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Day 269 – Scrapebox Runs

January 29th, 2010

As usual, busy with condo stuff and in the mean time trying to stick in some IM work…One of the things I did today was hire on 3 new people to do some trial articles…I’ve had 2 of them get back to me so far, we’ll see how well they fare.

One of my regular writers who is going to be off on vacation is now writing 15 articles/week for me rather than 35, and the other writer who had the Internet issues is still having trouble so I really need to get these new outsourcers up and working on my content so I can start pumping out sites again.

Besides that, I decided to put my proxies to use today to see if I can help boost up my CB sites which are performing abysmally…if you read my last comment though, you’ll see that apparently it’s not due to lack of hops, but due to people just not buying for some reason:

Anyway, I decided to run Scrapebox on 5 of my Clickbank sites that needed a boost..I didn’t do any trial/practice runs on sites I don’t care about, I just went right for the sites that needed it because after seeing the above screenshot, I just didn’t care(the sites were all over 6 months old btw)…here were the results:

1.  Run on 1st site

-harvested 400 sites to backlink
-after removing duplicate domains, got down to 274
-submitted using 10 exclusive proxies, 204 succeeded, 70 failed.
-Did a slower resubmit via the browser submit option which was available for 46 of the 70 failed submits, 26 succeeded here, 20 failed.
-Total = 235 succeeded / 39 failed = 83% success rate

2.  Run on 2nd site

-600 harvested
-187 after duplicates removed
-130 succeeded / 57 failed
-After browser re-submit = 154 succeeded / 33 failed = 78.6% success rate

3.  Run on 3rd site

-600 harvested
-161 after duplicates removed
-108 succeeded / 53 failed
-After browser re-submit = 127 succeeded / 34 failed = 73.3% success rate

4.  Run on 4th site

-600 harvested
-146 after duplicates removed
-91 succeeded / 55 failed
-After browser re-submit = 114 success / 32 failed = 72% success rate

5.  Run on 5th site

-600 harvested
-166 after duplicates removed
-111 succeeded / 55 failed
-After browser re-submit = 134 succeeded/ 32 failed = 76.2% success rate

I recorded the positions of the sites in the search engines for their keywords and the # of backlinks they had.  In the submissions, I made some of them under regular names and others were done where the name = my keyword, so I’ll see how that turns out.

Earnings For Today:

  • CB = $0
  • hops = 163
  • Adsense = $85.15


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  1. John
    January 29th, 2010 at 06:50 | #1

    Mike, a quick question about scrapebox.

    When you say you have a 76% success rate are you just talking about how many blogs you submitted comments on? I take it you left a generic comment, so surely very few of the comments will actually be approved, so your success rate will be much lower?

  2. Susan
    January 29th, 2010 at 07:15 | #2


    Hey I understand the frustration you have with CB. I seem to be having the same issue and will be working on backlinks today for some of my sites. I can’t wait to see how SB works for you. By the way how much GB do your proxies have?

  3. JR
    January 29th, 2010 at 12:32 | #3

    Mike, after you run a batch through scrapebox and it tells you that your posts are successful, are you then going back and running the link check? Scrapebox will go back and check each “successful” site to see if your link is actually appearing on the site. I’ve found that even though scrapebox reports that it’s xx% successful during the first run if I then go back and run a link check very few sites have actually posted the comment. Just wondering if you tested that. Maybe you are seeing better results because of the private proxies??

  4. Mikeman
    January 29th, 2010 at 13:57 | #4


    Ya, I’m talking about the number of comments that were successfully submitted via proxy, not the # approved. A 50% or higher success rate here is good.

    The # of approved will be lower.

    Writing comments that will get accepted is an art in and of itself…you’ve got to ask yourself, what kind of comment would I accept?



    My proxy service says they offer unlimited bandwidth on the proxies you purchase through them.


    I haven’t been running link check, I’m more of a macro guy, I eliminate a lot of useless steps. Checking to see which ones are appearing on the site is just “good to know” stuff..the bottom line is if a few days later your backlinks go up.

    Sometime down the road when enough time has gone by I’ll check my sites with SEO for Firefox to see if they have gone up, that’s the extent to which I’ll check.

    Ya, you’re going to have to get past the moderators on a lot of the sites, the success rate I mentioned is for just the submission, a lot of them are in moderation queue.

