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Help for a newbie

Discussion in 'General Scripting Chat' started by gramnum1, Dec 23, 2014.

  1. gramnum1

    gramnum1 Newbie

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    So during my travels I met an internet marketer who later slid me some work after said I was keen on entering the field. Here are the details
    • Site A contains posts from my internet marketer friend's site, site B.
    • I need to create a bot that

    1. Harvests public proxies
    2. cycles through them and clicks on any posts on site A that link to my friend's site B

    • the goal here is to ensure that the 'most popular' list on site A is dominated by links to site B
    Seems pretty simple but here's the kicker:
    I have no idea what I'm doing.

    Basically this is my first leap into this field so largely this is a learning experience for me. I've tried to break apart the problem starting with harvesting the public proxies but all that's come up are adds for different products and since he's not really paying me anything I'm not willing to invest in the drag and drop technology and would rather do it by hand or for free lol. I'm a computer science major so I'm not hopeless, I just need someone to help point me in the right direction :newbie:
     
  2. MrBlue

    MrBlue Senior Member

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    There are several Python scripts that scrape and test proxies available on Github. Any of those should help you hit the ground running. Once you have your cleaned up list of proxies you can use Python + Selenium to fake your clicks.

    There are many ways to skin this cat but I selected Python because of the massive amount of already available code online and seeing you're a CS major you have or will use it at some point in your studies.
     
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