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Get some additional traffic, automated :)

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO Tools' started by weaselstomp, Aug 21, 2009.

  1. weaselstomp

    weaselstomp Registered Member

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    A little trick I found and modified to make as unobtrusive as possible and still get some traffic. This works purely on blog-owner curiosity.

    The method:

    • Fake your browsers referer to your website URL
    • Stumble!
    When the website owner checks their stats, their incoming links should show your website URL.

    Here's the step-by-step:

    1. Get Firefox!
    2. Get a StumbleUpon.com account. They don't verify email, so just register with anything: stumbleupon.com
    3. Install the iMacros Firefox extension: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/3863
    4. Install the RefControl extension: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/953
    5. In Firefox, click Tools -> RefControl Options
    6. Where it says "Default for sites not listed" click Edit, and add your URL:
    7. [​IMG]
    8. Test your referer by visiting http://scriptamp.com/ref.php
    9. In Firefox, click View -> Sidebar -> iOpus iMacros
    10. Create a new macro, and use the following script:
    11. Code:
      VERSION BUILD=6240709 RECORDER=FX
      TAB T=1
      URL GOTO=http://www.stumbleupon.com/s/
      SET !LOOP 1
      TAG POS=1 TYPE=A ATTR=ID:linkStumble
      WAIT SECONDS=2
      TAG POS=1 TYPE=A ATTR=ID:linkThumb
    12. In iMacros set "Max:" to a high number (how many pages you want to stumple), like 3000 or 10000.
    13. Click Play(Loop)
    14. Profit!
    Now, if you still want to use Firefox, I would suggest opening a new instance. iMacros tab requires focus to work!
     
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  2. weaselstomp

    weaselstomp Registered Member

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    Modified the macro script a little bit to ignore errors and (hopefully) dialogs:

    Code:
    VERSION BUILD=6240709 RECORDER=FX
    TAB T=1
    SET !ERRORIGNORE YES
     URL GOTO=http://www.stumbleupon.com/s/
    SET !LOOP 10
    TAG POS=1 TYPE=A ATTR=ID:linkStumble
     
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  3. weaselstomp

    weaselstomp Registered Member

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    One more modification to this. After testing this for several hours, (and getting some decent traffic back), I've tweaked this to be a bit faster and have less errors.

    Code:
    VERSION BUILD=6240709 RECORDER=FX
    TAB T=1
    URL GOTO=javascript:if(location.href.indexOf("stumbleupon.com/s/")<0){window.location="http://www.stumbleupon.com/s/"}
    SET !ERRORIGNORE YES
    TAG POS=1 TYPE=A ATTR=ID:linkStumble
    WAIT SECONDS=1
    TAG POS=1 TYPE=A ATTR=ID:linkThumb
    WAIT SECONDS=1
     
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  4. skumfidusen

    skumfidusen BANNED BANNED

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    I don't understand how I can get traffic for stumbling other peoples stuff?
     
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    weaselstomp Registered Member

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    Blog owners tend to check where their traffic is coming from...

    Quote from http://www.nickycakes.com/fake-your-referer-get-more-traffic/
    It's not something you need to babysit, for a little extra traffic to your offers. Just set it and forget it. What you're offering should be geared toward webmasters, or targeted at the webmasters of the niches you select in your StumbleUpon preferences.
     
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    This does the same thing as PRstorm, Referrer link spamming ?
     
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    wow weaselstomp.. i must say.. this is brilliant.. my brain can't think this far away to find such traffic... :)
     
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    I think i will try this. Hope it works
     
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    This is great way, to gain Backlink's also. Most Small Blog owner's Will add your site to there family, once they see that you've linked to them.
     
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    But you haven't actually linked to them...

    since the site will iframed, even though we are faking the referrer, wouldn't su still be the referrer?

    and why do you make that page a thumbs up?
     
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    weaselstomp Registered Member

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    Would you like me to mod it to capture the URL and save it somewhere, so you can make a big link page? :)

    Actually, yes. Unless, that is, you have the RefControl extension. I tested this theory before posting it. To test it, I installed and configured the RefControl Firefox extension, and made my own Stumble URL: http://www.stumbleupon.com/s/www.scriptamp.com/ref.php/

    Now it is true that if you don't have Firefox's RefControl extension, it'll show stumbleupon.com/s/ as the ref, but with RefControl, it's overridden (since the server isn't re-hashing the data for the browser, it's simply redirecting the browser within a frame).
    Some hardcore SEO freaks will check StumbleUpon for who "thumbed them up" (http://www.caroline-middlebrook.com/blog/do-you-thank-your-stumblers/). More actions builds a stronger Stumble profile, which you can use later to submit stumbles for *YOUR* pages, that have some weight.

    Also, why not? :) I like seeing "You have 19,421 favorites" at the top-right of the stumble page.
     
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    weaselstomp Registered Member

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    And if you want to make it really fast and have fewer timeouts: disable images, popups, get AdBlock, and disable Java (not JavaScript - else you can't stumble) :)
     
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    I did this a while back when NickyCakes first posted the orginal post using automate it. I didn't run this script forever because the stumbleupon "police" started to pester me and started talking about black-listing my domain. I found it better to refer spam new domains, the webmasters are even more EXTRA curious to see who is visiting their brand new blog or webpage and they actually don't mind the extra pings. Just gather a list of about 3,000 new domains and refer spam away, it's funny some experienced webmasters will know what your doing and refer spam you back from domain names like "www worstblogsonthenet com" or something silly towards that magnitude.

    It's good for you if your in desperate need for hits, but if your thinking long term, this method will only increase your bounce rate on your analytics.
     
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    I knew about refControl, but the iMacros bit is an awesome twist. It's mesmerizing to sit back and watch the internet go by while I'm stumbling it.
     
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    You could set the referrer in RefControl as a "<normal>" action: Click Add Site -> "stumbleupon.com"

    This would ensure that Stumbleupon gets their own referrer, but every other site gets yours :)
     
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    this is great!!

    I like it as it is autonated you only have to set it up once

    thank you weaselstomp
     
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    I would also suggest using something to block Flash too.
    Code:
    [URL]https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/433[/URL]
    If a page has Google maps on it, it crashes the script. Trying to figure out how to block that.
     
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    I think this`s kind different from prstorm, you don`t even use proxy list to referer url.
    Plus, I can use stumble upon my fav sites.
    I like this method.
     
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    Where do you find these new domains in a specific niche?
     
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    So the default for sites not listed would be our site (custom).

    Then add a site (stumbleupon) and set action as normal?

    I don't get how this alternates every other site.