following method; let's say we're promoting a keyword in the US and this want to check US (.com) rankings - simply go to Google.com, enter your query and at the VERY END of the URL string add "&gl=us".

    I've had American friends check results for me and compared them using the above method and they always match. Try it of you aren't already aware of this method (obviously ensure there are no personalised results settings on too).
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    • Profile picture of the author UMS
      Originally Posted by MaverickUK View Post

      I've never ever noticed ranking differences to Scroogle and the following method; let's say we're promoting a keyword in the US and this want to check US (.com) rankings - simply go to Google.com, enter your query and at the VERY END of the URL string add "&gl=us".

      I've had American friends check results for me and compared them using the above method and they always match. Try it of you aren't already aware of this method (obviously ensure there are no personalised results settings on too).
      Even if you aren't logged into Google, they can still customise the results based on your previous searches.

      BTW, the easiest way to check Google US results outside the US is to go to

      google.com/ncr
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      • Profile picture of the author MaverickUK
        Originally Posted by UMS View Post

        Even if you aren't logged into Google, they can still customise the results based on your previous searches.

        BTW, the easiest way to check Google US results outside the US is to go to

        google.com/ncr
        I delete cookies and cache before hand, I never get personalised results after doing so and then using the &gl= tag. There are lots of different methods, but each to their own and all that!
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  • Profile picture of the author Thomas Strock
    I really hope it "comes back" as I do (like many others here) think that it is a lot more accurate than other rank checkers on Market Samurai, etc. Unfortunately though, it takes more time if you have a lot of keywords to check.
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  • Profile picture of the author yukon
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    All you need for a manual search is Chrome Incognito. I've been running Incognito for at least a year now, never disappoints & doesn't serve up personalized results.

    I do run CCleaner before running Incognito, to double check that no old cache or history is left behind.
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