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  1. Hey I hope you are doing well today! As some of you may already have heard, I am leaving the IM scene in pursuit of different challenges. This may be the very last time I am sending you a newsletter regarding PinBot, InstaQ or YTR. I am proud to say that we have new owners who are taking over all three of my products. InstaQ and YTR have both been acquired by one company and PinBotAI by another. I have personally selected the companies to make sure they are very competent and real experts in their fields. Letting go of my healzer brand was a big and hard decision but I have good faith in the new owners as they will make the products better, faster and stronger in all areas. Below is a short description regarding each product: PinBotAI PinBot's domain and URLs have been changed. The new sales page is located here: https://pinteresttools.com/PinBotAI/?discount=takeover2017 notice that the owner is running a big discount campaign right now, so if you don't have a life-time license then the time is now. The forum has been split in two parts, everything related to InstaQ has been moved (see section InstaQ) - however everything else remains the same. Here is the forum URL: http://forum.pinteresttools.com/ For support and questions you can reach them at admin@pinteresttools.com if you require assistance by Skype then you can add (wiktorpl220 or affiliatedreams). Are you interested in joining PinBot's affiliate program? Then sign up here: https://www.jvzoo.com/affiliates/info/209993 and/or https://www.jvzoo.com/affiliates/info/280604 InstaQ InstaQ's domain and URLs have also been changed and there is a big discount campaign running as well: https://insta-how.to/InstaQ/?discount=takeover2017 . The price for a monthly subscription has been increased but the one-time licenses can be bought at 50% of the original price. The InstaQ part from the old healzer forum has been transferred to a brand new forum: http://forum.insta-how.to/ so if you have questions, comments or feedback then post it up there. If you had an account on our old system then it has not been transferred unfortunately, please sign up for a new account instead. For support and questions you can the new owners at support@insta-how.to and for Skype support please add (wiktorpl220). Are you interested in joining InstaQ's affiliate program? Then sign up here: https://www.jvzoo.com/affiliates/info/261979 and/or https://www.jvzoo.com/affiliates/info/280564 YTR - YouTube Calculator YTR is now located here: https://ytr-how.to/YTR/?discount=takeover2017 and also has a discount offer available right now. On InstaQ's forum you will also find a sub-forum regarding YTR. For support you can contact them at support@ytr-how.to ---- Allow me to say a final good bye to all the amazing, great and wonderful people I have met. A big thanks to you and to all the people who were very patient during my struggles to keep the business up and running. If you wish to stay in touch with me then you can email me on my personal email. But if it is related to any of the products then you have to get in touch with the new owners instead. Feel free to introduce yourself to the new owners and say "hi :)". From this point onward you will be receiving newsletters from the new owners, make sure to white-list their email addresses so you can stay updated on every new thing.
  2. InstaQ features and requests

    This thread is enumerates all InstaQ features. In the comments below you may post your suggestions and feature requests. Available features: Multi-account support Proxy support Scrape Instagram posts by hashtag (keyword). Scrape Instagram posts of a user by username. Scrape Instagram users by hashtag (keyword). Like posts Re-post Follow users Import images from your computer Keyword generator tool (version 1 :: scrape Google suggestions) Automatically add URL(s) to the description of your (re-)posts. Automatically remove all URL(s) from scraped posts. Process queue manually in safe-mode (respecting daily limit). Process queue manually forcefully (not respecting daily limit). Autopilot mode (respecting daily limit). Scrape user's followers Scrape user's following Different timeouts per action type. Commenting feature Messaging feature Unfollow non-followers Keyword generator tool (version 2 :: scrape hashtags from external source). Select and start multiple accounts at once. Manual mode running indicator (similar to autopilot light indicator). Scrape images from Tumblr (by keyword) Scrape images from RSS scrape images from any HTML website Do not comment & like own posts Multiple queries ; each per feature (upload, like, follow, ...) Advanced autopilot (starting time range) Upcoming features: Queue viewer: indicate #total items, and #items per activity type. Scrape image from Instagram individual URL. Buttons on main for quicker access (toggle on/off) -> no context menu needed. Automatically configure queries for your account based on existing posts/likes. Import accounts from CSV file. Automatically edit images, remove meta data and slightly adjust MD5 hash of image. Scrape images from Pinterest (by keyword, username or boardname) Pre-defined list of texts/hashtags to automatiaclly generate descriptions of posts (Spintax format allowed). Scrape users by criteria Scrape pins by criteria Scrape users based on location (location given as query) Scrape uploads based on location (location given as query) Unfollow users (by criteria) Emoji's in comments support Unfollow on autopilot (any) Scrape users who've liked posts ( :: posts were scraped by either hashtag or username) Automatically mention the original poster's username when you re-post. Notify if email and/or phone verification is required. Multi-source, multi-query manual scrape. Easier statistics in account selector screen. Queue image size zoom in/out. Upload videos Repost videos Automatically adjust video reposts to make them unique (similar to MD5 hash of images) Menu actions: changing any comboboxes, try to preserve already selected value. Scrape usernames and/or scrape pins from @username/followers Account stats (real-time) viewer Notify if follow limit reached (~ #163 AR Error) Bio-editor Shuffle/randomize queue
