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Scrapebox Proxy Sources List

Proxy Harvester - ScrapeBox

Proxy Harvester – ScrapeBox

If you need to find and test proxies, then ScrapeBox has a powerful proxy harvester and tester built in. Many automation tools including ScrapeBox have the ability to use multiple proxies for performing tasks such as Harvesting Urls from search engines, when Creating Backlinks, or Scraping Emails just to name a few.
Many websites publish daily lists of proxies for you to use, you could manually visit these sites and copy the lists in to another tool and test them, then copy the list of working proxies to the tool you finally want to use them in… But the ScrapeBox Proxy Manager offers a far simpler solution. It has 22 proxy sources already built in, plus it allows you to add custom sources by adding the URL’s of any sites that publish proxies.
Then when you run the Proxy Harvester, it will visit each website and extract all the proxies from the pages and automatically remove the duplicate proxies that may be published on multiple web sites. So with one click you can pull in thousands of proxies from numerous websites.
Next the proxy tester can also run numerous checks on the proxies you scraped. There’s options for removing or only keeping proxies with specific ports, keeping or removing proxies from specific countries, you can mark proxies as socks and you can also test private proxies which require a username and password to authenticate.
Also the proxy tester is multi-threaded, so you can adjust the number of simultaneous connections to use while testing and also set the connection timeout. It also has the ability to test if proxies are working with Google by conducting a search query on Google and seeing if search results are returned.
This way you can filter proxies for use when harvesting URL’s from Google.
Or you can use the “Custom Test” option, which you can see here on the configuration settings. Where you can add any URL you want the proxy tester to check against such as Craigslist, and specify something on the webpage to check for to know if the proxy is working such as a unique piece of text or HTML.
Once the proxy testing is completed, you have numerous options such being able to retest failed proxies, retest any proxies not checked so you can stop and re-start where you left off at any time or you can highlight and retest specific proxies. You also have the ability to sort proxies by all fields like IP address, Port number and speed.
To clean up your proxy list when done you can filter proxies by speed and only keep the fastest proxies, keep only anonymous proxies or keep only Google passed proxies. Then when done they can be saved to a text file or used in ScrapeBox.
When done the Proxy Tester can even send you an email to let you know your proxies are ready!
Also many users have setup ScrapeBox as a dedicated proxy harvester and tester by using our Automator Plugin. With this ScrapeBox can run in a loop around the clock harvesting and testing proxies at set time intervals and saving the good proxies to file so there’s fresh proxies always available for ScrapeBox and their other internet marketing or SEO tools.
How to find and add new Proxy Sources to ScrapeBox

How to find and add new Proxy Sources to ScrapeBox

Scrapebox by default comes preloaded with its own internal proxy sources which can be used to harvest proxies from,
but considering just how popular Scrapebox is, they are nearly useless.
The fact is that those same proxy sources are being used by thousands of people every single day so
valuable proxies from those sources quickly become exhausted or temporarily blacklisted from
Google if such proxy is making excessive queries to their servers – Error 302(IP Blocked).
In order to avoid those errors and become more efficient at using Scrapebox,
you should consider adding new proxy sources to Scrapebox
that are not currently used by other Scrapebox users.
Unfortunately finding proxy lists isn’t easy as many proxy list providers
nowadays have “disguised”
their proxies in a way that prevents software such as Scrapebox from reading them.
Strategies like using Javascript to display
proxies – will confuse Scrapebox
as it can’t make sense of that, however it will make sense to your browser which will render it to your screen as:.
A proxy must appear exactly as 212:32. 56. 126:8080 in order for Scrapebox to be able to read it.
What this means is that Scrapebox can only harvest proxies from such pages that haven’t bothered protecting their proxies.
Here are just a couple of such proxy lists:
An easier way of finding new proxy lists is by using Google. For example, by constructing a query that narrows down your results
to only files and certain proxy keywords or common port numbers should return some good results
filetype:txt free proxy lists
filetype:txt “8080” “3128” “80”
Add new Proxy Source
To add a new proxy source to Scrapebox, open the Proxy Manager and then click on Harvest Proxies.
Once there, click Add source button and select By typing the url.
Type in or paste some URL which Scrapebox should use when harvesting proxies.
Newly added proxy source(if checked) will be used everytime you harvest proxies through Scrapebox.
Scrapebox Proxies

Scrapebox Proxies

Do I have to buy proxies to use scrapebox?
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.
What advantage does paid proxies have over public proxies?
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.
Does scrapebox come with proxies to use?
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.
How do I add my own custom proxy 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.
When are proxies used and not used by Scrapebox?
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.
Where can I get Scrapebox shared proxies?
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.
Does the scrapebox keyword scraper use 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:
How can I choose to use proxies in the keyword scraper?
Firstly shut down scrapebox. Then go into your main scrapebox folder, then into the configuration folder, then edit
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.
What do the various proxy check boxes in the ScrapeBox custom harvester do?
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
Where can I get Scrapebox private proxies for 2017?
After much testing we have found that the best private proxy provider is:
My Private Proxy
They provide robust, solid proxies that have never failed us. They have unlimited bandwidth and they provide great customer service. They are simply the best provider in 2017 that is out there when it comes to scrapebox proxies.
Updated 5-12-2017

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