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Is there a bot that can give me news on my niche in real time

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by AckAck, Mar 20, 2016.

  1. AckAck

    AckAck Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    I have over 200 sites bookmarked (all from newspapers in my area). I know LA Times has a bot for real time homicides.

    I also have gov websites that give information in real time about a certain incident. Rather than having to refresh these gov pages that update every few minutes. Is there a system/program/bot that will crawl sites that:

    1. email me an update when a gov website page is updated
    2. when a newspaper mentions an incident keyword 'robbery' 'homicide' etc on their paper

    Can google alerts do this?

    Thanks!!
     
  2. mecawi

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    maybe, why dont u try and let us know?
     
  3. AckAck

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    i just tested with google alerts and it's not sending me updates on certain sites, i have my settings set to 'as-it-happens'
     
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    johnthecarpenter Newbie

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    Play around with different google alert settings and see what happens.
     
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    tompots Elite Member Premium Member

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    Take a look at this link from our fiends at http://lifehacker.com.

    Code:
    http://lifehacker.com/5884465/feed-notifier-monitors-rss-feeds-in-real-time-on-your-desktop
    
    You may also get a better understanding of what to search for from the links below.

    Code:
    https://www.google.com/#q=real+time+multiple+site+rss+feed
    https://www.google.com/#q=cross+site+rss+feed
    
    And here is a couple more you may find useful.

    Code:
    http://feed.mikle.com/support/add-rss-feeds-to-create-a-single-feed/
    http://www.social-searcher.com/2015/02/10/30-awesome-ways-for-using-rss-feeds/
    
    I'm not aware of a bot that dose this but I'm sure it's not that difficult to have made.
     
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    that bot is called google alerts
     
  8. blackcodez

    blackcodez Newbie

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    The issue is RSS feed's in which some site's block the ability to pull their RSS feed's by readers in order to prevent you from stealing their content. If you have a Mac, then NetNewsWire is AWESOME. Otherwise, in your are on Windows you have RSSOwl. Otherwise if you want e-mail alerts you will have to write a server-side script to pull those rss feed's, filter them, and then email the results.
     
  9. blackbeans

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    The best BOT I can think of is to use Twitter.

    Set up a BOT to a scour Twitter based on certain keywords.

    Run the results of a filter based on niche categorization.

    This way, you can then dump specific news on your website.

    The problem with Google Alerts is that it's process have changed over the years.

    It used to work like a charm when it comes to late-breaking developments, not anymore.

    There's quite a bit of a lag.

    So, it depends on how tolerant your website is for time lags.

    If you're looking for the latest and greatest news, Google Alerts is probably too little too late.

    However, if you are dealing with a particular niche that is more forgiving as far as time lags are concerned, then Google Alerts is right up your alley.