  5. JR
    January 29th, 2010 at 14:18 | #5

    I guess I was looking at it from the point of view of using scrapebox to generate comments on unmoderated or auto approval blogs because like you say… getting a generic comment to stick on a moderated blog is close to 0%. If most of the comments scrapebox reports as “successful” will not make it out of the moderation queue then running scrapebox to post comments becomes a useless step in and of itself. That was more what I was evaluating. And maybe like you say.. that evaluation really will come sometime down the road. Will be curious to see how it works for you.

  6. Peter (pacecom)
    January 29th, 2010 at 16:42 | #6

    JR, Take a look at the following URL and I think you will see your assumption is wrong: hxxp://www.blackhatworld.com/blackhat-seo/buy-sell-trade/129096-scrapebox-ultimate-serp-scraper-auto-blog-commenter-prstorm-mode-38.html#post1482449

    Remove the xx’s.


  7. Lee
    January 29th, 2010 at 18:30 | #7

    Like JR said, any comments that get approved are likely on unmoderated blogs that churn out spammy content on autopilot. This also means that your link will most likely sit beside hundreds of other links to viagra, cialis, penis enlargement, etc. from hundreds of other people who comment spam as well. IMO this will not hurt your rankings in any way, but will not help your rankings either. Google is pretty damn good at devaluing comment spam these days.

  8. Mikeman
    January 29th, 2010 at 22:12 | #8

    All I can say is read up on all the BHW Scrapebox threads, there are plenty of people having success with the program…

    You’ll also see my results in the next post.

  9. January 29th, 2010 at 22:50 | #9

    True dat, Mikeman.

  10. Mikeman
    January 30th, 2010 at 03:54 | #10

    @Peter (pacecom)

    Thanks for dropping the link Pete

  11. JR
    January 30th, 2010 at 17:38 | #11

    @Peter – Thanks for the link I’ll check it out.

    Mike, didn’t mean to upset the apple cart. 🙂 Just want you to know that I enjoy reading your blog and greatly appreciate all you share.

  12. Mikeman
    January 30th, 2010 at 20:15 | #12



  13. ozieoz
    April 19th, 2010 at 05:35 | #13

    Hi Mike,

    am very happy to join your blog and got some q for you .

    when i do my research for the keyword do i need to look at exact or phrase ?

    would you recommend going after .net ,.org. .us , etc domains or stick more with .com . i know you said in one of your post you don’t like adding a word to the beginning of the domain as it could hurt you seo?

    i have researched this keyword and chose it to be my first ad sense domain and need your feedback ( i have already done the research as far as competition and other factors. this one is more of a product niche focused

    “Baldwin Acrosonic Piano”

    Lastly , I wish you all success and above all this i wish you la aaaave


  14. April 30th, 2010 at 06:47 | #14

    Hey buddy, i am glad that you speak the truth and not some piece of crappy advice that doesn’t work anymore. For the past few days i have been trying to use ultimat wordpres comment spammer, and guess what ?
    Out of the 540 comments posted, none of the comments show up. What i did is i wrote 20 fresh comments and anchored the word “marriage” to one of my sites and posted them. Right now, i can’t see even 1 comment posted. Moreover, google has deindexed my url as well. Got any tips for me ?

  15. Mikeman
    April 30th, 2010 at 14:21 | #15


    Hmm, I can’t say anything about that program as I’ve never used it.. Check my read me though..a few Ezine Submissions, BLS and UAW works well for me.

  16. April 30th, 2010 at 19:16 | #16

    I’d guess it was your link velocity that got you de-indexed, or you hit a honeypot (a site that’s set up just to capture spammers and turn ’em in).

  17. jason
    May 18th, 2010 at 18:38 | #17

    Do you always blast straight on the money site or just the backlinks pointing to a money page ?

  18. June 9th, 2010 at 10:19 | #18

    hey.. thnx for sharing this interesting stat.
    You mentioned “10 exclusive proxies”. Can you pls tell me which service you use for proxies. Im on the look for scrapebox proxies… Do let me know of any good proxy service you know ..

  19. June 9th, 2010 at 22:29 | #19

    Mike’s mentioned “my private proxy” I believe — they worked well for me, 10 proxies a month for…what? Thirty or so?

  20. July 24th, 2010 at 09:56 | #20

    I used the scrapebox, when it post, it says the post was SUCCESS, but when I checked the blog that it says “success”, my comment is NOT showing at all, unless I do a comment by hand…weird. I have no clue why the POSTING feature is not working ( it show successb – which is fake?) anyone have same exp??

  21. October 10th, 2010 at 04:57 | #21

    Ref Tiffanys comment. The way I understand it is the vast majority of comments need to be moderated. So you need to check some links a few days later.


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