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Another Footprint Trick

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by NTG98, Aug 7, 2011.

  1. NTG98

    NTG98 Junior Member

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    I do my scraping with my custom perl program, and here is a little way I found to get better lists.

    Anyway, google only returns the 1st thousand results, so when I generate my footprint, I add a random word to the end of it, as if I were targeting blogs in my niche.

    For example, instead of "powered by wordpress, 10..100 responses to", I'd put "powered by wordpress, 10..100 responses to, dogs"

    This gets me a list of 1000 wordpress blog posts for this query. Then I'll switch "dogs" to "cats" and it'll get me 1000 more. If I had used the original footprint, I'd only get 1000 total, but now, I get 1000 per dogword.

    Of course, some overlap, but that's no biggie.

    And here is something really odd: A lot of the returned results, in our example, wouldn't even say anything about dogs. Apparently this works as just a switch to get a new list every time! I've gathered umpteen lists that have nothing to do with the word I'm talking about.
     
  2. testdrive

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    Not really a new trick, but it works.. scrapebox had a separate field where you put your keywords and another field where you put your custom footprints.
     
  3. NTG98

    NTG98 Junior Member

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    Haha well the trick is that it'll return non-niche related content even if you specify the keyword.

    I made my own scrapebox anyway, so I haven't seen how they do it...
     
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    How it became a trick?

    uhmm anyways, yeah,, adding different keywords with your footprints will yield more results..
     
  5. redlaunch

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    ahhh great trick ! So when are you moving on from 2001 ?
     
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    I don't think scrapebox returns non-niche related keywords when you enter a keyword in the keyword field.
     
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    NTG98 Junior Member

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    Yeah but for whatever reason mine does. That's why I thought it was interesting before I was mocked. Well, I still think it's interesting but apparently nobody else does.
     
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    You can create prefix and postfix custom wilcard searches for the most common word combinations build on mathematically sound models by perusing
    Code:
    http://letterfrequency.org/
    I often use these to get under the 1000 G threshold with the goal of scraping as close as I can to the total amount of results listed.