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SMF forums? How many out there?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by lucabrasi, Oct 31, 2010.

  1. lucabrasi

    lucabrasi Regular Member

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    How many SMF forums are on the web. I get Scrapebox to pick up about 1500 after I weed out the duplicates.

    Should I pursue SMF forums for profile links or am I wasting my time. Or maybe I'm just stupid. Maybe I am doing something wrong.

    Anyway, Thank You for your time.
     
  2. zappys

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    Sure , SMF forums are great to get a profile link from.
    There are all over the web. Make a good list , and then sort the list by PR , especialy if you are doing manual links , just make sure it's worth it.
    If i would build links manually i would not make any links under PR 3 (domain root) .
     
  3. MaxTucker

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    SMF forums rock for baclinks. I put up an escort website to compete against the poorly SEO'd escort sites in my city. Plan is to get my site to rank above all the escort agency sites in my city for local search results then sell them the site or rent it.

    Anyway, I used SMF profile links manually submitted around about 400 of them and my sites already on the first page of Google and it is the third ranking for 'Escorts (city name)'. Submitting that many links is a bit of a hassle if you're doing it manually. So here are a few tips.

    1. I have not had a chance to look back into this but it is possible that smf doesn't change captch codes. Every forum seems to have a single captcha code and only the images changes but the code remains the same. I will definitely need to re-chek this in case it changes on a daily or weekly basis.

    Either way, if you want profile links for more than one site. The first time you run through you could manually make a note of the captcha code for each site. The you can write an imacros script to auto make profile links on each individual SMF forum. Store the data in a CSV file and iMacros will run through it and create a bunch of profiles. If anybody knows how the captchas work on SMF forums let me know. I haven't looked into it fully so I can't be sure.

    2. Use roboform or lastpass the first time round to autofill everything but the captcha code.
     
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  4. zappys

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    you can try sicksubmitter .
     
  5. safex

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    SMF Forums are new for me. but yes it is good to find a new type of forums list. I know it is old for you guys. but for me it is new. and It will be coming Help in link building.
     
  6. MaxTucker

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    Not a fan of sick submitter it is buggy on my computer.

    It works ok on my gf's rig and I used it in conjunction with sb. Nothing imacros cannot do faster though.
     
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    SMF is one of the forums I spam a lot. I spam it with home made software.

    Last time I dumped 10 000 SMF forums from google (unique domain). So there is at least 10 000 :p . I don't really know, but I think there is at least 20 000 site with this framework. Maybe 50k / 100k / more ? Who known !

    Max: no, you have one captcha per session, and you can only create one account per session (and sometime per ip). Just check a smf registration form in your navigator, refresh the page with F5, you will that the letter don't change. Now clear the cookie of your navigator, recheck the smf registration page : the captchas letter are different for this session :) It would have been a too serious bug. SMF is one of the most spammed forum.
     
  8. MaxTucker

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    The thing is I tried about 10 random forums with two different browsers and captchas remained the same. So it must be IP based. Either way using a captcha bypass or homemade software makes it easy. Haven't botherd to code some software for spamming SMF forums yet... lool I was really hopping that bug was real did not have a chance to look into it further last week.
     
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    pierz Registered Member

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    No dude trust me, I perfectly now SMF forum I developped a software which handle nearly all captcha protection of SMF so trust me. I perfectly now how their default captcha works.

    Just clear your cookie, it's not ip based trust me. It's session based it depends your cookie stored in your navigator or the var PHPSESSID in your url.
     
  10. MaxTucker

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    Just retested and you're right.... sorry about that not sure why I thought different. I could have swore I checked in multiple browsers... perhaps I didn't though.

    What language you code the software in? I might start coding some now as I have most of the day free.
     
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    pierz Registered Member

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    I code in many languages. It depends on what is the best adapted for the software I want to code. But the the language I use the most in seo software developpement is Java.
     
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    Fair enough, my gf is the java pro I am better with other things. I am going to put her on the job and get some SMF spam software coded. Thanks man.
     
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    Maxtucker - Sick Submitter can already do this .. :)
     
  14. necada

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    With the right protection SMF forums are almost impossible to spam
     
  15. MaxTucker

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    Yeh, I bought subscription and it is almost up. I do not like paying subscriptions for software I can code myself. It is not about the money, I can afford the subscription. It is the fact that I have no control over software I rent.

    I like being able to control the software so I can fix bugs quickly myself. Also if I code it myself I can expand on the limitations rented software has.

    This is not to mention the extreme buginess of SickSubmitter. I tried it on my system and it was useless but works on my gfs pc. For simple stuff I code iMacros scripts and for the complicated stuff I will make some simple software. I rather spend 1-3 days coding something I have complete control over than paying a monthly fee to rent an inferior product.
     
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    pierz Registered Member

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    We definetly share the same point of view. And I like to develop this sort of software.

    And yes sicksubmitter is really bugged and slow (comparing to my personal spam software).

    necad: Every protection can be bypassed, if a human can do it, a bot can do it. That's right that some protection are hard, like personalized question ("in what year is born the people we talk about in this forum ?"). In java language there is so many API / library that you can do big stuff easily like answering question like what is 1*5+4, interpret javascript...

    stopforumspam and co are also spam protection hard to bypass. (ip based spam detection : need private proxy).
     
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    Just in case some people don't: you can use almost any decapturing service with imacros. Just google it.
     
  18. Deusdies

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    I know that SMF used to be 3rd most popular forum software on the web (after vB and phpBB), especially because it rocked compared to the phpBB 2. Don't know what the situation is now, but there's still tons out there.
     
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    Yes, SMF forums are simple great for spamming :).. I have a list of 28,000 SMF forums (sorted by PR) but this list seems to be outdated now as most of the forums are closed now or not accepting new registrations.

    Is there any script available to check for 'open registration and valid forums'?