LAST EDITED ON Mar-01-11 AT 07:24 AM (PST)
Here's a great way to scrape a bunch of URLs from various SEs to find link opportunities, like forums, blogs, etc.
You can probably come up with as many URLs using this method as any other...
Use Webferret and Footprints to find a bunch of URLs.
Copy/paste results in Linez Tuel.
Copy lines containing "http://
Paste into text file and save and/or use.
Spend 10 minutes and go through the functions and get a feel for how it works.
Note: When I downloaded it, the Menu Bar wasn't visible. Right Click and be sure to check "Show Menu Bar". Keep right clicking on different parts fo the program's window to get the option. (I sturggled with this for a couple of minutes)
Select all the engines you can and return at least 100+ results for each engine.
For searches, use the footprints on the Footprint thread to find pages where you can place links.
Once the results are returned, in Web Ferret go to => Edit => Select All then Copy the search results.
Open your Linez Tuel and paste the search results into the form.
Copy lines containing: http://
This will copy all the URLs to your clipboard, but leave all the other junk.
Paste into a text file or program and use as needed.
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Those footprints are so handy and this just squares the circle prefectly.
I was buying those packets from various people on the Warrior Forum and DP but when you put up those lists of footprints I found it so much easier to just pay some one to spend a few hours going through those footprints and come up with great new links.
Also one thing we tried was looking at where the pharma guys get their links just search keywords like "levitra and cialis" and you will see where guys in this very competitive but lucrative niche are getting their backlinks.
To be fair I suspect they are using some pretty blackhat tools like Xrumer but some of the sources are actually pretty good and really high value.
Has anyone tried this technique as it's worth spending some time on and if you get the right people can work out cheaper than buying packets which everyone bombards to death and they quickly get deindexed or made no follow.