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Where do fixture sites get their info from?

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by Hawkster, Oct 9, 2015.

  1. Hawkster

    Hawkster Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    I have a few sites in the sports niche and would love to build my own fixture site like this one:

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    Where does a site like that pull its info from? I doubt they enter all that info manually.
     
  2. jazzc

    jazzc Moderator Staff Member Moderator Jr. VIP

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    No idea but you can scrape it from them ;)
     
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    I have seen sports streaming scripts also have those fixtures auto updated, they won't enter all those manually.
     
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    Just iframe their fixtures onto your site. I have done this before, but it took me ages to find a good iframe. Also you can get free widgets or buy widgets with no ads on them.
     
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    Thats actually not a bad idea, i can make that work. Cheers

     
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    If you do iframe make sure that if one of the links are clicked in the iframe that it goes to one of your pages instead. I would set up css containers over their links or at least something like a body onunload javascript redirect.
     
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    I am guessing there are probably companies that prvide this information via some sort of API? I am only comparing to finance niche which must be similar, where you can get price information from various different providers.

    Or if you want more BH method then yea, scrape it or iframe it. Just issue if you trying to build up big and long term site.
     
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  8. BMC Media

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    Yes, many providers of such data.