Frequently Asked Questions

Q. How many PC’s can a single license be used on?
A. ScrapeBox is a single PC license so only one, you can transfer your license once per month for free in case you get a new PC or reformat Windows.

Q. I’ve heard about ScrapeBox v2.0 is this true?
A. Yes, as of January 2015 we have made a 2.0 Beta version available to all registered users. This features full unicode support, native 64-Bit version as well as many substantial feature and speed improvements. This update is free for customers with a valid ScrapeBox v1 license.

Q. What are ScrapeBox Addons, and how much do they cost?
A. ScrapeBox Addons are included completely free with the purchase of ScrapeBox, here you can see a list of the 33 Free Addons. They are small tools which add even more features to ScrapeBox, and can be installed individually allowing you to ‘mix-n-match’ the features you want.

Q. Is ScrapeBox a monthly or yearly subscription?
A. No it’s a one-time payment for a lifetime license.

Q. Is ScrapeBox updated, and how much do updates cost?
A. Yes ScrapeBox is updated “very” frequently, you can view the changelog here and all updates are totally free. There’s been over 400 updates since ScrapeBox was released.

Q. I’m thinking of buying ScrapeBox where can i get more info before purchasing?
A. You can see screenshots in our Gallery, watch over 80 tutorial video’s on our YouTube channel Here or see Looplines ScrapeBox FAQ website. Also you can read many reviews from around the web here.

Q. After i purchase, how do i receive the software?
A. You will receive an email within a few minutes with the download link and activation instructions. PayPal also offers a “Return to Merchant” link after payment on their website, which you can click to return to the download page. Please double check your spam or junk mail folder if the email did not arrive.

Q. Can ScrapeBox use Private Proxies with a Username and Password?
A. Yes the format is IP:PORT:USER:PASS

Q. Do you have an affiliate program?
A. No at this stage we don’t however one may be opened in the future.

Q. What other payment options do you have, can i pay by Echeck?
A. At this stage we only accept payments via and payments by Echeck are subject to clearance before your license is activated. We also accept payment by credit card through PayPal and no PayPal account is required.

Q. What platforms does ScrapeBox run on?
A. ScrapeBox is a Windows only software. It runs on Windows XP, Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows 2003/2008/2012 Server on both 32 and 64 Bit. It does NOT run natively on a Mac, however it will work under Windows emulation such as Parallels, VMWare etc on the Mac. It does not work on WINE.

Just to be clear since we get at least one Mac user a week purchasing and wondering why it wont work…. Sorry ScrapeBox DOES NOT WORK ON A MAC!

Q. Does ScrapeBox work on a Mac?
A. NO! lol

Q. What languages does ScrapeBox support?
A. It supports the ISO 8859-1 character set, so it supports languages such as English, French, German etc however it does not support Unicode languages such as Chinese, Russian, Hebrew, Arabic.

Note: As of January 2015 we have made ScrapeBox v2.0 available for Beta testing to registered users. This version features full unicode support which works with all languages, and also comes in a native 64-bit version.

Q. How do i transfer my license to another computer, or re-activate it after reformatting Windows?
A. There’s no need to contact support, simply run ScrapeBox on the new PC or OS and click the “Activate” button. Enter your original purchase details and click “Submit Activation Details”. You will need to know your purchase Email and your Transaction ID provided by PayPal.

Q. What happens if i have lost all my license details?
A. Please contact support with your purchase email address, and we will resend all your license info to you purchase address along with instructions on transferring your license. If you cannot access your purchase email, you will need to contact PayPal and recover your transaction ID. If you cannot access or don’t remember your purchase address, and cannot obtain your Transaction ID from PayPal unfortunately there’s no way to recover your license.

Q. I submitted a license transfer and it did not work?
A. The most common reason is you entered the wrong license details, or you have already used your free license transfer for the month. So please check you entered the correct license details, and you have not used your free license transfer for the month. If this is not the case, please contact support.

Q. Do you allow buying and selling cheap second hand ScrapeBox licenses?
A. No, we tried in the past however most of these second hand licenses have caused problems with sellers claiming the license was hacked and attempting to get the license back after receiving the money, or people trying to sell licenses purchase with stolen credit cards which is later disputed with PayPal or the bank.

They also cause a huge load on support staff mediating between buyer and seller, trying to determine who the real owners of licenses are due to bad deals, terminating and re-assigning license to different details, complaints from being ripped off etc. Some people have sold the one license to several other people at once, collected everyone’s money and vanished. ScrapeBox is an affordable one time purchase, and the risks and support overheads far outweigh the potential few dollar savings. So unfortunately we cannot transfer licenses to other peoples names and emails once registered, nor can we assist in providing or recovering license details you purchased from someone else.

Q. Is the Microsoft .Net Framework required?
A. No it’s not, ScrapeBox is totally self contained like a portable app and it makes no changes to your PC or Registry and doesn’t need installing it just runs.

Q. Do you have any suggestions for Private Proxies or Windows Servers for running ScrapeBox?
A. Yes we use IPFreelyProxies and

Q. I have a product/service based on ScrapeBox, or want to write a blog post showing how cool it is can i use screenshots or logo’s from
A. Yes sure, no problems.

Q. I’ve heard ScrapeBox is a blackhat tool, is this true?
A. No not really, ScrapeBox has a huge amount of white hat features and applications and is used by Fortune 500 companies along with some of the largest SEO and Inbound Marketing agencies online. It’s also been featured on the big screen at various search marketing events around the world such as SMX and SES.

For example there’s an awesome link building guide by Neil Patel from called the Advanced Guide to Link Building, well worth reading it all not just the ScrapeBox chapter.

Ultimate Guide to ScrapeBox by Jacob at has written a huge guide on various uses and features of ScrapeBox.

A huge post by the folks at with a very cool ScrapeBox White Hat SEO Guide.

An article by Marty from on Excavating keywords, a post by Jason Mun Using ScrapeBox for good, a writeup by Matt on 7 Whitehat uses for ScrapeBox and a post by Chris at on ScrapeBox Techniques just to name a few.

But alas ScrapeBox can also do things such as submit blog comments and trackbacks, which yes has been used by many for not so white-hat activities. ScrapeBox is just a tool, it can be used in thousands of different ways this is up to you.

Q. I have questions not answered here can i contact you?
A. Sure you can submit any questions using the contact form and we will be in touch typically within 12 hours.

Q. I am having problems connecting to the servers are they down?
A. The primary and backup servers are monitored by Pingdom 1 minute monitoring, below is their uptime history for the last 30 days, and here you can find more detailed reports for the Primary Server and Backup Server

Primary Server Secondary Server