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Convert SEO tools into a video game

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by Russian-Czar, Jan 31, 2013.

  1. Russian-Czar

    Russian-Czar Regular Member

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    Would be cool to have a game where you play it and it does the SEO work for you. So instead of traditional SEO tools interface it would be a game interface. Instead of mining gold player is building backlinks. When a player builds a building in the game then a Facebook or Twitter account is created. Player builds something else then a website is created.

    Google will be the foes and players are the good guys.
     
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  2. jazzc

    jazzc Moderator Staff Member Moderator Jr. VIP

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    The idea behind automation is to minimize user participation, not increase it :D
     
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  3. madoctopus

    madoctopus Supreme Member

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    So you trying to add complexity over an amazingly complex thing like automating link building? Unless you find a country where slavery is still allowed and u have slaves play your game, or you figure out how to trick users into studying link building and actually doing a very tedious and boring work, there's no chance you make that work. Even if you give Angelina Jolie as a prize after 200 links 99% of the users will quit the game because it is boring as fuck to build links.

    In his case yes, but I know cases where user participation was the automation - building porn/proxy/torrent sites and showing a captcha do do some action - captcha was for a captcha breaking service. Same way but using a game Google managed to label with keywords in a test millions of images.
     
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  4. Tosmekop

    Tosmekop Senior Member

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    It's a fun thought. I actually tried something like this a long time ago, though not for SEO. I was developing an AOL prog, and thought it would be cool to have a GUI that allowed you to walk up to "IM Punt" (for example), whack it with a sword, and have a new window appear with the punt-specific options. It became very tedious to test with, trying to perfect my collision-detection algorithm (as back then, there was very limited documentation), and eventually the idea was scrapped. While it worked a little, it was very tedious, trying to walk to each button & perform an action to activate a command. Clicking was much faster/better/more appropriate.

    Now imagine trying to constructively implement something related to SEO. Will be a royal pain in the ass. Also, IIRC, you were the one trying to learn a programming language, correct? I'd advise you to start smaller, like building a nice splash screen.
     
  5. jazzc

    jazzc Moderator Staff Member Moderator Jr. VIP

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    Yes, this was used a lot before the decaptching services. If I remember correctly, I 've read about this trick more than a decade ago :)