GScraper Review – Can it Compete with Scrapebox?

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Important – Unfortunately, I can no longer recommend Gscraper. The support is pretty much nonexistant and the developers seem to not care about customers so I’d advise staying away from Gscraper until they solve their support/software issues.

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 but with that said, there is a new kid on the block that I can honestly say is a solid competitor.

Introducing GScraper …

gscraper software

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.Β  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.

Β 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:

scraped results
You can see from the image above that the software was scraping 50,000+ URL’s per minute and ended up with 109,773 scraped results in a little under 3 minutes. Pretty impressive. πŸ™‚

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!

gscraper running 1500 threads

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:

gscraper page rank check

Keyword Scraping:

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

gscraper scraping keywords


  • Threads: 1500
  • Run Time: 14 minutes 58 seconds
  • Scraped Results: 483,481

gscraper scraping keywords 15 minutes
You can see from images above that by adding two keywords to GScraper, you can easily produce large amounts of related keywords in a very short time (depending on thread count).

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 EditScrapebox 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

Overall Impressions:

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 $38Β $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!

by Devin
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      I love Scrapebox so I don’t want anyone to think that I’m saying this is way better or anything like that but I will say that its a solid competitor and right now I prefer it. GScraper has features that Scrapebox doesn’t have and vice versa. Both are solid tools and are very well priced. You can’t go wrong either way. πŸ™‚

  1. Anonymous

    I want to filter all site list based of magneto script…..

    I had made some footprint, but it does not work in Gscraper ‘.
    But it’s all footprint in Google Index.

    What should be the correct footprint?


    Used footprint for Gscraper.
    inurl :”*/skin/frontend/default/”
    inurl:” /skin/frontend/”

    “Follow these links to get you back on track!”
    -“Magento is a trademark of Magento, Inc. Copyright Β© 2012 Magento Inc.”
    -“Please re-enter your Magento Adminstration Credentials.”
    -“Only administrators with full permissions will be able to log in.”
    Used Keyword for Gscraper.
    automatic build by Gscraper.

  2. Bodo Kachari

    used scrapebox for some time, but then realized there are more tools for doins some tasks even better than this solution. now I use BuzzBundle for blog commenting for example and it’s way better.

  3. Julio Foppoli

    Hi, I love your review. Thanks! I have a question, do you know where I can find a good gscraper tutorial? I have found a lot for scrapebox but nothing for gscraper other than a couple of videos on youtube that are way too fast for me, a newbie in all of this. Thanks!


      Hi Julio – The only place I know where to find Gscraper tutorials is via youtube but I guess you already found them. If I run into a good Gscraper tutorial, I’ll post it here for you.

  4. Ivaylo

    Hey, Great review! One question though. Have you found a proxy service, that you can use with Scrapebox, which is on par with the paid service for GScraper? (I’m under the impression you can’t use GScraper’s service with Scrapebox)

    • Devin


      Unfortunately, no I haven’t found a proxy service that works as good as the proxies built in Gscraper. If I had one I’d probably just stick with Scrapebox though. πŸ™‚

    • Devin

      Haha, yes SB is fantastic and one of my all time favorite tools. You can’t go wrong either way, but if I had to choose only one, it would probably still be SB.

    • Devin

      I’m using a keyword list from Furykyle found here: and for footprints I can’t remember how many I was using during that scrape.

      Scrapebox 2 is suppose to be coming soon and from everything I’ve been reading about it, I think its going to blow Gscraper out of the water. It will also be a free upgrade for anyone with Scrapebox and has built in Google passed proxies like Gscraper.

      • mike

        I am thinking about getting gscraper. Reason the fast harvester.

        I need it for gsa

        Scrapebox lately is getting slower and slower on the harvester. They need v2 fast.

        You have any info scrapebox 2, like articles, first look or something. If they can make the harvester fast like gscraper, I could save my money

        Right now I am using the gscraper free trail

        Also how fast is your ram, etc for the 50000 per minute

        • mike

          never mind I found a few things. I guess I will use the free gscraper now

          There’s no official release date for v2 at this stage, all the major features are done and there’s some smaller things left and testing to do before a release date can be announced.

          v2 has full unicode support, native 64 bit version, re-sizable GUI, performance improvements (I’ve just been harvesting at 150k urls/min using only 150 connections), there’s a lot of improvements to the proxy harvester (trainable proxy scraper and you can classify/filter proxy sources based on the % of working and Google proxies).

          There are other things, i won’t list them all now but the other benefit is since v1 had 5 years and hundreds of features added on, v2 is a full rewrite so everything under the hood is a lot more organized/optimized.

          • Devin

            Yep, I’ve talked to Loopline about Scrapebox v2 and I think its going to be a fantastic scraper. The fact that it has built in proxies so you’ll never need your own is huge.

        • Devin

          I think when Scrapebox V2 comes out it will blow Gscraper out of the water. Gscraper has slowed down a lot and their proxy service doesn’t really allow the speed I originally posted anymore.

          • Marc David

            Thanks Devin. I’ve been scraping using Scrapebox and waiting on v2.0. Almost pulled the trigger on GScraper just from your review but I’m glad I read the comments. With 20 proxies and using just 2 connections in Scrapebox, it can take 2 days just to go thru 50,000 combos!

            Looking forward to 2.0

            At this point, I’m just scraping really slow and breaking the keyword list into small chunks so 50k keywords, gets me something to work with.

          • Devin

            Yep, I can’t wait for SB 2.0. I think it will be a game changer and there most likely won’t be much need for any other scraper. Scrapebox 2.0 + GSA Platform Identifier + GSA Search Engine Ranker + GSA Captcha Breaker = winning combo πŸ™‚

    • Devin

      Yes, indeed. SB 2.0 is a great tool to have around for sure though. The free add-ons are amazing πŸ™‚

  5. Kevin

    Actually it can\’t compete because Scrapebox is the leading Link Harvester, and link building tool even used by white hat SEO companies. It scrapes much deeper, has many add-ons, built in footprints, as well as Great for researching competitors, etc


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