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SE Submission - Perl vs. ASP

which one do you prefer?



5:30 pm on Jan 23, 2001 (gmt 0)

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Hey Gang,

I would like to create my own search engine submission script - even if just for a learning exercise - and in my investigation of this it seems that all the submission scripts are written in Perl.

I would prefer to do this with ASP, but I am wondering if my intentions are misguided.

Is there some reason that all the submission scripts are written in Perl? I searched for scripts at [hotscripts.com...] and it seems that just about every submission script that's out there is in Perl.

6:43 pm on Jan 23, 2001 (gmt 0)

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Hi jk, well perl is so easy to do since it has the LibWWW/LWP module that makes quick work of net scripts. I don't know asp, but I would imagine there aren't that many "connection" scripts available in asp?


8:33 pm on Jan 23, 2001 (gmt 0)

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ha ha..

Ya got me... :)

Anyway, it's an idea I have been toying with for quite a while now. Perhaps I just have too much time on my hands. But as a Macromedia Dreamweaver Evangelist I get UltraDev for free, and I thought I might give it a shot.

Anyway, since ya now know who JavaShark really is.. hee hee.. Just let me take a brief note to thank you for all the help you have given to the optimization community.

I only started my site (no ads, sorry, Dave) because I got banned from another discussion forum on the web (which was my fault). And what started out to be a small site just kept growing and growing and growing. But in doing my research on the web for the content I relied mostly on two sources. And that was SearchEngineWorld and SearchEngineWatch.

So, please keep up the wonderful work. And thank you for letting me visit your forums. :)

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9:08 pm on Jan 23, 2001 (gmt 0)

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This is a great topic. I was "born-n-raised" on perl for the first 3 years of being on the net, Now the shop i work in is 100% Win2k/WinNT, so i have had to switch to .asp

I have been trying to find a few good tools for SEO written in .asp but there are not many (if any).

One script i was working on is a "live results" that shows visitors on my site how my clients are doing with their positions.
I used WpG reporter to create the "Concise Report" then i parse this in SQL Server 7.0 thus i can run any queary in asp that i can think of.

I also have a COM object that will go out and retrive the 100% of any html page an store it in a table then the parser will give me specific data that i'm looking for..

I am planning on creating a script that will check linkpop on the top SE's.

Any takers on linkpop

3:13 pm on Jan 24, 2001 (gmt 0)

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A recent discussion at [webmasterworld.com...] indicates Google may be dropping/banning WPG users, be careful!

The LinkTopics link exchange at [linktopics.com...] is a nice program, written in .asp. Greg may have a few tools of interest to you and will probably be interested in your link popularity script as well. He's usually pretty responsive to email.

4:01 pm on Jan 24, 2001 (gmt 0)

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thanks DaveAtIFG

I have read this posting about WpG and Good and have been watching it very closely.
I disabled anything that has to deal with Goog and WpG a few weeks ago.
For now i just mannualy check Goog and enter the info into SQL manually.
(kind of a pain in the butt :()