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[Tutorial] How I Generate Niche Targeted Email Lists/Leads With Scrapebox

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by 75INZ, Jun 6, 2012.

  1. 75INZ

    75INZ Regular Member

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    I was reading through this great thread over here about making 40k a month with email lists and what not and I got thinking about a few things. Mainly,

    A) I don't want to spend any money gathering these leads
    B) I don't want to ask someone if they will email their list to join MY list

    And

    C) I want the leads to be targeted to my niche.

    That lead me to a few conclusions. The first being that forums are probably the best places to gather emails/leads because these are people who have signed up to a forum to talk about one specific topic. The second being that I could use this to my advantage to gather large amounts of emails from people who are already interested in whatever product I wish to promote and thirdly, I can use Scrapebox to accomplish this.

    So you've got a product you want to promote and a niche in mind, let's get started.

    I'm just going to use BHW for this example.

    First step is to go into Scrapebox and search for forums in your niche.Under the keyword put [your niche niche] forums. Use the Footprint "Powered by vBulletin" or any other footprint you like for forums. This one works well for me.
    So your Scrapebox should look something like this. Feel free to run a Remove/filter pass if you wish to weed out any URLs that may not contain your keyword.

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    Next, pick a target on that list. Any target. The one thing you're looking for here is that the forum has a members list. Pretty much all good forums have one so you should be able to find them easily enough.

    BHWs is just http://www.blackhatworld.com/blackhat-seo/memberlist.html

    Have a little click through some of the page numbers to get an understanding of how the sites URL structure works. This is very important as we'll be using this as a footprint later.

    So for example, BHWs is http://www.blackhatworld.com/blackhat-seo/memberlist-91.html for page 91 or 70 for page 70 and so on.

    To be extra thorough, hover over the letter in the sort member list by letter option that most forums have and take note of that URL structure too.

    For example, to go to the start of members whos names start with D in BHW it's http://www.blackhatworld.com/blackhat-seo/memberlist-d1.html This too can be used as a footprint.

    Right, back to Scrapebox with our new information. For our next footprint, we want to use something like this

    site:http://www.blackhatworld.com/blackhat-seo/memberlist-*.html

    This is going to be dependent on how the forum you chose URL system works. What this footprint basically does is it searches the specific site for URLs that are similar to /memberlist-*.html

    So this particular footprint looks for /memberpage-1.html, /memberpage-2.html, /memberpage-3.html and so on. Essentially what we're doing here is getting links to all of the memberlist pages.
    This is why it's important to take note of how the URL system for your particualr forum works, other wise you'll get a bung footprint.

    Let's be more thorough though.

    Take those links you just harvested and chuck them into the link extractor addon, select internal links only and let it run. From 14 links I now have 800.
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    Export them as a .txt and then reimport them backinto Scrapebox. Run another Remove/Filter pass with "URLs not containing" and then insert whichever URL structure your forum was using. BHWs was just memberlist.

    Now I have a list of 200+ member pages. Each of these pages has about 30 or so users on it. So that's...a lot of users. If you want even more, simply repeat that previous process of putting it through the link extractor addon.
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    Now you have two options.

    First, with your list of memberlist pages you can do a remove/filter pass and do a "Remove URLs not containing" What you want to do here is put in the URL structure for INDIVIDUAL USER PAGES.

    BHW uses the link structure http://www.blackhatworld.com/blackhat-seo/members/[userID]-[membername] So in this case I'd run a filter to get rid of any links that don't contain the /member/ part of the URL, thus giving me only links to individual profile pages. Then just run it through the email harvester and voila, it harvest everons emails who have it included in their profile.

    OR (and I much rather prefer this metod)

    Grab a copy of Atomic Email Hunter and with the list you scraped of member pages (NOT INDIVIDUAL MEMBER URLS) go to File>Search in List>From File and put the list of URLS. Select a scan depth of 1-2 and in Current and sub-folders only.

    This goes through all the member list pages you scraped, then goes through all of the individual member pages and grabs their email, and I've found that Atomic Email Hunter grabs emails far better than Scrapebox. See the below image for example. In the 10 minutes it took me to type this up I scraped 1000 emails from user profiles.

    If someone would be kind enough to upload a copy and do a virus scan and what not that would be fantastic, I'm not too sure on the rules regarding that. I think the program can even be found on this forum somewher.

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    And that's about it!

    Go send an email to all those people telling them about your super awesome landing page and to join your email list or whatever, I dunno I'm not a copywriter!
     
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  2. Nargil

    Nargil Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Well scraping the emails is the easier part.
    However sending them with a good inbox rate is a problem. How do you send them?
     
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  3. 75INZ

    75INZ Regular Member

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    I use Interpsire running on my own server and just import the list into a group and send away.

    I'm sure any autorepsonder service like Awever or Mailchip or monkey or whatever it's called allows you to import a list of emails so they'd work too.
     
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  4. amazingRay

    amazingRay Junior Member

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    thanks
     
  5. shoaibahmad9999

    shoaibahmad9999 Power Member

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    But isn't it illegal ? I mean sending unsolicited emails ?
     
  6. 75INZ

    75INZ Regular Member

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    Not if you comply with CAN-SPAM
     
  7. ferma231

    ferma231 Elite Member

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    You are in Black Hat World forum !
     
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  8. shoaibahmad9999

    shoaibahmad9999 Power Member

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    Are things in blackhatworld all illegal ?

    What about SEO ?

    PPC ?

    and a lot of other things. Blackhat dosen't mean illegal :)
     
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  9. Nargil

    Nargil Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    No, I don't think that Awhebher would work, I think it requires double opt-in.
    And from what I read these past days, having your own server with mass mail software, like Intersprie, is probably the only way to send mass mails.
     
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    Yeah, Aweber doesn't work at all. First, all lists you import must opt-in to Aweber's verification email (automated email verifying you signed up for the list). Secondly, if the list you import has too many "undeliverable" or blocked emails, you will get your account suspended or receive a warning.

    I actually tried this once and just got warning. Stick to Interspire or Atomic Email Sender (rotates IPs, domains, emails, and SMTPs).
     
  11. imshinji

    imshinji Junior Member

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    Interesting method.

    how many email you send per day?
    How much you make a month with it?
     
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  12. nematoda

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    Anyone knows where we can download nulled interspire email marketing thing.. please
     
  13. blackouts

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    Nice tutorial!
     
  14. pubudusoft

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    Any free software that can be used to do the job of "Atomic Email Hunter"

    thanks for the tutorial....


     
  15. msuna

    msuna Junior Member

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    thanks for this tutorial...
    nice idea to use scrapebox for that
     
  16. msuna

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    thanks for this tutorial...
    nice idea to use scrapebox for that
     
  17. Heisenberg_

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    Brilliant. Must try :)
     
  18. IceWarm

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    Seems like an awesome way, gonna try this when I have some time.
     
  19. 75INZ

    75INZ Regular Member

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  20. vvbox

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    very nice tutorial.

    What if forum only allows login users to see the member list?