Product: Proxy Goblin
Version reviewed: 2.3.1
Proxies are a very useful resource when using a variety of SEO methods and tools. Usually you will have to pay for some proxies or
So what is Proxy Goblin?
Proxy Goblin is an automated public proxy harvesting tool, it is a set and forget system that is able to harvest an amount of proxies set by the user and output the list to email, .txt file or FTP upload.
Proxy Goblin has all of the settings and options that you would expect from any good proxy harvesting tools with some unique attributes that I haven't seen in other tools. In the output options pane there are program options which will interface with the chosen program and send over the proxies for those programs to use directly
How hard is it to setup?
About as hard as you would expect. For fully automated operation you set your desired number of proxies, the minimum requirement (transparent, anonymous or elite) and some basic timing settings and you are set to create a constantly updated list of proxies.
How much does it cost?
On the website you can get a copy for $67.20 but on some forums there are discounts to be had, WarriorForum has it available for $31.20.
How effective is Proxy Goblin?
When you harvest proxies with Proxy Goblin it will search lots of webpages containing lists of public proxies, once it has downloaded these lists it will get to checking them based on your settings. If you want to use these proxies in google for instance you can set it to check for viability with Google etc.
You can set how many proxies you want and it will find them, the amount of time will depend on your desired amount and the type of proxies you are harvesting. I am not sure if it is quite as fast as Proxy Multiply (review coming soon) but it is slightly more pleasant to use and setup.
Proxy Goblin is definitely capable of harvesting and checking proxies to provide lists of proxies for your needs, these proxies have been great while testing for my next review (comparison of automated backlinking tools) so I can vouch that these proxies are very close to as good as having private proxies but at a fraction of the cost.
While public proxies aren't as fast or reliable as private proxies with Proxy Goblin you can get a fresh list of proxies every 10-15minutes which will really make all of the difference when running any SEO tool.
As Proxy Goblin is not a backlinking tool I won't be scoring it as one but I will give it a solid 8/10 due to its very reasonable price and great automation and output options.
It would be nice to see a slight improvement in speed and a trial (ala Proxy Multiply). Right now Proxy Goblin cannot be beat on options and settings, there is still some room for improvement but for the time being this is a great proxy harvesting tool that is very capable and customizable.