I see everyone blaming Sven for timeout issues, sockerror issues and complaining that it's SER that's wrong and not their proxies.
Then they downgrade SER and say "downgraded, still nothing. you need to fix this ASAP".
Sockerror has to do with your proxies. New flash: if you're using shared proxies, stop.
I personally use 100 dedicated from proxy-n-vpn, 100 dedicated from buyproxies and 30 shared from buyproxies.
As you can see, I have a lot more dedicated than shared. Shared proxies are being hammered by up to two other people (if you ask me, I think the proxy providers resell to more than 3 people for the shared proxies. They can't be proven selling to more than 3 anyway).
So you run the risk of having your proxies used on random SEO tools abusing Google at max threads by random people you don't even know.
Then when your shared proxy that's being used by 5 other people can't connect to the site that you scraped that takes 5 minutes to load because there are 14,000 comments on it, you complain.
Buy dedicated proxies (buyproxies is really good). Set the right ratio of proxy:threads. Configure your timeout correctly, and last, but not least: stop complaining.