GSA SER Web 2.0 addon tutorial

IMPORTANT:

Please always check our changelog to stay informed about the latest updates and changes. This will help you stay aligned with our new features and improvements. You can find the changelog at the following link: GSAserlists web 2.0 addon (SERlib) changelog

Please let us know if you encounter any issues or problems while using our engines. Your feedback is important to us as it helps us identify areas for improvement and ensure your satisfaction with our services.

Here, we will provide comprehensive information about our remarkable and robust GSA Search Engine Ranker web 2.0 addon. It serves as an excellent alternative to other web 2.0 creation tools like RankerX and SEO Autopilot.
With the combination of our web 2.0 addon and GSA SER, you can efficiently run a comprehensive and cost-effective link-building campaign, eliminating the need for other expensive tools.

To utilize our web 2.0 addon, you will require the following components, which are typically already owned by most GSA users. Whether you are using our web 2.0 addon or not, these items are essential when utilizing GSA SER:

1. GSA SER software: Our web 2.0 addon works in conjunction with GSA SER, so having the software is a prerequisite.

2. Captcha/Recaptcha solver tool: Our Web 2.0 addon relies on a captcha/Recaptcha solver tool to handle various verification processes, as most web 2.0 platforms utilize Recaptcha v2/v3 on their registration and login forms. We recommend XEvil as a cost-effective solution for solving Recaptcha[To buy and view more details click here], but you can also use other services like 2captcha for Recaptcha solving.

3. Private proxies: Private proxies are essential for creating accounts on various websites. Many web 2.0 platforms have measures in place to detect unusual activities and may ban your IP address as a result. By using private proxies, you increase the chances of successful web 2.0 submissions and reduce the risk of being flagged or banned. It is recommended to add private proxies to maximize your success with web 2.0 submissions.

4. Catch-all Emails: You will require catch-all emails for the purpose of creating web 2.0 accounts. The majority of web 2.0 platforms require email verification during the registration process. Using catch-all emails allows you to receive and verify the necessary email confirmations for account creation on these platforms.

5. Sufficient resources: Adequate system resources, including CPU and RAM, are crucial for the optimal performance of our GSA SER web 2.0 addon. This is particularly important because our addon utilizes real browsers in the background.

Please note that these prerequisites are not specific to our web 2.0 addon but are essential for using GSA SER in general.

How to set up web 2.0 addon with GSA SER?

1. Receive your API Key and install the requirements

First of all, you need to obtain an API key. You can purchase your API key from the following link: Buy GSA SER web 2.0 addon

Next, install the requirements to run SERlib:

1. Our web 2.0 addon requires .Net Framework 4.7.2 to function properly. If you are using an older operating system, you will need to install this version. You can download the framework from this link: Download .Net Framework 4.7.2
The installer will check if you already have the required framework installed. If you don’t have it, proceed with the installation. If you already have the required framework installed, you can skip this step.

2. You also need to install the “Visual C++ Redistributable” package from the following link: Download Visual C++ Redistributable

3. After the installation is complete, please restart your PC or server.

After receiving your API Key, navigate to the Global options, then go to the Advanced section, and finally, select the APIs tab. Enter your API Key in the field indicated in the screenshot below.

After entering your API Key, click on the “Update” button and then select “Check for Updates” to obtain all the required files and engines.

Please wait patiently until the download of all the necessary files is completed.

Next, you need to test and ensure that our addon is working properly on your system. To do so, click on the “Update” button and then select “Test SERLib“. If you receive the message “Test successful“, you are good to start.

 

You may come across the following error message or some other DLL failure messages. In that case, make sure you have already installed the requirements mentioned earlier, and you have restarted your PC/Server.

 

 

Before closing the current window in the software, let’s also configure the number of threads that the addon will utilize.


Each thread will initiate a real browser in the background, which consumes a significant amount of RAM and CPU resources. Using a high number of threads may overload your SER and lead to crashes.
Determine the optimal number of threads for your PC/Server/VPS to achieve the best performance and stability. Please note that the maximum limit is set at 20 threads.

Next, you will notice that the Web 2.0 engines are being added to your “Where to Submit” section.

Expand the list of engines and choose the ones you prefer to begin creating backlinks within them. These engines are of high quality and can be used as your first tier (Tier 1) in your link-building campaigns.

2. Submission tab settings

Here, you need to set “Threads to use“, “HTML timeout” and “Proxies“.

Threads to use:
This is the global thread limit that GSA SER uses for all of your projects. The thread limit for our addon is independent of this setting(Check “Receive your API Key” if you missed it previously).

