These are my top two recommendations.
CMI is versatile, and offers both SOCKS and HTTP Proxies.
If you don’t know what that means, don’t worry about it.
Most tools, you are trying to use, will indicate what type of proxies are needed.
For most Scrapebox uses, you will be fine with a small number of Shared HTTP Proxies, but it does depend on what you’re doing in the program.
Certain activities might be more successful with Private proxies, and a small number of uses are going to be much more successful on rotating proxies.
These are IPs which are used by a group of people.
Depending on what those people do with them, these IPs have the potential to be less successful than higher quality proxies.
If these IPs are truly private, and with some companies that may not be the truth, then you should be the only person using these proxies.
They are more expensive, and are typically used for social media or account creation.
They are often retained in smaller numbers, over a longer period of time, since users typically have to use these IPs to access various accounts perpetually.
These are very similar to shared, but at a massively greater scale.
The difference, here, is that the pool is often accessed from one point, and each query to the pool will actually return a different IP from the pool.
This makes a good rotating proxy pool especially juicy for various scraping activities, especially with more strict sites, like Google.
- Buy either 15-30 Shared Proxies, or a small plan of Rotating Proxies
- Locations should be in the USA, but rarely matter beyond that
- Make sure to set the Authentication IP to that of your VPS or PC, based on whatever you have doing the scraping
- Download your proxies in a text file which includes credentials in this order and format… IP:PORT:USERNAME:PASSWORD
(The services I recommended should be ready-to-go in that download format)
- Upload that text file into the Scrapebox Harvester, and any plugin that has an independent section for proxies
- You will definitely need to go into the Scrapebox Settings, and adjust the number of threads that various tools are using
(threads determine how many touch points the program makes across your proxies, and it needs to be equal, or less than the number of proxies or thread you are permitted from any given service)
Again, for many purposes, Shared Proxies work wonderfully in Scrapebox.
When it comes to scraping from Google, I do recommend ProxyRotator, but Shared Proxies work at a smaller scale, as well.