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Automation tools that load images to look human

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO Tools' started by rocket, Jun 5, 2010.

  1. rocket

    rocket Regular Member

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    Wanting to know which automation tools load images of the pages they create accounts on.
    I know some of the programs do not, which can trigger anti-bot red flags on some advanced social sites, as not loading images is a tell-tale sign that its an automated bot or program. Just curious if I'm correct here or on a wild goose chase. Just want to make sure my stuff looks as human as possible.

    Thanks in advance.
     
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    I don't think it's so much the loading of images that trigger antibot flags, but rather the inability to process Javascript. Also, the Flash cookies are a good way to tell a browser from a bot.

    Even a simple PHP cURL based bot will download pictures and regular cookies, but they'll have a hard time with the JS.
     
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    Cool. Was just wondering and trying to find out any differences. Getting ready to make another round of investments. Any other recommendations?

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    I write my own bots so I can't give specific info on which commercial one is best.

    The best tool to use depends on what you are automating. For backlinks generation by hitting all those "what is my site worth" sites and such, you can almost always use a "dumb" bot like a PHP script or similar that does not need to process Javascript.

    For sites that are heavy on Javascript, especially AJAX, you might want to use Sandboxie or Firefox Portable and iMacros. That way you'll be using a real browser that can process Javascript but you'll also shield your system somewhat against the "drive by" viruses that can mess up your day.

    Whether I am using a script, a compiled bot that I made using libcurl, or a browser with an automation plugin, I make sure that I handle cookies correctly. Again it really depends on what you're trying to do and how you want to do it.