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webpage auto view

Discussion in 'Pay Per View' started by euwajama, Oct 3, 2014.

  1. euwajama

    euwajama Newbie

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    Hello BHW members. I am not much of a computer genius so I have no idea on how to write programs that can do what I need. Basically, I want to view webpages from my computer automatically. Is there a software or browser trick to do this?
    I am looking to view hundreds of webpages per hour but I cannot do that by setting my browser to open hundreds of pages on start up. I do it manually and that takes a lot of time. I want to be able to put the URLs, save them, and then it will automatically open the pages with or without opening my web browser when I press start and stop at will. Is there a program that do this? Thanks for any advices in advance. I want to view blog pages (hundreds) in just a few minutes, and then do it again after 10 minutes or so. I hope you can point me to the right direction.
     
  2. Masterptc

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    Download imacros for Firefox browser, add all the links into a csv file, 1 link per line.
    Heres the imacros script that will visit each website in the csv file for 10 seconds, you can change the seconds to whatever you want.

    Code:
    VERSION BUILD=8300326 RECORDER=FX
    SET !ERRORIGNORE YES
    SET !DATASOURCE Websites.csv
    SET !DATASOURCE_LINE {{!LOOP}}
    SET !DATASOURCE_COLUMNS 1
    URL GOTO={{!COL1}}
    WAIT SECONDS=10
    
     
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  3. euwajama

    euwajama Newbie

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    thank you for the quick reply masterptc. I have no idea on where to put that code or where to put the links. I can only see the record button. Can you give me the step-by-step instructions on how I'll put the links in a csv file (I am assuming this is msexcel?) and where to input that Code you just provided. Thank you very much and I hope you have patience for me. I am not that computer literate to be honest. :)
     
  4. Masterptc

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    1. Hit that record button and press stop, you will see a file called #current.iim , right click that file and click edit Macro.
    2. Delete whatever is in there and copy and paste the code i provided you and press save.
    2.5. Right click that macro again and rename it to whatever you want, make sure to not change the .iim, example: whateveryouwant.iim
    3. Download Open Office > Its free. You need it to create csv files.
    4. Once downloaded create csv file and name it Websites.csv
    5. Put all the links into that csv file, 1 link per line.
    6. Put your csv file in this folder on your computer - C:\Users\yourusername\Documents\iMacros\
    (Where it says yourusername should be the username you are logged in under on your computer)
    So it should look like this after putting csv file in the correct place. C:\Users\yourusername\Documents\iMacros\Websites.csv
    7. Now go back to imacros in firefox and play the imacros in a loop, there is 2 buttons a play button and a play loop button,
    If there is 250 websites in your csv file you add 250 in the play loop box and click Play Loop.
     
  5. euwajama

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    Masterptc, I tried the instructions you provided but the macro just loops the 10 second wait time and not opening the URLs listed in my csv file. I have stored it in the right directory as you mentioned above. Is there anything wrong I am doing here? when I play the macro, it just stays highlighted on the last line and do not go back to the top of the code. I used excel and notepad to create the csv file, does it need to be Apache OpenOffice?
     
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    Ooops sorry put that csv file in this folder, my mistake. -
    C:\Users\yourusername\Documents\iMacros\Datasources

    so it should look like this
    C:\Users\yourusername\Documents\iMacros\Datasources\Websites.csv

    EDIT: Not sure why theres a space between the s in Datasources, thats BHW's doing, IGNORE THAT.
     
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    oh, lol...
    it is still just looping the 10 second wait time not opening the pages on the csv file :(
     
  8. Masterptc

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    You are doing something wrong, i double checked to make sure it works on my side.
    Reread and make sure you are not messing anything up. Is your csv file named Websites.csv ? And i dont mean Websites.csv.csv , so make sure you are not doing that mistake, the file should be named - 'Websites' and be in csv format.
    Make sure the csv file is in the correct location, i got to go will be back in a few hours so ill help you then if you still cant figure it out but everything you need is already on this thread.
     
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  9. euwajama

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    I followed it to the letter. It is the file name is correct. I placed all 7 command lines of the code you provided in the #Current.iim. The only thing I did not do is to rename the #Current.iim since I don't think it would matter. I will try to find out what I am doing wrong. Thanks a lot for the help, appreciate it.
     
  10. euwajama

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    I think the problem is with the csv file. Here is what's happening.
    1. I downloaded OpenOffice and opened a new Spreadsheet file.
    2. Placed all the URLs in column A, 1 URL per line as you instructed.
    3. Then this is where the problem occurs, I think.
    - After placing all the URLs and trying to save it as CSV, a prompt show up saying that
    "This document may contain formatting or content that cannot be saved in the Text CSV file format. Do you want to save the document in this format anyway?"
    -So i click on "Keep Current Format" button. Then another prompt opens up titled "Export Text File" and I just click "OK"
    -Finally, a Warning Prompt show up saying "Warning saving the document Websites: Only the active sheet was saved."

    *Any ideas on what's happening here? :)
     
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    I create my csv files starting with a txt file, so just create a txt file put all your links into it and then edit with notepad++ and rename it to Websites.csv . Try that, also 1 more thing that might be causing a problem is the first line in the code i gave you.
    Code:
    VERSION BUILD=8300326 RECORDER=FX
    
    Hit the record button again and click stop, then click edit and copy the first line of code you get and replace it with the one i have in my script because you might have a different version of imacros.
     
  12. euwajama

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    here is what I did. I just used the URL GOTO= and WAIT SECONDS= commands. I just went and put all the urls individually using excel so basically, I won't be using a datasource. It works fine. :D It took awhile but at least it is now working. Thank you for the tip! It looks like this.
    URL GOTO=(page1)
    WAIT SECONDS=3
    URL GOTO=(page2)
    WAIT SECONDS=3
    URL GOTO=(page3)
    WAIT SECONDS=3
    etc... all 200+ links LoL...
     
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    Better you both exchange CSV. No idea about your imacro. I had a problem on my PHP CSV read script while creating with windows and mac. So better you exchange CSV and check.