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Automation for non-programers. [Fuck ubot/zennoposter]

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by satyawrat, Sep 2, 2011.

  1. satyawrat

    satyawrat Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    You don't have to mess with imacros or other ubot type stuff. What I discuss here is very user-friendly... its user-friendly not braindead-friendly so you still need to use your brain.

    Automation software will cost you $300 or more, my setup is similar/maybe better for $0.00.

    okay straight to business. what you need:

    1. ruby [its a programming language available for most os including nix]
    2. watir [its a ruby tool used to test-run web-apps, it lets you automate]
    3. firefox and the following firefox plugins:
    http://itest2.com/documentation/installing-TestWise-Recorder
    https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/1843
    https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/11900

    Party Time
    so we are going to build a bot, lets say to visit my blog and comment.
    fire up your firefox browser.


    1. now go to my blog [530club.com its seo blog]
    2. fire up "iTest2 record sidebar"
    3. a menu will pop up on the left side, just like it does with imacros.
    4. there will be a tab called "Watir" click on it.
    5. start interacting with my blog, go to a particular article.
    6. by this time you will see that watir is spitting out ruby code. really cool!
    7. after finishing this process, copy all the code from the left sidebar.
    8. open a text-editor and paste it there.. but before that, paste this code at the top of rest of the code
      Code:
      require 'rubygems'
      require 'watir'
      
      Watir::Browser.default = "firefox"
    9. save the file with extension filename.rb
    10. you can run it as many times you want.

    i know this sounds hard without pics and other details, but i found it even simpler than ubot.
    plus ruby is a real language so you can upgrade or modify it to a greater degree.

    I will put up another tutorial explaining how to use variables in order to do more complex work with ruby+watir [like scraping proxies and then testing them and then saving the good ones to disk]


    I hadn't shared on bhw for a while, so this is to show am back!
     
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  2. Dr_Scythe

    Dr_Scythe Regular Member

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    I found Zennoposter Incredibly user friendly for me after spending a couple hours adjusting to the interface and reading the zennoposter forums. I don't have programming experience.

    By the look of it more programming knowledge is needed to use your idea in any serious degree.

    PS: One of the firefox plugin links isnt working
     
  3. Gradimir Stankovic

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    Is multithreading possible with Ruby?
     
  4. bdman

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    Free working method Always Welcome.
    will check it out, let's see how is working.

    anyway thank you for sharing this.
     
  5. satyawrat

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    hmm?
    you just need to change lil bit of text here and there. i don't know ruby and i can do it very easily. plus its cheaper then zenno.
    zenno limits you by the feature set its developer provide. this method limits you by the feature-set you are willing to add to your brain.
    you can even sell these for profit [hint:encrypt the code] and charge for subsequent updates...
    it is in ruby so can be uploaded on a webserver.
     
  6. satyawrat

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    yes, it is possible. i will follow up with another tutorial for the same, so ask for any features that you look forward to and i will let you know how to implement it.
    maybe a video tut will be better.
     
  7. theforceof1

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    I am looking for a bot to grab data from an Excel or csv file, and put the data in a desktop application. Is there a solution for that?
     
  8. satyawrat

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    yes a csv file can be easily processed. put that into a desktop app?
    well that can also be done, through two different ways:
    integrate ruby with its inbuilt macro [lousy and easy way]
    use win32ole library to interact with desktop apps [lil hard but rock-solid way]
     
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  9. Dr_Scythe

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    This is true you are limited by what the developer decide to include. But I haven't come across anything yet I haven't been able to automate.

    While I wouldn't mind being able to export to a bot that is sellable you can still make money directly from your bots by selling a service.
     
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    first firefox plugin is not online...
     
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  11. satyawrat

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    sorry for the wrong url, i have corrected it in the original post now.
     
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    Welcome back. How is your search engine coming along?
     
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  13. satyawrat

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    well am stuck on matrix sorting... :p.... i am yet to learn all the algorithms...
    research and development phase. i would say atleast 5-6 more years if i work really hard, maybe 10 to bring it to respectable standards.
     
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    Nothing worthwhile ever comes easy.... if its really worthy it... hang in there :pirate:

    All the best.
     
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    This is an excellent idea for a share. Thanks for pointing out ruby+watir, it looks like it has a lot more potential and flexibility than zennoposter/ubot, which of course makes a huge difference.

    I'd agree that knowing how to program your own bots is essential, especially when you have a new idea you want to keep secret. :D
     
  16. LX911

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    How about a secure ad clicker?? ;)
     
  17. satyawrat

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    that can be done too, since the ad content is dynamic you need to use wilcard search in order to find the ad and click it.
     
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    Will I be able 2 instances of the program in 2 tabs of Firefox? Since that is the main reason why imacros sucks for me because I have to open another window every time I run another macro.
     
  19. satyawrat

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    yes that can be done too!
    install this:
    http://github.com/jarib/watir-webdriver

    it allows you to run multiple instances of firefox tabs simultaneously. but keep in mind you might have to play with the code a lil bit.
     
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    Very interesting stuff. I'd love to learn more. Subscribed!