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Resources to start Developing SEO Software

Discussion in 'General Programming Chat' started by PJEstrada006, Dec 28, 2014.

  1. PJEstrada006

    PJEstrada006 Newbie

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    I´m pretty interested in starting creating software for SEO, like GSA SER or Rank Tracker. I already got some programming skills on Java, python and C#. However I don´t really know where to start to get on the specifics on how to build those kinds of systems. Are there any books or courses you can suggest?

    Thank you!
     
  2. GoGetRanked

    GoGetRanked Power Member Premium Member

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    Get in touch with me . i have coded a lot of things myself but not something thats really "marketable "
    maebe we can work ?
     
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    innosoft Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    PLAN PLAN PLAN!

    Do your homework.. Research the demand.. See if you can hit the market.. see if its really useful for people.. Develop & protect properly.. Market Wisely!

    Ask yourself of why people shud buy your software. you will then have right pointers of where to begin.
     
  4. uffda

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    I'm interested as well man. I've got some programming background with java, VB, C++, etc but I can't find the documentation I would need to program web bots. I just haven't been able to find good information about logging in to a website and capturing the cookies/hash whatever is required to stay logged in etc. If anyone knows good programing resources for SEO/bots PLEASE share them i don't even care what language the basic structure is the same across the board.
     
  5. SEODEMON

    SEODEMON Regular Member

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    Me, I do a small bit of coding, If I was on said path I would start by Decompiling existing software just to see how they work. Not copy the code but Explore. Even old SEO Software that no longer works.
     
  6. gazmo

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    I don't want to discourage you, but I don't know what "some programming skills" means and you might need some experience in order to see "the bigger picture" before you start coding, and also to be able to manage your work, split it into components and plan them (protip: you will get bored/abandon the project if too many difficulties arise all the time, you need to have a clear roadmap and the ability to see where you are at the moment).

    Other than that, you might need some theoretical knowledge on how to make use of the data. The coding part of the SEO software does seem simple enough, I guess.

    Scraping is easy as hell (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=52wxGESwQSA watch this video for example). You can also do it in c# with libraries such as HTMLAgilityPack / sharpQuery if you prefer it to python.

    HTTP knowledge is detrimental as well.

    Overall, programming languages are just the first step, there's lots more stuff you'll need to understand before you're able to release a finished product.

    Last, but not least - good knowledge of the market is also important. It's not as easy to come up with a cool idea as you might think. You can always release a competitor to some of the software which is popular today and sell it cheaper, but you might notice that SEO is a smaller niche than expected, and prices are low already.

    That's my 2c for now ;) Might add more tomorrow after work
     
    Last edited: Dec 29, 2014