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{Journal}Twitter Project with custom auto pilot

Discussion in 'Social Networking Sites' started by fuzzybeer, Oct 28, 2009.

  1. fuzzybeer

    fuzzybeer Newbie

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    Hi all @ BHW. I'm starting a journal here to inform you, but also to get some help in the right direction. I'm planning to create an application that sends automated tweets to twitter for multiple accounts and does something extra like searching for users to follow based on keywords you set per account.

    I create everything myself, because i can :) And i'm a cheapass and don't want to pay for a service unless it's prooven. The last reason is that i want to have full controll about all settings.

    I'm coding all the stuff in .Net cause i'm a .Net programmer for profession and trying this project as a "hobby" project. Also i'm using a MSSQL server for all the data like:
    - Twitteraccounts
    - Tweets per twitteraccount
    - Keywords to search followusers per twitteraccount
    - Following and followed users per twitteraccount (So i can unfollow without sending too much traffic to twitter)
    - Last but not least Affiliate links per twitteraccount (so a tweet can have a random aff link)


    I'm going to use some precoded C# Library's that are open source so i can change stuff if i don't like it.

    For Twitter communication i'm using twitterizer -> http://code.google.com/p/twitterizer/ It's a library that can do the basic stuff like posting messages and follow and unfollow. I've added the library so it includes a searchfunction for kwyrowkds now and it returns a nice list of users who twitter about $keyword$

    I'm planning to create 3 small applications:

    1: AutoTweeter (Windows service): This service fetches all twitter accounts from the database that are active at that time (I can set the starttime and endtime for the auto twitter per twitteraccount) and sends a tweet from the list of tweets for that user to twitter. The service adds a link to it depending on a predifined chance. (So not every tweet will have an aff link).
    The service has a random time of 2 till 8 seconds between user tweets. If every user has tweeted the service sleeps for 15 till 30 minutes and the complete thing starts all over again.

    2. Autofollow / unfollow (Windows service) : This service search uses for each twitter account based on the predefined search keywords. The max of followers for each run is 200. If one search query holds less than 200 found users, the service continues with the next service. I check if the user is already followed and if so, it won't be added to the autofollow list. (This process restarts after 24 hours and 30 minuts)
    This is part one of service 2. Just Autofollow based on keywords
    Part 2 of service 2: An auto unfollow service. If a user isn't following me back in 5 days, i'll unfollow the user to keep the following amount a bit smaller.

    3. Managmenet website: A Small website where i can add, change and delete twitteraccounts with their searchqueries, tweets and ref links. There will also be a possibility to activate and deactivate accounts for the services and searchkeywords and tweets. Maibe I'll build in a few statistics per account (Amount of followers, following, Following ratio and that stuff)

    My final goal is to see if i can pull some money out of twitter on the auto pilot. I have a week for building the services (Starting of last monday 26-10-2009).


    SO far i've finished the auto tweed service and tested it with one account. It runs fine and stops when the twitteraccount is out of it's valid tweet time (Starttime and endtime). I Only have to build in the active inactive check for the users

    I've edited the twitterizer library to contain a search function, but i have to change some stuff in it. (It takes 2 minutes flat to do a search query for a keyword and retrieve all user information for all the 200 users)

    So Today i'll change the autotweet service and start the autofollow service. The finetuning of the searchfunction can wait.

    IF you have any tips on how to stay under the radar of twitter, just post them here. Maibe I'll release it as a service for other users, but for now it's just a hobby project and i'm trying to learn a bit :)
     
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  2. kallen

    kallen Regular Member

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    your gonna need a way to assign a proxy to a set number of twitter accounts... Right now you can only have 10 twitter accounts per IP and they check this ip every time you tweet now... You got a way around this?
     
  3. fuzzybeer

    fuzzybeer Newbie

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    I didn't know that :), but fortunaltely The twitterizer library has an built in proxy function so i can do each call with a different proxy. You know of any good places to get decent proxies?
     
  4. Rudyzplace

    Rudyzplace Regular Member

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    good luck :) sounds like a nice project
     
  5. SHOwnsYou

    SHOwnsYou Registered Member

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    I coded a script and released it for free that does exactly this.

    You can find it under Member Downloads with the title of "TwitSpam" or in the Making Money sections with a title like "Automate Twitter - Make Money While You Sleep"
     
  6. thestrangefruit

    thestrangefruit Regular Member

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    You'll probably have to purchase the proxies yourself. Good Luck on your journal.
     
  7. fuzzybeer

    fuzzybeer Newbie

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    Ah I see :), but i think i continue to create my own. Just for the fun and i code faster in C#. I havent found a good ide for PHP yet that makes the development as fast as C#.

    The second thing is if i want it the way i do i have to rewrite the complete script :), so i can start all over again (no offence)
     
  8. fuzzybeer

    fuzzybeer Newbie

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    :D My testing twitter account got suspended today. Seems like i did a few tests without thinking about the testaccounts following numbers (900 in one day). Anyway. I'm gonna setup the stuff after this weekend. Both services are finished and the website for administration is ok for now. Have to build in some validation of userinput for when i'm releasing it to the public (If i release it)

    I'll be starting with 5 webcam accounts that start spamming tweets when the webcam girl is online.

    I have a few thing i'm thinking of adding to the services, like:
    Adding group support ( so a bunch of twitter accounts can be added to a group and use the groups tweets with their own account affiliate links) This way i can share a list of tweets to a group of i.e. webcam girl accounts.

    This way the account spams account tweets special for the account and group tweets shared among more accounts in the same group. Anyway :) weekend!
     
  9. fuzzybeer

    fuzzybeer Newbie

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    All things are done atm. I've set up my first account yesterday and got a few clicks, so we've got a start.
    Today i've created 2 more accounts one for cam and one for weight loss. Both with about 30 to 40 tweets and 3 or 4 different links to affiliates.

    All stuff is installed and running on my server now and i'll add a few accounts a day and report some stats here.

    The first two accounts are running from 9:00 to 22:30 every day and post random tweets at random times.
    the webcam account is only tweeting when the girl is actually online.
    I'm going to make 4 more webcam accounts with some different settings and different times.
     
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  10. Crazy

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    Interesting stuff, please keep us informed of your progress.

    I'm also in the midst of developing an advertising methodology for Twitter. There is obvious profit potential, but since I'm new to the world of Twitter I believe it will be a fairly slow process as I discover the limitations of their system and suspension triggers. Maybe once I've perfected my idea (hopefully it's good enough to need perfecting), I'll share it with the community.
     
  11. fuzzybeer

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    Final update :) Twitter suspended the accounts :(