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Is this considered my first coding project?

Discussion in 'Other Scripting Languages' started by Seeker85, May 12, 2013.

  1. Seeker85

    Seeker85 Newbie

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    Use this iMacros I made to scrape Twitter Bios.

    Step 1. Choose a keyword or niche or something related to which you need the Twitter Bios.

    Step 2. Scrape a list of Twitter users. (Use Scrapebox etc). The footprint is: "cant post this

    Step 3. Save the list as "Twitterusernames.txt" in Datasources folder. Note : The list needs to have complete profile URL
    Step 4. Open up Notepad and Copy-Paste the following iMacros code and save the file as "TwitterBioScraper.iim".

    Code:

    VERSION BUILD=8021970TAB T=1SET !ERRORIGNORE YESSET !EXTRACT_TEST_POPUP NOCMDLINE !DATASOURCE Twitterusernames.txtSET !DATASOURCE_COLUMNS 1SET !LOOP 1SET !DATASOURCE_LINE {{!LOOP}}URL GOTO={{!COL1}}TAG POS=1 TYPE=P ATTR=CLASS:bio EXTRACT=TXTSAVEAS TYPE=EXTRACT FOLDER=* FILE=TwitterBios.txt
    Step 5. Loop play it and set the number of Loop = the number of URL you have in the list.

    Step 6. The Bios will be saved in the Downloads Folder (\Documents\iMacros\Downloads) as TwitterBios.txt

    Done.


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    Hey guys,

    Never touched code before, but i think i would try to give this a whirl. Trying to do the following from the link above...

    Step 3: Datasources folder: Is that a type of folder or is he referring to the name of the folder?

    Step 5 run a "loop" with an imacros file. I've never touched code before so I have no Idea where to begin...

    Can you help please... Tryed doing a bit of googling and its all a bit over my head. I would appreciate any advice/suggestions/help...
     
  2. divok

    divok Senior Member

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    if you want to learn coding I would suggest you to learn a real programming language , you can start with python C# as they have good libraries for scraping.
    If you want to just create bots imacros would be good but languages such as autohotkey , autoit would be good .
    But you will still have to clear some basic concepts of programming
     
  3. seocoder

    seocoder Newbie

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    Is your client using the commercial version of iMacros? Or the free one? I ask you this because the free version is very limited.

    On the other hand, if you want to get the description of each twitter user from a list of users, there are better ways than using iMacross . You can use Twitter's REST api. The method "GET users/show" will give you the information you need. I wish I could put links to the information you need.

    Regarding your question:
    Step 3: Datasources folder: Is that a type of folder or is he referring to the name of the folder?
    * He is referring to the folder where he stores his .txt files [with the twitter account lists]

    Regarding:
    Step 5 run a "loop" with an imacros file. I've never touched code before so I have no Idea where to begin..
    * He means that you need to repeat the cycle a number of times equal to the amount of lines you have in your user list.