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Learning Python programming . need help in creating bots.

Discussion in 'General Programming Chat' started by visit_faraz, Jul 22, 2012.

  1. visit_faraz

    visit_faraz Newbie

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    Hi,
    I have started to learn python programming and have reached exercise 42 in learn python the hard way.
    But, I still cant understand how to do simple tasks like finding the page ranks of a list of domains, finding the number of links they have, etc, etc.

    I think I dont understand the workflow for these tools.
    I mean, If I manually had to find out the page rank of a site I would go to some page rank checker site and
    find it out, but when I want a bot to do it, I dont think I should program the bot to go the page rank checker site and
    find the page rank there.
    I want to find out the process that the page rank checker site is using so I can create my bot.
    similarly for other bots for keyword research or similar IM related stuff.

    would love to get your ideas and suggestions.
    Thanks.
    Faraz
     
  2. jazzc

    jazzc Moderator Staff Member Moderator Jr. VIP

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  3. visit_faraz

    visit_faraz Newbie

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    Wow, Thanks.
    That was helpful.
    I did search in google but maybe I didnt know what to search for.
    What I want to do is to learn what's going on behind the scenes of
    tools which do keyword research and which find longtail keywords.
    I want to know the flowchart for the process and then apply it myself.
    what keywords should I search for to find the flowcharts for this type of process?
    Maybe you could tell me what I need to learn to know about all this.
    It would be really helpful.
     
  4. jazzc

    jazzc Moderator Staff Member Moderator Jr. VIP

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    The magic word is "programmatically" :)

    e.g. how to programmatically get pagerank in python

    But keep in mind that not every piece of code you 'll need is available online. You 'll have to find where the tools get their data from and implement things yourself.
     
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  5. visit_faraz

    visit_faraz Newbie

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    Wow.
    I really didnt know that programmaticaly word.
    Thanks for that.
    a search using this is giving much better results.
    And I was not saying I wanted to get the code for all the things I asked for.
    I only wanted a brief overview about how they do things.
    for example do they use some api stuff, or scraping or web request or what?
    I have no idea about the above things I mentioned and if you say that I need to learn
    about it, then I will go ahead and learn about it.
    I just dont know what to read/study to understand or do that kind of stuff.

    Thanks again.