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Yet another journey, regarding mostly automation

Discussion in 'My Journey Discussions' started by m4rdukk, Nov 5, 2012.

  1. m4rdukk

    m4rdukk Newbie

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    Hello! I wanted to post something since the beginning, when I joined BHW, but I decided to wait and experiment a little so I could have something relevant to say, as I am kind of new in the world of Internet Marketing. I'm gonna to talk a little about my initial projects here.

    First Project
    My first experiments all involved twitter bots. The first one was really simple. It is a bot that keeps tracking twitter and whenever someone says "I see dead people" publicly, it will answer "how often?". It is actually still running, if you wanna test Nothing much relevant there, but I wanted to start simple.

    Second Project
    Ok, it was a cool/funny project, but no profit involved. My second project tries to combine twitter with adfly to produce some profit [maybe there are better alternatives, but I did not know that at the time]. This project involves selecting a targeted niche and follow influent twitter accounts on that niche. Then my twitter bot keeps monitoring these accounts' timeline, and whenever they see a Tweet which has a High NUMBER_OF_RETWEET / TWITTER_ACCOUNT_FOLLOWERS_NUMBER ratio, meaning that this tweet had somehow a big repercussion, my bot would retweet it too! However, when it retweets, it substitutes the original link for my adfly version of it, which points to the same destination page, but generates me some cents.

    In parallel, I run another bot in the same account which aims at obtaining twitter followers. Initially I would search for tags such as TeamFollowBack or AutoFollow, follow that person, wait something around 1-2 days, and unfollow those who I had followed. This worked nice and I got my first 600 users that way. After that I bought 10k users from fivver, from which 2k were banned some days after, but that's alright. After A while I decided to do a more targeted approach, I would search for users which had recently talked about some keywords used on my last tweets and follow them, waiting for unfollowing them after some days. This last approach, however, resulted in my account being suspended either for following/unfollowing too much or for the users I had followed reporting me as spam. Argh.

    That way, in the end I keep my initial reposter bot and I am currently using twiends for getting more followers. It is working kind of nice, actually. I am waiting now to see if with time I can earn something reasonable, up to the moment I don't have even 0.02USD through adfly :x hahaha

    Second Project - Twiends usage
    As an initial small contribution, I got umbrella-corporation's script (I tried to post an URL to it but I could not, I am still not used to the forum rules..) and adapted it so I automatically follow certain users only if they had more than min_seeds:

    Code:
    javascript: function tr_f() { var min_seeds = 1; var followlinks = []; for (var i=0; i < document.links.length; i++) {if (document.links[i].getAttribute("class")=="follow"){followlinks[followlinks.length] = document.links[i];}}  for (var i=0; i<followlinks.length; i++) { if (followlinks[i].parentNode.getElementsByTagName("p")[0].innerHTML.split(" ")[1] > min_seeds) followlinks[i].onclick(); } } tr_f();
    I tried to automate this, so I could run it periodically, but the page would not refresh so I could get a new users list there, tried some Ajax calls, but to no end. In the end I tried to create an html page with an iframe to that twiends page, so I could run my javascript refreshing just the iframe page, but it did not work ): If someone wants, I can give the small code I have so far, but it really is not working well.. Probably due to some inter-domain protection regarding those iframes, argh.

    Final Words
    I actually had more projects I wanted to write about, but I could not post it due to the moderation system. Even the piece I wrote up to the moment had to be rearranged several times and a big part of the content was trimmed, so it could be posted. Hence, I am going to talk about the other projects later. Up to the moment I did not manage to find something profitable. But I hope to be in the right direction.

    Next topics will regard automated:
    tumblr, captcha solving, accounts creation.


    Thanks for the attention.

     
    Last edited: Nov 5, 2012
  2. m4rdukk

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    Second Project - Twiends [update]
    Now I got Twiends seeds getting update fully autonomously through a CasperJS script which logs in my account and follows some people. It is running on a VPS and hence, I do not have to worry about much. I think I fell in love with PhantomJS and CasperJS, which are headless browsers - something like browsers without the GUI. Now I am getting something like 3 clicks/day on my adfly links - not much, but whatever. I hope this will increase if I get more targeted users which have more tendency to retweet my things.

    Third Project - Tumblr
    My third project involves auto posting the contents of the links my twitter bot harvests. I still do not run ads nor anything that may generate income, but I am trying to get my tumblr somehow noticed before trying to earn. It automatically posts something around 8~15 posts to tumblr. Tumblr is easy to automate, I can just send an email containing some html to a specific tumblr email, and it gets posted in my account! No APIs whatsoever. Could be bad if anyone discovered that email, but whatever.

    Fourth Project - Twitter accounts creating
    Again through PhantomJS/CasperJS, I managed to create a script that creates twitter accounts :) Good news is that it works perfectly on the first account I create on the IP - the second I try to create asks for a captcha. I could easily crack a captcha through some services, the problem is that Twitters says that PhantomJS does not have javascript enabled and hence it does not give me my captcha! Which is weird, because PhantomJS is PURE Javascript. Whatever. Hence I decided to try using a list of proxies, creating an account for IP. It works. But the ratio of success is like 1account/15public-proxies. Not good. Maybe private proxies? Maybe trying to get the f$*#&* captcha to appear on PhantomJS? Hum. Gotta return to this LATER.

    Fifth Project - PTC
    ​I guess you realized how madly in love I am with PhantomJS :) Ya know this websites which pay you to click some stuff and keep browsing? What if it could be done autonomously? Tan Nan Nan Nan. I programmed a "mini-bot" for a reliable PTC network, yesterday I quickly earned my first 1USD. But after my first 1USD the things I got to click ended, and it takes time for me to get more things to click. I wonder if I could manage to keep 1USD/day without doing anything that way. I sincerely hoped my earnings would be higher, my bot works flawlessly, the problem is that the links I get to click end. Well, that is just ONE PTC network. I am already working on a second one, which is almost complete, except for the LAST stage. Getting the link I gotta click was already hard, "clicking" it -correctly- is even harder. Seriously, too many annoying security measures. Needless to say, if I did not mention PTC networks names here, I do not intend to.