HTML timeout:This parameter determines the duration that SER will consider a page loading as failed if it exceeds that period. It is highly recommended to set this value to its maximum, which is 180 seconds.

Proxies: As mentioned earlier in the requirements section, you will need proxies to use our addon. It is advisable to use private proxies rather than public ones. To configure proxies, check the “Use proxies” option and import your proxies by clicking on the configure button. Ensure that the proxies are functioning properly and have a high-speed connection. Additionally, in the screenshot provided, make sure to check the boxes for “Submission,” “Verified,” and “Private” options.

3. Captcha tab settings

As mentioned earlier, you will require a captcha/Recaptcha solver tool or service to successfully complete the registration and login process. Add your chosen service or tool in the Captcha tab. Make sure to select all options for Image Captchas, ReCaptcha v2, and ReCaptcha v3. Additionally, set the “retry to solve” option to 3 for better-solving attempts in case of failure.

If you are using XEvil, which is our recommended captcha/Recaptcha solver tool(Click here to check the details of XEvil and make a purchase), please enable the “Auto-calculate arithmetics” option, as shown in the screenshot below.

If you are new to this tool, you will need XEvil proxies to utilize the XEvil recaptcha module. You can purchase high-quality XEvil proxies from the following link: Buy XEvil proxies

After adding your chosen captcha/Recaptcha tool or service, ensure that recaptcha v2 and v3 are being solved correctly before proceeding to the next steps. You can test your service/tool by referring to the screenshot below for guidance:

These are the global options required for setting up our web 2.0 addon. In addition, you will need to insert your catch-all emails and enable “Scheduled Posting” in the specific project where you intend to use our engines.

We will continue with the remaining steps in the following sections.

4. Project settings: Data tab

Now that we have configured the global options, let’s proceed with creating a new project. We have two different types of engines available:

  1. Web 2.0: This type of engine typically consists of blog services or platforms that allow you to create multiple pages or entries. You can update the content on these engines regularly, except for cases where it’s a one-page entry.
  2. Web 2.0 Profile: This type of engine is focused on high-quality web 2.0 profiles. However, please note that you can only insert one content into these engines and cannot update them with different contents.

IMPORTANT: When you hover over each engine, you will find detailed information about its specific features and functionalities.

In the Data tab of your project, you will find the required fields based on the engines you have selected. These fields will vary depending on the specific engine types you have chosen. You are allowed to use the spintax format in these fields.

Let’s proceed to the “Options” tab.

5. Project settings: Options tab

Set your project settings to match the configuration shown in the screenshot below:

Select and set the value to “Ask all services/users to fill captchas” as depicted in the above screenshot.

It’s important to select the option “Retry to submit to previously failed submitted sites” and set the value to 10. This setting allows GSA SER to retry submitting to sites where the initial submission failed. By specifying the number of retries, you can increase the chances of successful submissions to those sites.

“How to get Target URLs” section

Ensure that your “How to get Target URLs” section is configured exactly as shown in the previous screenshot. To achieve this, right-click on the search engines section and select “Check None” to deselect all engines. Additionally, make sure that all other options in this section are unchecked as well.

Important: If you are using our link lists along with SERlib, then you need to select the site lists as explained in the following link: GSA SER advanced settings

“Scheduled Posting” section

IMPORTANT: This is the main section that allows you to manage how you want to post to your Web 2.0 sites. It provides various options and settings for controlling posting behavior and strategy.

It is crucial to use these settings wisely. If you have a limited number of proxies, avoid setting a high number of accounts to be created per day, as this increases the risk of getting your proxies banned on Web 2.0 platforms. Additionally, ensure that you have a sufficient number of articles set up in the project to avoid encountering errors like “Unable to fill variable with content” in the GSA Search Engine Ranker.

Additionally, it is advisable to set a reasonable amount of time for the “Time to wait between two posts” parameter to prevent the suspension of your accounts. Some websites have restrictions on how frequently you can publish posts. It is recommended to set a minimum of 24 hours (1 Day) for this setting to ensure a safe posting frequency.

“Post first article without links” is suitable if you don’t want to include backlinks in the first post. This option is often used to prevent newly created Web 2.0 accounts from being flagged as spam and suspended, as well as for SEO purposes.

“Filter URLs” section

Leave all the above settings as they are. There is no need to make any changes in this section.

6. Project settings: Article Manager tab

Most of the engines include this tab. However, if the engine you want to submit to does not require this tab, it will not be displayed to you. For example, Web 2.0 Profile engines do not have this section.

