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How I use ScrapeBox to get a LOT of stock photos

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by jiggsaw, Aug 12, 2010.

  1. jiggsaw

    jiggsaw Regular Member

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    I don't know if people know about this but I'd thought I'd give back and share my method on how to get a ton of stock images. I've never seen this posted anywhere before. I'll be using my favorite tool ScrapeBox of course. It's real simple.

    1. I usually just use 1 keyword, but you can use the keyword scraper for more words if you want. The keyword I'm going to use is "Dogs". So I put that in the keyword box.

    2. I load up my "stock photos" footprint txt file which consists of these footprints:

    inurl:istock -site:istock.com
    inurl:shutterstock -site:shutterstock.com
    inurl:bigstockphoto -site:bigstockphoto.com
    inurl:jupiterimages -site:jupiterimages.com
    inurl:dreamstime -site:dreamstime.com
    inurl:fotolia -site:fotolia.com
    inurl:canstockphoto -site:canstockphoto.com
    inurl:inmagine -site:inmagine.com

    If you don't know how to do that, you load it by pressing M that's in front of the harvester bar. So now I have this in my keyword box:

    inurl:istock -site:istock.com Dogs
    inurl:shutterstock -site:shutterstock.com Dogs
    inurl:bigstockphoto -site:bigstockphoto.com Dogs
    inurl:jupiterimages -site:jupiterimages.com Dogs
    inurl:dreamstime -site:dreamstime.com Dogs
    inurl:fotolia -site:fotolia.com Dogs
    inurl:canstockphoto -site:canstockphoto.com Dogs
    inurl:inmagine -site:inmagine.com Dogs

    3. Open the Google Image Grabber addon and load keywords from the keyword list. Choose all your settings and let ScrapeBox do it's thing.

    That's it!
     
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  2. Dadelius

    Dadelius Regular Member

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    Nice share, I'm always looking for photo's. +rep
     
  3. chano420

    chano420 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    very cool trick. Thank you! This will save me a ton of time.
     
  4. bobwhite44

    bobwhite44 Newbie

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    That's very cool! But I can only export the result as a txt file. When I open it with, say Wordpad, I get a bunch of urls that I have to open individually to see what the images are - and many of them do not match the keyword.

    Is there a way to save just the images in a folder instead of exporting the entire url?

    ---- EDIT --- DUH - I just discovered the "download" button does this! I swear that button was not available before! Ok, problem solved!


     
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  5. mr285

    mr285 Newbie

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    Excellent share. Worked perfectly on my first attempt. I even got photos i had purchased in the past. This is a gem.
     
  6. Salad170

    Salad170 Registered Member

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    This is awesome, what a creative way of using ScrapeBox. Thanks for sharing.
     
  7. anthonyjames

    anthonyjames Junior Member

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    Good stuff. How do I get a copy of ScrapeBox?
     
  8. alisnet

    alisnet Newbie

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    buy it :p 57$ to bhw members.
     
  9. elocin

    elocin Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Wow... EPIC share. Props you to you brother.
     
  10. OnlineGodfather

    OnlineGodfather Senior Member

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    Are the photos that are scraped copyrighted, watermarked?
     
  11. santacruz

    santacruz Junior Member

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    yeah, the photo is copyright? BTW thanks!
     
  12. altschule

    altschule Regular Member

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    No, go to G, that's an example of what you'd get from just the istock query. /images?q=inurl:istock+-site:istock.com+Dogs&um=1&ie=UTF-8&source=og&sa=N&hl=en&tab=wi&biw=1280&bih=620

    Also, thanks OP, cool trick.
     
  13. Kepperbes

    Kepperbes Registered Member

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    This is awesome, much appreciated!
     
  14. jeremonster

    jeremonster Regular Member

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    Great Idea! Anyone having problems with scrapbox image grabber skipping nearly all of the images? I can scrape 500 and get 25? WTH
     
  15. ventureman

    ventureman Registered Member

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    very nice! that can be helpful in many ways :) it is secure to use stock photos in lets say an adsense blog?
     
  16. nightshade787

    nightshade787 Junior Member

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    My scrapebox is not getting the full keyword from the keyword list.

    Sometimes when I have the keyword as "inurl:istock -site:istock.com new cars" it will only search for "inurl:istock -site:istock.com new"

    When I have "inurl:inmagine -site:inmagine.com dogs" it searches for only "inurl:inmagine".


    Is anyone else seeing this issue?
     
  17. SuperLinks

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    That is one hell of a method! So simple yet so smart.

    Nice job! Thanks given!
     
  18. nishanth13

    nishanth13 Registered Member

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    what can i do with the images that sb scraped ? I have no idea ... can i bulk upload them any where
     
  19. jvmartija

    jvmartija Regular Member

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    This idea doesn't work.
     
  20. Rougemont

    Rougemont Registered Member

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    I just tried this and I got Error Writing on most of them. Maybe it's because I'm using public proxies? They were freshly added though.