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How are other forums copying BHW threads and posts?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by HollywoodToday, Aug 7, 2012.

  1. HollywoodToday

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    So often, I'll be googling for info and I'll find a BHW thread. Ill go back to google and find the exact same thread, with all posts included in another forum. The only thing different are the usernames and links.

    How are people feeding so much info from sites like BHW, into another site. And it's not copy and paste.

    Sounds complicated, but people are doing it. Thoughts?
     
  2. masterjani

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    Eventhough they are copying, it is first posted here. So it won't be a problem.
     
  3. Em][n3m

    Em][n3m Power Member

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    lol i even find my username on other forum with exact thread i posted here :)
     
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  4. closedCaption

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    Its not that hard to make such script with good bit of RegEx. You do understand that forums are "templated" like blogs and content is just put in? When you recognize right ID's you can easily build RegEx (text pattern matching) expression that will remove all HTML code from captured site and just leave you with useful content. And since there aren't so many different forum platforms around, it becomes even easier.
     
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  5. Junkfood00

    Junkfood00 Elite Member

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    Just like auto-blogs, there are auto-forums. They are not as popular though. Just ignore them, BHW is the real deal.
     
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  6. Knoxgates

    Knoxgates Supreme Member

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    They grab rss links from this forum and update on their blogs. It's some kind of script they run to do this.
     
  7. G0D0VERY0U

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    ^^^ This. There are a few vbulletin forum scrapers out there. You might even be able to use WebHarvy to get it done.

    It's not as if they are gaining DB access or something :D
     
  8. Seo Lover

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    Exactly the same thing happens
     
  9. OriginalEXE

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    But what if this forum is also a copy? What if I am not real but just an rss reader auto posting comments from my other self?
     
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  10. Junkfood00

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    A close mindfuck.
     
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  11. Italian Hawk

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    My issue is that I find what looks like a legitimate forum and think it's got some real high quality stuff and then I realize that it's actually just BHW's quality content being reposted.
     
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  12. Sgt Kraut

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    But how do they earn money? I don't think they're doing it for fun :D
     
  13. majikz10

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    lol i saw this 2 haha
     
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  14. bigkapp

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    Xrumer /thread
     
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    I noticed this too! Must take some effort.
     
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  16. EnlightenedOne

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    ctl+c
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  17. HollywoodToday

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    Ya, I believe I've seen copies from Best Black Hat Forum also. I can see how there's an obvious interest, that's why people are duplicating. I know people do this on many forums, but it was interesting to see it from BHW also.

    You could advertise your own SEO/black hat products on the site. Or maybe adsense.

    I've always thought it would be kewl to have a forum basically building itself while you boost it. You could have a massive site when feeding it that way. Im going to look into it. Maybe that webharvy thing you were talking about, or the scraper.
     
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  18. raticals75

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    So Moral of the story is to not look into other forums for info until you checked BHW!
     
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  19. Effin

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    How do I know that you guys aren't all fake bots of WhiteHatWorld?

    I don't know what to believe anymore.
     
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  20. synfig

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    Inception kick? :D