Barman at PPC.bz has just posted an awesome step-by-step video tutorial for Creating a Quantcast Affinity Scraper with UBot on PPC.bz. Take a look at the video below to check out how easy it is to create your own custom scaper bot with UBot.
One of the people who have been using UBot to Automate their Internet Marketing and other everyday Business Operations is Michael T, popularly known as SEO_Mike across various online forums. Mike is an extremely successful affiliate marketer and also a moderator on WickedFire.
Want to know what Mike thinks about UBot? Here is a review of UBot that he posted recently —
To begin with, Seth, the creator of Ubot is fantastic! I had a strange issue with the mshtml.dll file that’s needed for part of Ubot to run and Seth took the time plus about 20 PMs and 2 – 3 hours on AIM to help me get it resolved. Apparently, I was one of only 2 people that has experienced this problem, but he figured it out and integrated the solution into Ubot so it won’t happen to anyone else.
That’s support right there.
On to the software…fucking phenomenal! Basically, if you can dream in automation you can do it. And on the off chance Ubot can’t do it efficiently right now, he’s working on adding to it.
Now, contrary to what some of you may think, I’m kind of a retard when it comes to scripting of any kind. Sure, I can figure out what most simple PHP scripts are supposed to do, but that doesn’t mean I can write scripts. Even worse, macros baffle the hell out of me. Seriously. I can’t use macros to save my damn life. So going into testing Ubot was a little scary for me. I figured it was going to be a nightmare to figure out.
Whoa! Was I ever wrong!
After spending about an hour watching the tutorial videos and trying some stuff out, I thought I had a decent grasp on things so I figured it was time to try and create my first script on my own. I tried to think of something that would be useful to others as well as myself and the only thing I came up with was a Gmail account creator. Not very glamorous, but still something I couldn’t do on my own…until now
After about an hour and playing around with stuff, I had a working Gmail account creator bot that integrates with Decaptcher. Don’t believe me? Here it is: http://www.mediafire.com/?xdqmvm0tjiq
That’s an executable and the Ubot script.
As far as I can tell, the only thing that is going to limit your bots is your own imagination and willingness to ask questions. The tutorials are fantastic at answering most of the questions that will come up in the beginning, and Seth is more than willing to take the time to explain stuff.
Price? It’s easily worth twice his asking price. I have used commercial web scrapers (not saying which ones) that cost $500 and didn’t do half of what Ubot can do.
Ubot definitely earns a spot in my sig. Way to go Seth!
Just because he loves what UBot can do for his and your business, Mike has listed the “kick-arse” UBot as a recommended software in his signature on WickedFire.
If you haven’t yet tried UBot, click here to buy a copy. We are sure you will LOVE your copy, but, if for some reasons you don’t just contact us within 30 days of your purchase and we will refund your money.
Guys — we have been working with AVG for last few days to solve the warning their software was giving when some of you ran UBot. They confirmed it was a False Alarm and promised to fix it in their next update.
While we did have a temporary fix for the problem, but we are glad to announce that AVG has fixed in their latest updated. If you are still having problems, please update to the latest version of AVG or contact us.
One question we frequently get is that how is UBot any different from the Macro Software available in market such as iMacro. The answer is that UBot allows for a lot more features that no other software in the market can match for the price we offer.
To answer this question in more details, I would reprint a review that one of customers (guerilla) had written —
I got the software, installed it, watched the videos and proceeded to automate login and account manipulation on a popular Web 2.0 CMS.
What UBot has that others I have seen do not, is the ability to import and export (share) bots, and to compile bots into standalone apps. Consider that you can compile your bots, and give them to your VAs to run. No complicated software setup, no additional licenses, and less training and documentation which is handy when outsourcing to the less tech savvy. Use a particular bot or technique up? Sell it to someone.
Since Lord Brar already covered some of the things I had in my review, and erect asked for a point of reference with iMacros, I’ve made a switch to my review.
Key differences between iMacros and Ubot.
iMacros is a simple tool. It is easy to use, but its ease of use is also its limitation. There are a lot of things you can’t do with iMacros that can be done easily with UBot.
UBot can handle conditionals. Ubot can pull from multiple datasources. Ubot can nest loops, and execute different length loops within the same bot. Ubot has some built in randomization functions.
Most importantly for those of us who have used iMacros a lot, Ubot allows finer selection of page elements to interact with. iMacros fudges with tag position, where Ubot expects you to pick elements by unique attributes. Every once in awhile, iMacros will just fail with tag selection, particularly where Ajax or complex CSS is used. UBot has much better Ajax handling in my opinion.
Another difference is that iMacros runs from a text script recorded in real time, and then edited by hand. Ubot uses VSL (Visual Scripting Language) which lays out a flow in graphical format, which is (in my opinion) easier to follow, particularly through complex routines. It takes longer to create a bot in UBot, but it is much easier and quicker to edit than iMacros, which is only fast when recording, as the macro code generation is not particularly intuitive.
UBot is very impressive. I can’t believe Seth is selling it at such a low price. I’ve seen similar russian software which sells for 4 times as much.
There is a learning curve to Ubot but I don’t see that as a negative. I plan to get even more stuck into it next month and participate on the Ubot forums.