You can insert your articles in this tab. From an SEO perspective, it is highly recommended to enable the option “Do not submit same article more than 1 times per account

Ensure that you have enough articles in your project. Insufficient articles may result in GSA Search Engine Ranker encountering errors such as “Unable to fill variable with content” during posting jobs.

7. Project settings: E-Mail verification tab

Most of the engines include this tab. However, if the engine you want to submit to does not require this tab, it will not be displayed to you.

Each email should be used for only one submission on each Web 2.0 platform. Therefore, it is essential to have catch-all emails or a sufficient number of fresh emails available.

IMPORTANT: You cannot use GSA SER’s random email creator unless it is explicitly stated in the engine’s details (by hovering over the engine from the left menu engine list). This is because most Web 2.0s require email verifications, and we need an inbox to receive emails and complete the registration process.

8. Troubleshooting

1. Enable Debug mode: If you encounter issues with the addon or a specific engine, you can open SER’s built-in debug mode to identify the problem preventing SER from creating links. To do this, navigate to GSA SER global options, click on ‘Advanced,’ and enable ‘Run in debug mode’ as shown in the screenshot below:

gsa ser run in debug mode

Enabling this option triggers a new window to appear, allowing you to observe the processes as you initiate your projects. This is what it looks like:

Examine the messages provided by SER in this window to identify any errors (indicated by orange rows). For example, in the screenshot above, you can observe that the BloggersDelight engine returned an error stating that the email already exists (’emailen findes allerede’). Clicking on the rows also helps you view the last state when SER was attempting to work on that engine.

Keep in mind that encountering submission failed errors is acceptable in this window. These errors, such as ‘Click element error,’ ‘Type into field error,’ or ‘Wait error,’ can occur due to various reasons like slow internet speed, sluggish proxies, incomplete page loading, or any issues hindering SERlib’s progress in creating an account and placing a link. These failed submissions will be retried by SERlib and should eventually lead to successful submissions. Ensure that you have enabled the option ‘Retry to submit to previously failed submitted sites’ and set the value to 10.

2. If your project is stuck without any successfully submitted and verified links, You need to “Delete Target URL History”. Follow these steps to resolve the issue:

  1. Stop the project by right-clicking on it and selecting “Modify Project”.
  2. In the project settings, select “Delete Target URL History”.
  3. Confirm the deletion by clicking “Yes” on the dialog popup.
  4. Choose whether or not you want to keep your created account data. If you decide to keep it, select “No” when prompted.

This action will clear the target URL history and allow the project to start fresh

3. If your project is displaying the “No targets to post to” warning, it’s not an error but an indication that, at the current project state, there are insufficient Target URLs available for link placement. Several factors could contribute to this, and here are some troubleshooting steps:

Proxy, reCAPTCHA and Email Testing:

  • Test your proxies to ensure they are all functioning correctly.
  • Verify the functionality of your email accounts to confirm they are working properly(Source).
  • Test your reCAPTCHA service and make sure you can solve both reCAPTCHA v2 and v3.

SERlib Addon Specifics:

  • For the SERlib addon, encountering this warning is common after all registrations are completed and the system is awaiting email verifications or when the “Time to wait between two posts” is set to a significant value.
  • Once the specified time interval has passed, the project will resume and start posting additional articles to the engine.

Reducing Warning Occurrence:

  • To see this warning less frequently, consider the following steps:
    • Increase values for “Maximum accounts per site” and “Maximum posts per account.”
    • Decrease the “Time to wait on further registrations” to a lower value, e.g., 5 minutes.
    • Decrease “Time to wait before first post” to a lower value, e.g., 5 minutes.
    • Decrease “Time to wait between two posts” to a lower value.
    • Select more SERlib engines if not all have been chosen.
    • Ensure that “Retry to submit to previously failed submitted sites” is enabled, with the value set to 10.
    • If none of the above were successful, continue with deleting Target URL History by following the above instructions.

4. If you are using SOCKS proxies, follow this section:

SERlib provides support for various proxy types, including HTTP, HTTPS, SOCKS4, and SOCKS5. It’s important to note that the Chrome browser used by SERlib in the background does not handle SOCKS proxy authentication via username and password.

If you’re using SOCKS proxies in GSA Search Engine Ranker, it’s crucial to use IP authentication for your SOCKS proxies instead of relying on a username and password. Whitelist your server’s IP(Through your proxy provider’s website) and import your SOCKS5 proxies using the format IP:PORT only in your SER. This configuration ensures a seamless integration with SERlib while using SOCKS proxies.