For those of us with a constant need for the right tools to assist us with managing our web-based enterprises, it’s important to sift through the many products that arise claiming to provide the solution and/or easy way to deal with various tasks- tasks that we often loathe!
One such product is Scrapebox, a self-proclaimed multi-use tool that assists with a number of otherwise arduous tasks associated with product research, SEO implementation, RSS feeds and email list management.
- “Harvesting” URLs from all of the big search engines, including Google, Yahoo and Bing, almost instantly
- URL and email list manager
- Provides access to several rotating proxies to ensure that you aren’t penalized for inquiries performed via automated systems
- A Mass Trackback poster
- Automatic blog commenting
- Ping multiple RSS feeds instantly
So does Scrapebox actually make life easier?
The good news is that some of the features certainly do! Others aren’t exactly groundbreaking, but can be quite useful nonetheless. Some of the best aspects of Scrapebox are:
- The list manager included in this product is helpful indeed; importing and exporting runs smoothly and dupes can easily filtered from each list.
- Trackback posting is made easy via the trackback poster function. We were able to post several hundred trackbacks in just a few minutes- can’t go wrong with that!
- The ping function also seems effective in boosting rankings via referrals sent through a proxy server while your domain is kept as the referrer.
- The harvesting function is perhaps the most useful and effective aspect of this software. With the help of Scrapebox’s Harvester tool, finding just the right niche for any unique set of keywords or phrase actually seemed to be a fairly simple and even enjoyable process. One of the coolest aspects is that this tool allows for customized searches. This way, one can properly hone in on practically any corner of the web.
- The blog commenting feature seems to work as described. Again this isn’t exactly a groundbreaking concept, but can certainly be a useful function, especially since Scrapebox enables one to find plenty of new blogs.
- The RSS submission module is great, the user can submit and ping dozens of RSS feeds in a single click.
Are there any downsides to Scrapebox?
The one caution flag is that the developer of Scrapebox does not reveal the owner; in fact this person/organization seems somewhat of a mystery. This can always be a head scratcher and makes one wonder what they’re up to. Nonetheless, it seems many people are buying it and are posting positive reviews of this product, such as this one here, which seems to speak to its validity especially when coupled with its usefulness.
So is it worth the price?
If you take advantage of the strengths of Scrapebox, namely the harvester tool, then it certainly seems to be worth the investment as these functions really can produce results and make everyday SEO related tasks far easier. And best of all, this is a one time investment, simply pay for the software and enjoy lifetime updates. In the end, this makes it a far more cost effective tool than the monthly fee services that are available.