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Automate nearly everything with screenshots using Sikuli

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO Tools' started by Daikoku, May 17, 2011.

  1. Daikoku

    Daikoku Registered Member

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    Hey Guys.

    Today I have something really special for you.
    You all know the problem: You need a quick and simple automation, but you have to spend hours, days or weeks on coding in order to automate things.

    I have used nearly every automation method: iMacros, AutoHotkey, Selenium-Webdriver, Xmacro and so on...

    but what I found a few months ago blew me away!

    There is a project called "Sikuli". Sikuli allows you to automate things by using screenshots. With Sikuli you can automate things that normally take a lot of time in just a few minutes! You can even automate Flash sites!!

    And the best part: SIKULI IS FREE AND AVAILABLE FOR MAX OSX, WINDOWS AND LINUX! You don't have to spend hundreds of dollars for automation software. You don't have to spend money on scrapers anymore. You can just build them on yourown.

    Visit http://sikuli.org/ and just look at the demo videos and you will see how useful this piece of software is.

    I will be very thankful for your thanks :D

    Have fun, make money
    Daikoku

    PS: English is not my mother tongue, but I am willed to learn. So please tell me my mistakes and how I can write some sentences in a better way :) thank you guys
     
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  2. zonfar

    zonfar Power Member

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    I saw this program a while ago while searching alternatives to imacros. Good program, only bad thing is you cant set up multiple runnings of it, and it takes use of your whole pc so you cant use it.
     
  3. linkdropper4

    linkdropper4 Junior Member

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    Has anybody tried this on a cloud sever? Does it have limitations on what it can do?


     
  4. m0nster

    m0nster Senior Member

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    nice post gonna try this out, and add it to mah list. english is really good, i would use "a few" over "some" is the only thing. and it isn't "wrong" just will sound more natural.
     
  5. BacklinkWarrior

    BacklinkWarrior Newbie

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    If you really want to seriously automate stuff with sikuli you still need to learn a programming language...namely Python!
     
  6. rezin

    rezin Newbie

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    Thanks for this! I've searched for such a prog for weeks!
     
  7. carlito

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    I played a bit with it, and I made a script to let blog comments automatically, but I have a problem when I ask it to type an hyperlink with anchor text, here is what I use :

    Quote:
    paste(<A HREF="http://www.mysite.com">Keyword</A>)
    but it doesnt accept the double quote (in red) and send me an error message, have you got a solution ?

    I know sikui is still in development so maybe they dont add this feature yet

    Thanks
     
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  8. Daikoku

    Daikoku Registered Member

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    I am using virtual machines (VMWare) running ubuntu on it (oh yes, Sikuli is available for all operation systems). Maybe that's an option for you?

    Great! Thank you very much. Those small tipps are really important to me.

    Yes, Sikuli is based on Python, but the Sikuli IDE already comes with the most common commands so you can build simple scripts just using your mouse.

    You're welcome :)

    try paste("<A HREF='http://www.mysite.com'>Keyword</A>")
    the text to be pasted has to be between "..."
     
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  9. carlito

    carlito BANNED BANNED

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    thanks buddy it works :)
     
  10. weedsmoker

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    I'm testing this tool, but having trouble when i want to iterate through unknown links. One solution is to use click to tab but then you have to know how many links you got on page. Does somebody knows better solution?