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Help with settings in SER and CB - Currently getting CB solves of lower than 40%


I wonder if anyone can help with optimum settings in SER and CB for maximum solving of captchas

I currently have CB set in SER then in CB I have set CaptchaTronix as recaptcha service (only recaptchas). According to captcha breaker the captcha service is achieving 93%, but overall CB success rate is 38%.

I have all selected in CB. Perhaps I should be filtering these? However, I was running CB with same settings only a few weeks ago and getting 70-80% overall.

I'm a bit stuck - not sure what to do with this? Any help much appreciated.


  • s4nt0ss4nt0s Houston, Texas
    How exactly are you calculating success rate? The success rate is going to entirely depend on the types of captchas being sent to it. 

    If you're getting a lot of hard to solve captchas, the success rate is going to appear lower, if its hitting a lot of captcha types CB is capable of solving, success rate is going to appear higher.

    If anything, success rate should have been improved with the last update.
  • edited October 2014
    Hi @s4nto0s

    Thanks for responding. I am not a seasoned GSA and CB user, just been using them both for about 6 weeks, so still getting familiar.

    I'm just going by the 'Recognised:' figure at the bottom of CB. I reset it just an hour or so ago (I've been getting around 35-40% the last few days) currently it says "Recognised: 201/552 (36%)". Then on the right it says "Service: 111/119 (93%)". I only use the service for recaptchas.

    I see what you mean though, I have CB to try to solve everything (apart from recaptcha), so I guess it might be doing particularly difficult captchas at the moment??

    Should I filter what CB tries to solve?

    I don't want to get bogged down with captcha solve rates if it is irrelevant. What matters is maximum verified links, so just want to make sure I am setting everything optimally for links.

  • s4nt0ss4nt0s Houston, Texas
    Well in terms of CB, its about as set and forget as it gets but you can forward the more difficult captchas with lower solve rates to a third party service. 

    Some of the hardest captchas were Recaptcha, Mollom & Solve Media. Mollom was recently added to CB at around 50% solve rate, but Recap and Solve Media should still be forwarded. I'm not sure if any third party captcha service can solve Solve Media.

    There might be a few more but I can't think of them off the top of my head. :/
  • I just want to make sure that I am squeezing as many verified links as possible from my lists. 

    I will just leave CB to it then and it will just solve what it can. I already have recaptchas taken care of with CaptchaTronix, so perhaps I'll look into a solution for solve media types, but for now I'll just leave as is.

    I guess I was just a little concerned I had messed something up when I was seeing around 40% solve rate - thanks for your help @s4nt0s

  • s4nt0ss4nt0s Houston, Texas
    Sure, no problem :)
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