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iMacros vs uBot?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO Tools' started by LyNHS, Aug 31, 2010.

  1. LyNHS

    LyNHS Regular Member

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    Well I never actually considered create my own "bot" - but since I need about thousands things needed doing that I really really ought to automate - I thought I would dig a little deeper.

    Anyway uBot is obviously a well known and highly reviewed piece of software - but I don't really want to fork out $195 for it ... and I'm not going to hunt down a cracked version simply because it isn't fair and it isn't right either - so, my question is, can you do the same thing with iMacro's that you can do with uBot?

    I will fork out $195 if I really have to - but I'm considering learning how to use iMacros - just wanted your opinion on whether I should just stick with learning iMacros or take the dive and purchase uBot?

    The things I need to automate is basically advanced scraping/copying...

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    Visual Baisc .NET is free and better then uBot and iMacros.
     
  3. LyNHS

    LyNHS Regular Member

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    Really? Is it a long learning process?
     
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    They both have their uses, but in short:

    - you cannot do the same thing with iMacros that you can with uBot, and vice versa; they can do somewhat similar things, but each has their own unique featureset and capabilities

    - uBot was specifically designed to help with IM type of automation, where iMacros is a browser automation tool for the "general public" if you know what I mean (one small example to consider - uBot has in-built support for proxies; I can't remember off the top of my head if iMacros does and, if so, how well it works/tests/rotates and so forth)

    - if you have the least bit of programming ability, or even just good logic skills and an ability to apply them and learn, you can get the hang of either

    IMHO uBot > iMacros.

    peace - gregs.
     
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  5. LyNHS

    LyNHS Regular Member

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    Just downloading Visual Studio LightSwitch Beta 1 - so hopefully Google will be able to help with out with some tuts!

    ;)
     
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    Thanks for the advice Greg - it's appreciated. I think, as you mentioned uBot being built around Internet Marketing, there's not much harm I can do - with it being a lot easier ...

    Once again thanks - guess I'll fork out $195! :)

     
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    To do basically things like scraping/copying from the web with some good guide or someone that help you it's can take 1/2 weeks. Is obviously better but it's a real programming language so it is harder than uBot and iMacros but it's Free so you will not waste you money, i suggest to try it.
     
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    LyNHS Regular Member

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    I guess you're right - I think knowing a bit of VB.Net will be a generally good skill to have; it's bound to be beneficial at some point - plus I love learning new things!

    I'm still installing Visual Studio's and will definitely have a crack at it - so thanks for the heads up - but in terms of my time, I'm going with uBot for this project!

    Thanks everyone for your comments! :D



     
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    I tried Ubot and found there is a fair bit of learning to do with it. You'd be better off using that time learning the basics of a real language. At the end of the day Ubot is limited.
     
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    That's what I was contemplating ... in the long run it will be beneficial to have some knowledge of a real programming language. But since I'm looking to do something within a few weeks based around Internet Marketing, then it would appear uBot is a no braining.

    Visual Studio's is still installing - I've got the beta 1 version of their latest release - so I'm going to be learning some VB.Net

    Do you recommend any language that could be extremely beneficial? I love learning! :D
     
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    Duplicate post sorry! Internet Lagging!
     
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    Duplicate post sorry! Internet Lagging!
     
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    For actual programming languages, I *way* prefer C# to VB. Personal bias based on years of crap results from VB compared to C++ back in the day or C# these days. Yes, any C-based language is "harder" to learn than VB-based, but I just hate VB.

    And for something quick and dirty, I'd still rather jump into something like uBot or another scripter.
     
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    Of course VB.net etc will conquer all.

    iMacro is good if you dont need CONDITIONS.

    uBot is good, if you need more features then iMacros.

    I use imacros for some stuff and ubot for some stuff.. Both are good.

    Heck, when you use ubot for first time, you might get crazy, ubot involves lot more work than imacros since you have total control, flexibility.
     
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    LyNHS Regular Member

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    C seems to be the fundamental language, and has been from the very beginning.

    Is there software available, like Visual Studio, that will help setup a development environment where I can learn, debug, test etc with C++?



     
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    Duplicate post again! - Internet is seriously lagging!! Sorry mods please delete! :(
     
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    This Internet thing is highly over-rated any way, I think it's just a fad to be honest :D

    On your question about a suite like Visual Studio - first, I still think you'd be better off with uBot for now for the stuff you want to get done soon.

    That's not to say that second you shouldn't start learning a C-based language (again, personal bias, I just think VB-based languages suck - their performance is awful, the language is still laden with legacy garbage, open source development in VB lags compared to that of other languages, I could go on but I won't).

    You mentioned C++ - did you mean C#? C++ was awesome back in the day and is still great for many types of applications, but for web-based C-variants, C# might be a better way to go.

    The upside of C++ is that it was developed in the open by geeks. The downside is its older. The downside of C# is it was developed by Micro$oft and is somewhat closed. The upside is its more modern and web-friendlier.

    Either way there are tools and resources out there that could help you get started. I just want to make sure we're both clear on which C-variant you meant, and to reiterate that IMHO ubot still holds a lot of potential for you.

    peace - gregs.
     
  18. Ducati

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    you can pretty much do all using imacros.
     
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    do you know how to spider trouht all articles of one domain and comment on it?
     
  20. benzole

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    oh, rly?


    if (myextract = "#EANF#") then
    iret = iim1.iimExit
    end if

    anyway, imacros SE + vbscript + hta + winautomation = sexy bots for any purposes