Fetch offers from different Sites

Discussion in 'Affiliate Programs' started by Okidoky, Jan 8, 2014.

  1. Okidoky

    Okidoky Registered Member

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    Hi BHW,
    i need your help.

    What i would like to do is the following: For my site i would like to create a section where the user can select a service + location and my script fetches ~20 different other sites that offer that service to see if there is any available and list them.

    Can i buy such a script or do i have to do it on my own?
    Whats the general approach?
    There are no APIs on the vendor site, so i could just scrape their database and build my own one and update it from time to time.
    Or i do some kind of live fetching what will become complicated and a hugh waste of bandwidth ;)
    What would you do?

    Kind regards,
    Okidoky
     
  2. mwgllc

    mwgllc Registered Member

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    Whenever I have a complicated scraping project like that, I go to Elance.com and post a project. You will have to wade through some awful bids, but you'll almost always find a great programmer that can create a custom solution for you at a great price. It's always worked for me, and I've had some weird scraping programs built.
     
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  3. Okidoky

    Okidoky Registered Member

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    Thanks for the Tip. Ill try that ;)
     
  4. mainceaft

    mainceaft Regular Member

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    currently I'm working on similar strategy ... If you are programmer look for .xml because it's easier and less complicate to other methods .