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Anyone know if Winautomation can be used to create a Google SERP scraper?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO Tools' started by simpleonlinetest, May 21, 2010.

  1. simpleonlinetest

    simpleonlinetest Regular Member

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    Was thinking about creating a Google SERP scraper of my own to obtain some backlinks cause I'm broke and can't afford scrapebox.....will WinAutomation be able to scrape the SERPS for links?

    If not what's another good program that will work?
     
  2. Numa68

    Numa68 Registered Member

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    I am not familiar with WinAutomation, but according to their site it appears you can use it for scraping.

    A lot of people use iMacros, although it can be a bit buggy and do stupid stuff like arbitrarily stopping in the middle of a looping macro. Since iMacros is a browser plugin you can do neat things like having several different browsers sandboxed (though Sanboxie) running at the same time. Also, since you're running in a browser you can execute Javascript from the pages.

    I do the bulk of my scraping with a combination of PHP and iMacros.
     
  3. timothywcrane

    timothywcrane Power Member

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    Sit in front of your computer and do manual extraction of links to know exactly where you want everything to go and how you want to do it. Once you have a set process that follows the same exact steps every single time, record it. Then make another "job" that repeats this process by replaying this job as many times as you want. Its raw, and its slow to do it this way, but you will get mad at it as it crawls along, and YOU WILL find ways to make it faster. But if you do it this way. You will have all of your tasks recorded, and you can link them together to go from one task to another. A lot of people call me a complete idiot because I still do it this way on several projects with much faster tools avail. I even got bad rep by posting my favorite slow ass tools, as I was called noob, etc for not using the most expensive and the best. However I have found in my personal experience that doing it this way has saved me a lot of headache with google scrapes, account creation etc, because my dumb ass slow way seems human, so I do not have to deal with millions of accounts as my "humanness" loses very few accounts and very rarely triggers red flags even with tons of content created by them. Just use what you think is best for you, rep doesn't make you money, and being a a little on the slow side might keep you under the wire and out of the cross hairs. Google eats viagra ad sandwiches for lunch. It is better to "do" for one hour by hand than it is to worry about what would be faster or more convenient for 6 months, no matter what tools you use, or even if you use none at all. Hell I started with a few free isp dial up accounts and openoffice. Kept me and the family eatin'.

    Long story short, I have found that Firefox plugins, macros, and winautomation make anything you want. If you find faster tools, they can be easily included.
     
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  4. WizGizmo

    WizGizmo Super Moderator Staff Member Premium Member

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    Correct me if I am wrong, but I believe that uBot Studio will do that as well.

    "Wiz"
     
  5. timothywcrane

    timothywcrane Power Member

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    He's right Ubot will do all of that...and more. But as it is over $250 for the license and #260 on the DNS list, I wanted to play nice. There ARE lots of bots that you can get that are made with it though, and they work great.
     
  6. WizGizmo

    WizGizmo Super Moderator Staff Member Premium Member

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    Ubot Studio is definitely worth the money if you take the time to learn it. From what I have read, it is much simpler to learn than having to learn .Net, C++, or any of the programming languages. You can make applications and sell them. There is a huge, hungry market of people who want the type of applications you can create with Ubot.

    I am seriously thinking of buying it myself.

    And yes. "timothywcrane" is correct. It is on the "Do Not Share" list.

    "Wiz"
     
  7. KingCrab

    KingCrab Regular Member

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    Winautomation can do that but u need to know regex a little.