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[METHOD] How to find group boards with hundred throusands of followers. FREE Method

Discussion in 'Pinterest' started by cnn8193, Nov 24, 2014.

  1. cnn8193

    cnn8193 Registered Member

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    Hey People,
    I have tryed a new strategy Today in order to find cool boards on Pinterest and here is the method I am using (for most of you it will sound like a lot of work, but after a few scrapes you'll see that is not that complicted).
    So, I am looking for your comments on this and maybe some advices.
    I did use an Imacros to archive this, so make sure you understand how Imacros works before read this.
    1) I just found a pinner in my niche who did have a lot of followers (That's Easy)
    2) Go to his profile and see the followers he has got, click on followers quantity, which takes you to the page with all his followers.
    3) Now you will need to scrape all the people he is following using Imacros. (I may share the script later if required) and export them to Excel
    Here is the code I have created:
    Code:
    VERSION BUILD=8820413 RECORDER=FXSET !REPLAYSPEED FAST
    SET !ERRORIGNORE YES
    
    
    TAB T=1
    SET !EXTRACT_TEST_POPUP NO
    SET !VAR1 1
    SET !VAR2 7
    url goto=javascript:window.scrollBy(0,20000)
    WAIT SECONDS=1
    url goto=javascript:window.scrollBy(0,20000)
    'GO
    
    
    TAG POS={{!VAR1}} TYPE=A ATTR=CLASS:userWrapper EXTRACT=HREF
    TAG POS={{!VAR2}} TYPE=SPAN ATTR=CLASS:value EXTRACT=TXT
    SAVEAS TYPE=EXTRACT FOLDER=Your path\Imacros\Datasources FILE=1_search_big_pinners.csv
    ADD !VAR2 2
    ADD !VAR1 1
    
    
    4) Copy and paste last 5 lines of the code as many times as you want. These are responsibe for how many people you want to scrape. I did put such as 150 times.
    5) Now you should have your results within the csv file. Time to export them to Excel. Read on big G how to do that.
    6) Sort your results by followers, and filter those who have more then 50K followers.
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    By now you have got a list of Pinners who has got more than 50k followers and are being followed by another big guy in your niche, which is great. You can follow these people, some of them may follow you back and this is gold.

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    7) Now you need another script which is going to visit their Boards and find out if these guys who you have found are in some of the Shared boards. The benefit is the following:
    If you can get to the same board, then the staff that you will be posting will be shown on these guys feed and if they will like it, then they might repin it and expose your pin to their 50k audience. Multiply it by 10 times and see how powerfull it could be for you.

    8) Now the scripts that visits their boards is more complicated. You will need to use an existing file you have created before, in order to let Imacros know where to go to look at.
    So let's imagine you have got a list with the profile URL's, that you're suppose to get by using a script from #3. Now I have created another script:
    Code:
    VERSION BUILD=8820413 RECORDER=FXSET !REPLAYSPEED FAST
    SET !ERRORIGNORE YES
    SET !DATASOURCE 2_search_big_pinners_boards.csv
    SET !DATASOURCE_COLUMNS 1
    SET !LOOP 1
    SET !DATASOURCE_LINE {{!LOOP}} 
    TAB T=1
    SET !EXTRACT_TEST_POPUP NO
    SET !VAR1 1
    SET !VAR2 1
    ADD !VAR2 {{!LOOP}}
    SET !REPLAYSPEED MEDIUM
    
    
    'START
    '--------------------BOARD EXTRACTION----------------
    URL GOTO={{!COL1}}
    WAIT SECONDS=5
    url goto=javascript:window.scrollBy(0,20000)
    WAIT SECONDS=1
    url goto=javascript:window.scrollBy(0,20000)
    
    
    TAG POS={{!VAR1}} TYPE=SPAN ATTR=class:collaborativeIcon
    ADD !EXTRACT {{!URLCURRENT}}
    'Get boards name and URL
    TAG POS=1 TYPE=H1 ATTR=CLASS:boardName EXTRACT=TXT
    TAG POS=R1 TYPE=SPAN ATTR=CLASS:value EXTRACT=TXT
    TAG POS=R1 TYPE=SPAN ATTR=CLASS:value EXTRACT=TXT
    'Save it
    SAVEAS TYPE=EXTRACT FOLDER=Your path FILE=3_store_big_pinners_boards.csv
    WAIT SECONDS=3
    ADD !VAR1 1
    SET !EXTRACT NULL
    
    
    
    9) Repeat BOARD EXTRACTION algorithm as many times as your want. This part is responsible to scrape a number of group boards you like to get from each of your Big Pinners. I put it 10 times, so I can get 10 boars from each of them.

    10) Now Run the script on VPS on any dummy account and get your results within 6-8 hours.

    10) Export to Excel for better visibility.

    Cons:

    The results usually are not filtered, some of these guys are in the boards which are not related to your niche and must be filtered manually which is tough. I have seen some of the boards with 700k followers and 35-50 contributors:)

    Hope this helpes someone.
    Please let me know your thoughts.
    Sorry for my bad english.
     
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    Last edited: Nov 24, 2014
  2. atticanibal

    atticanibal Senior Member

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    Nice one :) ...... Just gotta learn how to work in Imacro now and im good to go
     
  3. rovad

    rovad Junior Member

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    Real question is did you have any success actually getting into any of those bigger boards?
     
  4. waldes

    waldes Junior Member

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    There is no problem to find big group board and there is no problem to go into it. The big problem is spamming on these group boards, because Pinterest antispam filter going crazy, when you publish on group boards... Baning domains, banning accounts..