Zach Atkinson Blog

How to Use ScrapeBox

Though there are many scraping tools available, one name that keeps coming up is ScrapeBox. ScrapeBox is easy to use, surprisingly powerful, and reasonably priced. With a large community of users it is easy to find great tutorials and assistance. I’ll take you through the basics of how to use ScrapeBox and supply some alternative resources to help you brush up. Our first step will be to harvest some proxies. Let’s get started scraping!

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Preparing Tiered Link Campaigns

Laying out the groundwork is essential in preparing tiered link campaigns. We will take two weeks to slowly build up our tier 1 sites. This ensures a natural link velocity growth that won’t appear suspicious to Google.

In week three we begin to build our follow-up tiers. (Tiers 2 and 3.) These tiers can be populated more rapidly than our white hat tier 1 links. After these tiers have launched, we repeat the process with new tier 1 inks and their respective follow-ups until desired placement on the search engine results page is achieved.

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Responsive ReCAPTCHA – This Should Be Easy!

On my newest project my client wanted a ReCAPTCHA field tied to his contact form to limit spam. Because his site was coded responsively, the standard ReCAPTCHA wouldn’t be suitable for our needs. I thought this would be a quick fix, though the directions to interface with the ReCAPTCHA API were somewhat obtuse at first.

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Web Development Productivity

As a freelance web developer, it’s important to make sure we are getting the most out of our tools and skills. Here are five tools for improving web development productivity anyone can use to get the most out of their day. Without proper organization we can spend hours reinventing the wheel or looking for an elusive email that was never actually sent. With these helpful tools you can spend more time writing code and less time chasing your tail!

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Rare Pearl Jam – One You Know (Two You Don’t)

Like the oceans Eddie Vedder so often writes about, Pearl Jam has a long and storied career of ebbs and flows. Breaking onto the scene like a tidal wave in August 1991, they were one of the biggest bands of the nineties and helped define what became known as the “Seattle sound” or grunge.

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