Abandoned project turned into a monster

Holy shit, do you remember my black hat command center? It was an attempt to manage my whole inventory of domains, sites, accounts and integrate all the scripts that I was using at that time (Social bookmarking, sitemap submitter, trackback spammer, social bookmarking etc…) Unfortunately, I got involved in a lot of other projects and I never really had the time to develop my pet project to it’s full potential.

It’s been abandoned for over a year now, but for some reason I never took it offline. Yesterday was one of those days that I don’t know why I decided to login again and found this.

Network Operation Center

It’s been scraping keyw0rds and sending trackbacks like crazy (Talk about reliability!)…

  • This system had a cron that scraped the daily search trends, and then scraped and generated longtails for each daily trend (+250,000 longtails)
  • Then, after doing a bunch of other internal processes it scraped blogs related to each longtail and did a couple of tests to see if you could send a trackback to the blog. (+2,500,000 blogs sorted by longtail that accept trackbacks from my script)
  • +80,000 fresh and tested proxies
  • +20,000 ips from search engines

Too bad I turned off the content generation to keep the load down on my server, because I would have a database with unique human readable content for +250,000 longtails.

I wonder what would have happened if I had left a couple of sites running on auto mode on the system with all turned on.

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7 thoughts on “Abandoned project turned into a monster

  1. uw UNITED KINGDOM Windows Server 2003 Mozilla Firefox 3.0.6 says:

    Shoulda woulda coulda eh?

    Think we have all done this one time or another!

  2. The data you do have though could would nicely in a project i’m in the middle of, did u happen to save all the scraped data?

  3. busin3ss MEXICO Mac OS X Mozilla Firefox 3.0.6 says:

    Yes, I do have it.

    Ping me at busin3ss [at] gmail [dot] com

  4. Dude

    You could make a frickin’ fortune if you released it or offered it as a service. (Personally, I’d go for the first option – save a fortune on server resources)

    If you ain’t gonna release it, let me know so I can rip you off and make a fortune or send me the source and a contract, I’ll do all the work and split the profits 50/50.

  5. netseo UNITED STATES Windows Vista Mozilla Firefox 3.0.10 says:

    I followed this thread and the O.G. for almost 2 years now. So I have 600+ domains all using YacgMI. I have made the fortune you all talk about with this tool. Would love the dashboard code so ping me and I will pay. rybest [at] gmail [dot] com

    busin3ss update your twitter :) and where the hell can one meet you besides the web?

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