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unknown directory script suggestion / question / improvement

GiorgosKGiorgosK Greece
edited November 2012 in New Engines/Platforms
there are some direectories around for quite some time like the following

there does not appear to be a footprint on the first page
but when you go to the links page i.e.

there is always "Sponsored by: WebProNews"
and ALWAYS the following fields URL/email/category/captcha (type u102 with 50% success rate on the new CSX2)

is there way to script them ? Sven ? Ozz ?

one peculiarity of them is that the confirmation link contains AGAIN a captcha (type u102)
can this be handled by GSA SER ?

why should anyone care ?
1. there must be more than 1000 directories around (maybe more than that, webpronews sets them by the 100s up to promote their domain)
2. the approval rate is very fast (for directories) within a few minutes you can have live link
3. directories have not lost their power ;-)

putting it out there just in case anyone wants to give it a shot (maybe me if I get some time to learn the script engine)


  • GiorgosKGiorgosK Greece
    edited November 2012
    I just realized that this is already scripted as unknown directory.ini

    I tried to input a bunch of those directories but if given this way
    they are not recognized by GSA SER

    but if given as

    it will actually recognize them as unknown directory
    (using download retry 2 times)

    Does the script accommodate for the captcha at verfication time ?
  • OzzOzz
    edited November 2012
    when did you last time update?

    it was renamed in v4.27 from "unknown directory.ini" to "WebProNews.ini"

    good finding though, as the identification is only for the submit site to this point. i will see, if there is an easy workaround for this. if not, than Sven has to do his magic.
  • I am on 4.53 ;-)
    but I have both webpronews.ini and unknow directory.ini in the engines folder

    the captcha on verification page is a new addition
    because I remember not long time ago I used to submit manually and it never had captcha

    Feature request:
    maybe the captcha discovery on ANY page can be automated 
    (and of course sending it to captcha service)
    before actually submiting a page or marking it us success (on verification)

    I have a feeling that more and more engines will start doing verification with captcha
  • OzzOzz
    edited November 2012
    can you edit this line into your script and test it?

    page must have1=Please fill-out the form below with your web site's data, then click "Submit"|Home About Newsletter Advertise Contact href="/submit.html"|Home About Newsletter Advertise Add Site Contact href="/submit.html"|Home About Newsletter Advertise Submit Link Contact href="/submit.html"|Home About Newsletter Advertise Contact Submit Your Site href="/submit.html"|Home About Newsletter Advertise Contact Newsletter Archive Article Archive href="/submit.html"|Home Original About Newsletter Advertise Submit Your Site Contact href="/submit.html"

    It should recognize WebPro directories. Hopefully other directories aren't affected by those terms.
  • thanks @Ozz but
    what you give me on previous post is instructions for GSA SER on how to identifiy the engine right ?

    is n't it better if I just erase the unknown-directory.ini
    since its not going to be used with this name anymore

    and reimport the sitelist_Directory-Unknown Directory.txt
    and all to be identified as webpronews

    actually I did this and it worked

    the real problem is how to set captcha on the verification page right ?
  • @Sven the new webpronews.ini directory engine does it account for captcha on verification page ?
  • SvenSven
  • @Sven thanks
    I erased the unknow-directory.ini manually from the engines
    this won't create any problem right ?
  • SvenSven
    no problems no
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