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Scrapebox and Instagram help

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by Snook55, May 18, 2016.

  1. Snook55

    Snook55 Newbie

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    SO I need to scrape instagram for people that mentioned a specific url in one of their posts or in their bio and I cannot figure our how to do it.

    I have tired to put "site:Instagram.com" and "inurl:instagram.com" as the footprints and then the URL i am looking for in the keywords section. I got some small results from this (around 350 urls) but nothing like im expecting. The account that owns the domain im searching for has 10million + followers so im expecting that the number of posts with the URL will be much greater.

    Thanks in advance for the help.
     
  2. loopline

    loopline Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Can you give a specific example?

    Most likely what the issue is that the more specific the query the sooner google cuts you off. Its not uncommon for them to say they have X thousands of results but then return only a few or omit "similar" results.

    So you may need to do

    query keyword

    like

    site:instagram.com URL keyword

    where keyword is

    a
    b
    c
    d
    1
    2
    3
    4
    green
    car
    etc...

    So you force google to return different sets of results from its database, then you just remove duplicate urls when your done.
     
  3. Snook55

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    Thank you for getting back to me. I just got done watching your footprint youtube video when I saw you replied.

    But I have tried to do what you are saying... i think. Do you mean actually add the keywords
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    b
    c
    d
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    f
    ....
    To the keywords box?

    In my scrapebox currently I have site:instagram.com

    then in my keyword box i have the two URLS that im searching for as well as hashtags that those sites trying to promote.

    I am now getting around 1400 results but when I go into IG and look to see how many times one of the hashtag is being used it shows 10k+ results.
     
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    Well not every instagram post is indexed in Google, that's why. You can probably scrape profiles, but def not pictures with #
     
  5. Snook55

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    You are right. I didn't even think if that in the first place. but it certainly makes sense. I mean how could they index every post fast enough. But I followed what loopline recommended and got a few more results. roughly 1500 so that will do for now. if there is a way that you can think of for me to scrape just profiles who mentioned the site or the account that would be greatly appreciated.
     
  6. loopline

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    Just go to google.com in your browser and type in your resulting query, how many results does google show? Can you click thru to the 1000th result?

    I mean if google only shows 1800 then its irrelevant how many there are, google only knows about 1800 and your only going to get 1800 max from google. Just picking random number of course, but you get the point.

    Also don't get caught up in the footprints and keywords box in Scrapebox, they are the SAME thing.

    So if you put

    site:instagram.com

    in the footprints box and

    car

    in the keywords box what gets submitted to google is

    site:instagram.com car

    same as if you typed

    site:instagram.com car

    in the search bar on google.com

    you can put keywords in teh footprints box and footprints in the keywords box. The only point they even serve to make it simple to type out 1 footprint and then merge it with a bunch of keywords. In fact you can use the merge feature and get the same effect.

    I almost always put my entire footprint string complete with keywords etc.. all in the keywords box and never even use the footprints box. Do as you like but don't get caught up in the symantics of the names of the boxes and thusly overcomplicate things. If you tell me you want to do X, I can tell you half a dozen different ways to do it in Scrapebox, with just about anything. That is the great thing about Scrapebox, its a suite of tools and functions that can be combined in so many ways its excellent.
     
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