First off, I want to say that I love Scrapebox. I think Scrapebox is one of the best tools anyone can buy if they’re getting into SEO/Keyword research, but with that said, there is a new kid on the block that I can honestly say is a solid competitor.
Introducing GScraper …
What makes GScraper a competitor?
GScraper has an insane amount of useful features that save a lot of time when it comes to scraping & posting. For example, it has all the filtering options that are commonly used in Scrapebox like remove duplicate URL’s/domains, trim to root, etc but it also has the option to remove them while scraping. This helps to cut down on the time by removing that extra step.
There are many many unique features that Gscraper has that would take me at least 10 blog posts to cover. Unfortunately, I just don’t have time to cover everything, but if you want to see the full feature list, check it out on their website here: GScraper software.
While the software does have a lot of useful features, there was one feature that stood out and made me hit the buy button. GScraper has a premium proxy service that is built into the software which means you never have to waste time scraping, testing & filtering proxies. As the software runs, it pulls proxies directly from their servers. Once a proxy has been used, it is dropped and never used again. This means you never have to worry about your proxies getting banned while scraping results or mass PR checking.
How Does GScraper Perform?
I decided to do a few tests with GScraper to see how it would run when doing common tasks (scraping results from search engines, scraping keywords, mass PR checking). All tests were performed using GScraper’s built in proxy service.
Search Engine Scraping:
I decided to let Gscraper run for about 2 days to see if it could handle the constant scraping at 1500 threads using the built in proxies. During this period the software ran perfect with no crashes or freezing. You can see from the image below, the results were pretty impressive. Yep, that’s 76 million scraped results!
Page Rank (PR) Checking:
Mass PR checking is one of the tasks that seem to burnout proxies the quickest so I was pretty eager to test a decent size list. No matter how many URL’s I threw at the software, it continued to check PR without a hitch. I’m extremely impressed with the speed and reliability of the built in proxies.
Here’s a small test using the built in proxies:
This was a simple test to see how well the software could scrape new keywords in the keyword scraper. In this test I used two seed keywords, “finance” and “university”.
Here are the results:
- Threads: 1500
- Run Time: 1 minute 29 seconds
- Scraped Results: 53,731
- Threads: 1500
- Run Time: 5 minutes 60 seconds
- Scraped Results: 184,788
- Threads: 1500
- Run Time: 14 minutes 58 seconds
- Scraped Results: 483,481
Keyword scraping is perfect to use with tools that require keywords like GSA Search Engine Ranker, SEnuke, etc. It’s also great for keyword research and getting new niche ideas.
4/27/2014 Edit – Gscraper is still a great tool but I want to say that if you’re looking for top notch support with tutorials and documentation, Scrapebox might be a better choice. With Gscraper being developed in China, support is usually offline for people in the U.S. and some times the language barrier makes it hard to communicate. Other then that, Gscraper is a great tool. If you’re already own a copy of Scrapebox I don’t feel it is necessary to get a copy of Gscraper unless you see a feature Gscraper has that Scrapebox doesn’t. Scrapebox has many many free and very useful add-ons so if you have to choose between one or the other, Scrapebox is still my top choice.
2/24/15 Edit – Scrapebox 2.0 is now available and is a free update for anyone that owns a copy of Scrapebox. In my recent tests, Scrapebox 2.0 has proven to be better tool in terms of speed/reliability & support. Checkout Scrapebox 2.0 if you haven’t already.
- Scraping Results: 8/10
- Mass PR Checking: 8/10
- Keyword Scraping: 8/10
I rarely would rate any software with solid 8’s, but I’m having trouble finding any faults with Gscraper. The software is intuitive, pretty easy to use, extremely fast, reliable & can handle large amounts of data without a hitch. As long as the developers keep up with updates, this software is worth at least 3 times the $
38 $68 price tag and will be a “must have” tool for any SEO.
To get your hands on this tool, visit the Gscraper website here: Gscraper Software
For anyone that has purchased this tool, please leave a comment below with your impressions. Thanks for reading!