In this mini lesson, we will be using a custom Scrapebox engine to harvest some youtube channel urls for a ppv campaign. This will be for finding the direct link to the channels. Scrapebox comes with a youtube video scraper built in. We are going to be modifying that engine configuration, and saving it as a new one. 


Under settings is where you will find the harvest engine configuration settings.
Because SB gives us the option of Add as new. You can select the already formatted YouTube engine to edit.

All you will be changing on the default Youtube engine is the Must be in link, and must not be in link options.
Along with the title. ( Settings below )

Then Add as new. 


Harvester Configuration: 


YouTube Channel Engine Configuration:

Display name: Youtube Channel Engine
Query String: https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query={keyword}&page={pagenum}&gl=US
Page Start: 1
Page Inc: 1
SSL Connection Type: SSL Auto
Just before the Url: <a href=”
Right after the url: “
Must be in link: /channel
Must not be in link: list=|google
Marker for “next page”: ยป


Harvesting Urls:

Load up your list of keywords to search.

Harvest some proxies, and run the harvester. If you are just running a few keywords, then use the detail harvested like in this example. 

After you finish running the harvest, remove the duplicate urls. 
Now you will have a niche list of urls to target in your ppv campaign. 

 

If you plan on running a larger list, the next step will help filter out any bad results. You can skip this if its a smaller amount of results. 


Filtering The Results:

Add on : Page scanner.

Page scanner will search for any keyword or footprint you create. In this example we wanted to make sure there really is the text of princess & games in this list. So far ive found, with a harvested url list from targeted keywords. This step is over kill. 

 

Configuration:

  1. Open page scanner.
  2. Import the list of urls from the harvester.
  3. You will See a Edit/New Button on the page scanner popup.
  4. Click new to add a the footprints.
  5. Add the footprints on the right, click on Add.
  6. Give this group a name.
  7. Exit back to the main page scanner page. 

Export the results:

Export them into a new folder if possible. It will output the found, not found, and error results. 

Another option you can try is running the social checker add on. This will find the number of times a channel has been shared on social media platforms. Allowing you to pick the ones that have a higher likelihood of having good volume, and traffic.