Footprints for Instant Social Anarchy Targets
Instant Social Anarchy (to be called “ISA” from now on) is a program that utilizes (ie. spams) social sites that are twitter clones, or micro-blogging services. Basically, you can easily create multiple (read: hundreds of) accounts very quickly – and then post your micro-blogs or blurbs which generally contain/promote a URL. Most will not allow anchor-text keyword links and many will, by default, use a link shortener. Within IAS, you can create a “link pool” – which contains a list of urls and associated keywords (which it adds as hash tags since they won’t become anchor texts). Although I don’t use the link pools when I post, I do still create and use them for account creation, since it adds those links to the user profiles it creates. During posting, I’ll add bare URLs to the “blurb” – because they will be come clickable links, although some sites will still shorten them with a service like bit.ly (you can however, turn this off many times, in your user profile – but when you’re dealing with hundreds of accounts – who has time?). I typically won’t use this as a means for backlinking, although it doesn’t hurt… I use this as a means of getting my backlinks indexed and strengthened.. So posting clickable URL link is fine for these purposes.
ISA comes with a list of targets so you can get started with the software right away. A “target” is a site that is utilizing one of the services it knows how to create accounts and post on. There are 5 types of sites it can spam – Status.net (or Laconica), Yonkly, Revou, Jisko, and Elgg. They are all pretty similar, all twitter clones. The sites or targets that IAS comes with are already heavily abused and account creation successes are getting very far and few between. So how do you get hundreds of accounts? By scraping your own fresh list of targets to spam. The easiest way to do this is to use my favorite program, “Scrapebox”.
In order for Scrapebox to do it’s job – it needs a footprint, which is a common element within the sites you are targeting. Footprints are typically some phrase that’s on every site that uses that software, or some common element in the URL strings. Below, I list some common footprints you can use with Scrapebox – so it can scrape the search engines and get a fresh list of sites that have those common footprints. There’s one problem though – Scrapebox works better when you are using a footprint WITH a keyword. It uses one connection per keyword & footprint combination. So if you don’t enter any keywords, it will only use one connection and can only find a small amount of sites.. So what I do is scrape a list of general keywords (such as: computers, sports, electronics, celebrities, etc) – then I get a huge list of keywords associated to those and enter those in combination with the footprint – so I can have Scrapebox actually scrape a really large list of targets. You will, of course, get a LOT of duplicates, since there are only so many sites that use these micro-blogging frameworks – but with a huge list of keywords, you should still get several hundred new targets that others won’t be abusing since they won’t bother with taking the time to do all this (even though it only takes a few minutes – internet marketers are lazy by nature… it’s why they chose this field… they were lured by the gurus’ who told them they can make money in their sleep… hah)
Anyhow – back to the footprints… Here’s some footprints to get you started:
- Footprints for: Status.net & Laconica
allintitle:”Public timeline -”
“a micro-blogging service based on the Free Software”
“It runs the Laconica microblogging software, version”
“It runs the Status.net microblogging software, version”
allintitle “Public Timeline -”
Note: I found [strong]2,451[/strong] unique domain targets using Scrapebox
- Footprints for: Yonkly
[FOR YAHOO] inurl:”yonkly.com”
[FOR GOOGLE, BING, AOL] “Yonkly, Knowledge not Noise”
Note: I only found [strong]367[/strong] unique domain targets using Scrapebox (you need to scrape the yahoo footprint separately and then combine them and remove duplicates)
- Footprints for: Revou
“Tell the world what you’re doing at this moment!”
Note: I found [strong]897[/strong] unique domain targets using this footprint.
- Footprints for: Jisko
“Powered by Jisko”
Note: I found [strong]782[/strong] unique domains using Scrapebox
- Footprints for: Elgg
“Powered by Elgg, the leading open source social networking platform”
Note: I found 2,742 unique domain targets using Scrapebox
So – I found a total of 7,239 fresh targets to use with ISA – targets that for the most part, aren’t being abused by everyone. And that’s only with the footprints I mentioned above. There’s probably many more footprints that will get you more results… And if you target other keywords too – you’ll find different targets..