Versatile ScrapeBox Works Well with Proxies

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ScrapeBox is a highly versatile tool for search engine optimization and digital marketing. It offers a wide range of standard features as well as free add-ons. Many of its functions are automated: harvesting URLs, competitor research, link building, site audits, and more. In the e-commerce industry, where web traffic is vital, Scrapebox can be a valuable resource.

Scrapebox works great with another key resource: proxy services. A good proxy service gives you anonymity and privacy while you harvest information for SEO. It’s the integration with proxies that optimizes ScrapeBox’s automation capabilities.

To learn about setting up ScrapeBox for this purpose, check out our user doc Integrating ScrapeBox with ProxyMesh.

Features and Benefits

Here are some important Scrapebox features, with the data-gathering advantages they can bring you.

Multiple Proxies

You can import a proxy list to perform ScrapeBox functions like harvesting, pinging, and page-rank checking. Distribute them over several proxies to conceal your real IP address and maintain your anonymity.

Search Engine Harvester

Quickly harvest thousands of URLs from more than 30 search engines including Google, Yahoo, and Bing. In this way, you can find footprints for many platforms like WordPress, Forums, and Guestbooks.

You can gather lists of links that are highly relevant to your keywords and line of business. That’s great for researching competitors, researching products, or gathering background for a blog post.

You can also easily add your own search engines to harvest data from practically any site. You can add search engines in other countries too. What’s more, you can create a custom engine for a WordPress site, with a site search box to harvest URLs from posts.

Keyword Scraper

ScrapeBox features a fast, multi-threaded keyword scraper which is capable of taking one or more keywords and scraping thousands of related keywords in a few seconds. Many search engines and popular shopping sites offer search suggestions as you type. Related keywords can be extracted from places such as Google Suggest.

Webpage Meta Scraper

Easily extract meta descriptions, keywords, and page titles from thousands of pages.

Comment Scraper

Scrape comments from blog sites. Via Search Engine Scraper, harvest keywords that could include your business name, brand or website, or keywords for your market niche.

YouTube Downloader

Scrape YouTube video information including Likes, views, publication date, and video length. This feature also lets you download videos in bulk.

Platform Popularity

ScrapeBox offers a Platform Popularity Analyzer so you can scan URL lists to determine the content management system that built each page.

The software automatically uses the Comment Poster platform definition files, which means it can analyze all the platforms to which it can post links. 

Phone Number Scraper

Scrape phone numbers from a list of URLs. You can configure new number formats and apply blacklist/whitelist filters.

Contact Form Submitter

Post to contact forms and garner sales leads. You can submit them to websites in bulk.

Bulk Image Downloader

Use the Bulk Images Downloader to rapidly scrape images from sites for viewing.

Bulk Anchor Creator

Load a list of plain URLs or domains and a keyword list. ScrapeBox’s anchor tool merges them and provides webpage links.

Bottom Line

Scrapebox is easy to learn and use, and it’s a great software for scraping, thanks to its abundant functionality. In fact, many consider it more than a scraping tool, calling it “the Swiss Army knife of SEO.” It’s designed for automated use: The fewer manual tasks required of scrapers, the better! And it’s well suited to work through proxy services such as ProxyMesh.

Web scraping and competitive data analytics are closely associated. Excellent cybersecurity and an accurate, easy-to-use data-gathering tool help you harvest information in seconds and put it to best use.

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