No, you can use scrapebox sole with public proxies. Free public proxy sources come included with scrapebox, as well as the ability to add your own free sources. If you choose to purchase proxies, scrapebox will work with those as well.
You will get a much better speed with paid private proxies. You will know 100% that you are always anonymous. You will have stable reliability. Overall you will have a better experience when using many aspects of scrapebox with paid proxies.
Scrapebox has a proxy harvester, where it will go and scrape proxies from websites for you. It comes included with some sources, but more importantly it gives you the option to add your own custom sources.
In the Select Engines & Proxies section click:
Manage Proxies -> Harvest Proxies -> Add Source
You can add both HTTP and SOCKS proxy sources.
Proxy sources must be a regular web page that lists proxies and does not require a login. For instance, if the list is contained in a flash popup or a downloadable list it won't work. Only a regular HTML style web page will work.
Additionally the proxies have to be updated on the very url you specify. So if you specify a home page of a site that lists new proxies, if the newest proxies are listed on the home page it will work. If the proxies are listed on new sub pages of the site, scrapebox will Not spider the site to find the pages with the proxies. So you need to find a static url that is updated.
Yes scrapebox can use SOCKS proxies, but you need to append a S to the beginning of each proxy. Like
The way that you format proxies is like this:
No, scrapebox lacks the elements to support and function with HTTPS proxies.
In some cases scrapebox will not use proxies even if the use proxies box is checked. This is because some elements have no need for proxies and it would only slow things down. To this end this FAQ shows you what elements will and will not use proxies if the use proxies box is checked.
That is to say, I am going to assume the the use proxies box IS checked, below will tell you if scrapebox will ignore that, or if it will use the proxies.
Main Scrapebox GUI:
Fast Poster - Proxies are used
Slow Poster - Proxies are used
Manual Poster - Proxies are used
Link Checker - Proxies not used
RSS Ping - Proxies are used
Email Grabber - Proxies are used
Link Extractor - Proxies are used
Mass Url Shortner - Proxies are used
Fake PR Checker - Proxies are used
Rapid Indexer - Proxies not used
Backlink Checker - Proxies are used
Dofollow Test - Proxies are not used
Dofollow/Nofollow Check - Proxies are used
Blog Analyzer - Proxies are used
Malware Addon - Proxies are used
Alive Check - Proxies are used
Google Image Grabber - Proxies are used
WhoIs Scraper - If you have SOCKS proxies they are used, HTTP proxies are not used
Sitemap Scraper - Proxies are not used
Google Competition Finder - Proxies are used
Page Scanner - Proxies are used
Alexa - Proxies are used
Outbound Link Checker - Proxies are Not used
Automator - If you set it up in the job then they are used
Article Scraper - Has the option to turn use of proxies on or off
Rank Tracker - Has the option to turn use of proxies on or off
When using the poster, if a proxy fails, will scrapebox attempt to use another proxy to post that comment?
When using fast poster for instance, if you are posting to a list of urls, and a proxy fails on any given url, scrapebox will skip that url. It will not automatically attempt to retry that url with a different proxy.
Part of the reasoning for this is that proxies don't give proxy specific error codes. If they don't work they can give the same error codes that a website url will give if it doesn't work. So Scrapebox has no way of knowing if it was the proxy or the website that failed. So if scrapebox kept hammering the urls thru different proxies it would exponentially slow scrapebox down in posting.
This is why its important to use quality proxies when posting, failing to do so can dramatically lower your success rates. Also you can always export failed and then repost to failed list.
After a lot of testing, we found that the best place to get shared proxies for scrapebox is from Buy Proxies.
For light use I would go with their 10 proxies pack, or for heavy use the 50 proxies pack is such a bargain I would grab that.
BuyProxies – The offer both shared and private proxies but for the cost I love their shared proxies.
By default the keyword scraper does not use proxies.
If you would like to use proxies in the keyword scraper, this article explains how:
Firstly shut down scrapebox. Then go into your main scrapebox folder, then into the configuration folder, then edit scrapebox.ini.
Under the [Advanced] section, find this line
0 on the end means its disabled, to use proxies change it to 1, so it would be
Then SAVE the ini file, and then launch scrapebox.
If you do not have that line in your ini, then you can add it under the [Advanced] section, or just update scrapebox by downloading the latest package, found here:
You can download scrapebox from here:
This will force scrapebox to use proxies with the keyword harvester. Generally you don't need proxies as most places will not ban your IP, but bear in mind if you add in non working proxies into scrapebox, the keyword scraper won't work either.
If you tick off:
Use loaded proxies - uses proxies that you paste in the proxies box in the main window of scrapebox
Auto harvest proxies - harvests proxies from google automatically
Use selected sources - uses the sources you have selected in the main scrapebox proxy harvester
Use proxies from file - uses proxies from a file you specify
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