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Yahoo Groups ----> Blog (its unique content!!)

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by blackhaze, Feb 7, 2009.

  1. blackhaze

    blackhaze Power Member

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    I recently came across a posting where someone is subscribed on a MAILING LIST on yahoo groups, and then auto-posts the incoming mails to blogger.

    This is pure genius. Why?

    Because we're dealing with truly unique content which is posted to the blogs via email as soon as it arrives.

    It works that you sign up for some group on Yahoo groups, and then get the mailing lists emails sent to some GMAIL account with a forwarder which posts to the blogger blog.

    HOWEVER - THIS NEEDS SOME WORK, and here is where i need some input from you guys how to go about this:


    The problem is that the yahoo groups messages arrive with a lot of crap attached to them, like yahoo ads and links to yahoo and some other stuff which needs to be stripped.
    (This is the reason i set blogger to only save the incoming mails as DRAFTS, and then hand-edit them)

    But i want to automatize this. I am wondering whether i can use yahoo pipes, or dapper, or some PHP script or anything.

    Goal:

    Yahoo Groups mailing group sends MSG with crap attached to some email (the email COULD also further be redirected to a website, eg. using posterous.com. But it needs to be a "hidden" site which only we can access because we dont want dupe penalty!)

    Now i need a parser/filter which strips all that stuff out and then posts it further to the blogger blog (or wordpress) - without the yahoo links and ads.

    Another solution would be a PHP script which acts like a mailing adress, where i can mail those yahoo groups mailings to...and then it cleans up the email and forwards it to wherever i want.

    Anyone any idea?

    Notice the potential of this since we're dealing with UNIQUE content which is not indexed by Google - i just want to automatize the whole thing!

    BH

    add: I was experimenting with posterous.com, and it would post all the emails to a blog....and then i could scrape the blog with dapper and extract the good content. The problem with posterous is that the blog is public, and its a little too much overhead (IMHO) to get the mails on a site first, then scrape, and then make a "clean" email out of the scraped content. Thats why i think something like a "mail filter script" would be better.
     
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  2. booster2ooo

    booster2ooo Junior Member

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    IMO the best this to do in to modify the .php code that imports the mails so it remove unwanted content or keep wanted content ...
    Shouldn't be too hard...

    Hope it helps
     
  3. versa

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    can you post a sample "edit" of what your talking about?
     
  4. blackhaze

    blackhaze Power Member

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    i am talking about mailing yahoo groups messages (which arrive in your EMAIL since it is a mailing list) to a blog.

    And filtering those emails to remove links and crap which yahoo inserts into those posts.

    I actually wrote a script already which does that now.
     
  5. hentpt

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    care to share that script blackhaze? would come handy.. I really realized all the potential market you're getting into. Free original content is always good!
     
  6. happyhatter

    happyhatter Registered Member

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    Can you share some of the groups to join? So far, I've joined these groups:

    article_announce
    Free-Content
    SEO_Techniques (Membership Is Pending)
    WebCash-Generator
    White-Hats
     
  7. FleshJoe

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    Hmm I tried signing up for some groups related to my niches and all the content I receive is quite crappy/useless and certaily not good enough to make seperate blog posts from (especially since answers to others posts are sent alone as well...). What do you all think about that? Did I just join the "wrong" groups?