Semi Private SOCK Proxies:
Their main features are no limits on bandwidth/threads, Instant Proxy Replacement once per month, and User:Pass authorization if you are on a dynamic ip. If you go with BlazingSEO, I recommend that you go with US for location.
This way you can order a few unique cities for posting, so all of your IP traffic isn’t bad from one location. The US located ip’s are the cheapest per proxy as well.
Semi Private Proxy Cost:
5 for $2.50/monthly
10 for $5.00/monthly
Semi Private means 2 or 3 other users ( Like yourself ) will also be using these IP’s for SEO campaigns. There is a small chance the other users on that ip could get it banned on a domain. If you want a 100% private proxy, they only cost a few dollars more. Rotating proxies are really nice, because they switch out their ip address every 10+ minutes.
This way you have a really fresh supply of proxies with whatever you are doing. Though, for the average scrapebox user backconnect/rotating ones are overkill. They do offer a free 2 day trial if you want to see if they perform better.
The Google Passed Proxies
The above sources that are checked are the ones that were used for this test. You are welcome to use these, but would recommend you create a list on you own.
The Sources that come default on SB can pull some decent results but, Ive found creating a custom one saves an enormous amount of time. Just remember to look to see how many Google passed are coming from each new source you add. Removing any source that isn’t worth using resources on.
Filtering Out Slow Internet Protocol Addresses:
The Final Results
Scrapped successfully posted: 4608
Blazing SEO successfully posted: 5830 <<< Winner!
The list breakdown: List #5 That was an expanded list of a couple of domains that were auto-approving. I’ve been running that list for awhile using my semi-private proxies while testing gsa captcha breaker. It’s possible that those IPs got banned on one of those domains, from blasting them with 100’s of comments.
Overall, though, we had a 21% Gain in successful postings from just spending a few dollars on proxies. So there are some downsides but looking at the larger picture. If you are looking to get into automated link building, proxies will be well worth the money spent.
I would just use a combination of private and scrapped proxies. Using the paid ones for posting and other sensitive automation tasks. With how fast Google can ban an IP, it’s nice to have a large amount of them to burn when doing an extensive web scraping campaign.