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Scrapebox - Drupal Blog Commenting Success Ratre

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by Micallef, Nov 17, 2010.

  1. Micallef

    Micallef Supreme Member

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    Anyone tried using scrapebox to hit drupal sites?

    I was wondering what kind of success rate people are seeing if they have tried this.
     
  2. mcgoohan6

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    I picked up a about 25 Drupal sites while scraping for auto blogs. When I posted to them, I had about a 25% success rate. It wasn't the biggest sampling group, so I don't know how indicative that was to Drupal and SB overall.

    I need to try and figure out some Drupal footprints and try to get a larger list to try.
     
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    I did a quick scrape of "Powered by Drupal" got 1230 links and ran them through fast poster. I had the incredibly high success rate of 1 successful post. I ran the link checker and it didn't show up.

    Maybe with a more focused scrape with more footprints the success rate could be better. I will also try slow poster some time to see if that helps.
     
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    As in scrapebox changelog

    Wrapping it better it translates to:

    Fast Poster:

    • Wordpress
    • Movable Type
    • BlogEngine
    • B2Evolution
    Slow Poster, all of the above plus:

    • Drupal
    • ExpressionEngine

    So if you got a success hit using fast poster on drupal, you should feel lucky ;)
     
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    albaniax Elite Member

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    I do a lot of manuell commenting on drupal sites, as I often find links with good PR on them.

    Just didn't know before, that SB can comment on them with slow poster, good to know will harvest some now =)
     
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    comparing to vbulletin or similar cms, drupal has a lot of custom fields, writing general drupal spammer isn't an easy task
     
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    fostinwd Newbie

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    Most drupal blogs require you to REGISTER, they are not auto post. ;)
     
  8. Micallef

    Micallef Supreme Member

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    I now have a fully automated solution for drupal blogs (signup required).

    Watch this space.
     
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    I just used fast poster for a blogengine list, it says about 5000 posted out of 35.000 but when I ran that list to see if the link is there, it actually posted to about 300.

    How is your success rate, guys, with fast poster?
     
  10. jb2008

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    Micallef, bro, don't do it. Don't do it!!! You want Drupal to become the new WP?

    IS THAT WHAT YOU WANT?!!!!!!??!?!?!?!?!?!??!
     
  11. Micallef

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    Well it wouldn't just be about drupal. I have automated about 50 platforms now and the list is growing.
     
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    I'm intrigued! do tell me more :)
     
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    many drupal blogs require registration so the success rate is low...
     
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    OK Now that's scary. 50 platforms? How in the hell do you find that many? Aren't you worried about your own links being devalued if you release this, since everyone and his grandmother will be spamming the sh*t out of blogs on platforms which were once only known by a few people, and had to be done manually.
     
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  15. Micallef

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    If I don't do it, someone else will.

    The internet is a very big place, and there are lots of automated tools out there already (most of them Russian or Chinese). You just don't hear about them much.

    Besides, I'm not making a blasting tool. Spreading the net wide with platforms has entailed a reduction in speed, although the tool is multi-threaded.

    I will say no more at this stage.
     
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    Hmm Sounds very interesting. Would deff love to know more information. =P
     
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    If you don't do it someone else will? I'm not sure about that man. 50 platforms? I very much doubt it.

    You could end up f*king yourself in the ass if you find all the links you had which were once powerful, are now devalued. Scrapebox is a brilliant harvester but automated tools for blog posting primarily can often do more harm than good, just look at what happened with the introduction of nofollow. If you end up spamming the ENTIRE internet and not just one specific corner of it, you run the risk at the very least of your links being diluted, and hence rankings of all your sites, at the worst Google taking more action to combat widespread blog comment spam, above and beyond what it's already done with nofollow. If you're going to do one with Drupal, fine, but 50 platforms? That's freaking ridiculous.
     
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    I agree with jb2008 Please don't release it :(
     
  19. Micallef

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    First of all, I am flattered that you make such a high estimation of the tool's capabilities :)

    1) To saturate entire platforms, thousands of people would have to be using the tool - properly. I am not sure that would happen. You need to have the right footprints for it to work well and I am not sure I would release all of these. Plus, 50 platforms is a sort of optimal figure. If there is a release, I am not sure that all of the 70 or so platforms I am working on would be good enough to be included so it may only do 30 or 40 platforms.

    2) The tool has a hard coded list of banned keywords in order to protect the interests of responsible link builders like us. Only the very worst offenders are excluded - viagra, cialis, ugg boots, tiffany, and a few others.

    3) The focus of the tool is on getting fewer, but higher quality links. It's not a comment blaster, it just saves me the effort of manually registering, confirming emails and posting.
     
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    I gotta ask. Did you make this yourself, Or did you have someone custom make it for you? I keep reading/hearing everyone say the way to go is to build your own custom tools or have them made for you.

    I'm almost to that point as to where i'm gonna start looking more into doing this.