  3. PinBotAI autopilot mode

    In this tutorial we will learn how to use the autopilot feature of PinBotAI. In order to follow this tutorial, you should've already added an account and configured it properly as explained in previous tutorials. The following animated GIF briefly demonstrates how to use PinBotAI in autopilot mode. More detailed instructions can be found below: https://healzer.com/PinBotAI/imgs/giftuts/4_autopilot.gif You can start the autopilot mode in a single click: Beware, once you close PinBotAI, you'll have to manually re-start the autopilot. PinBotAI will not automatically restart itself if it is closed/shutdown. You can open the "Main" viewer and you can see that autopilot is filling the queue. The autopilot algorithm works in two steps: First it scrapes a batch of activities (between 1 and 5 activities) and adds them into the queue, the scraping is performed based on our configuration. Each batch corresponds to certain action (upload, follow, like, ...), thus each batch has activities of the same type. The second step will process all activities from the queue until it is empty. After each activity, the autopilot will wait according to the "Action delay timeout" which we've configured. The whole process is repeated. * Autopilot pauses when the daily limit is reached for all actions we've configured. ** If you already have items in the queue (from manual scrape, or import) then these will be processed as well by autopilot mode.
  4. I have some very important news regarding my services (InstaQ, PinBot, YTR) and related support. As I have been given the opportunity to transition into a different business and industry; in the coming few weeks I will be finalizing my services towards these projects. Some of you have experienced a major drop in customer support from my part, for which I apologize. I believe it makes much more sense to find a successor to take over my operations and improve the business. * Some time ago I have listed the PinBot business for sale here: https://www.blackhatworld.com/seo/selling-my-20-000-year-business.968374/ * I am also putting my 50% share for sale in the InstaQ project. The other 50% belongs to a co-developer, he's a nice and hard-working junior Java dev. * I am selling http://healzer.com/YTR/ I am only going to sell my businesses to person who I believe has what it takes to make the business grow and improve the quality & customer satisfaction greatly. If you are that person, or you know someone who can, then get in touch with me.
  5. Have you ever wondered how some people can ask a thousand dollars for a product or service, that sells $10 elsewhere? Why is that Apple charges two, three or four times the amount of other computer manufacturers? How can a hotel cost a thousand dollars per night? Don't get freaked out, it's not because they are "that" much better. Most of them weren't just lucky, or had a lot of money to start with. Because if you do think this way, you're just placing obstacles in your way. It does not matter if you are selling tangible products or digital ones, because luxury is in demand. The luxury market will never collapse, it is never in a recession, it will always continue to exist and grow. Rich people, or above-average spenders will not be poor anytime soon -- but the opposite in fact. Which is "why", most of us who are from the "working" class, have an ENORMOUS opportunity right now. The rich are ever looking for new ways to spend their money and get something unique in return. If they like your product, service or support, then they will spread the word about you like a wildfire. My experience For more than a year, I have been selling a software that I developed. At a certain point I raised the price for $29.99 to the price of $179 per license. All my competitors were selling a similar software at a price between $40 and $80. And let me tell you, in that one year I've probably made more sales than some of my competitors did in their entire product's lifespan. Was there any difference in the software? Nope. Most of my competitors had similar features that mine had. I did not have a single competitive advantage technology wise. Matter of fact, I even came in the game two years after they have. Was it your marketing strategy? Not at all. I sold to the same audience (market segment) that they were selling to. Then how come you have those crazy sales? Because I have created a luxury bundle, not just a mere software for automation. What I realized was that my competitors were focusing on 'just selling a software'. Instead, I wanted to give my clients a special treatment, so here is what I did: Provide them the best VIP support. I made sure I was available for more than 8 hours every day on Skype. They could ask me questions about the software, about any methods, about my private life, really anything! I wasn't just some "support technician" with a 9-5 attitude. I was really sending out positive vibes, and they felt it. Premium content. Most of my competitors didn't have a knowledge base, a place for the users to learn something new. So I started a blog and locked 90% of the posts so that only those who bought could read. I didn't lock the entire blog post, but only the crucial parts, so that any visitor could read the first few paragraphs and then they would get a message like this one: As I was just starting, I did these two steps without expecting much. But I knew these two simple disciplines would get me some extra clients. I truly never thought it would blow up like it had! Believe me when I say that it doesn't take much to be amazing. Just a few simple disciplines. Why the hell did you ask $179 for the software and not $70 to be more competitive? I've had people telling me that "I'm asking too much", "the price is too high", "too expensive", blah blah blah... This only means they cannot afford it. And if they want a luxury service, if they want a VIP product, then they better pay good money. I have never had a single regret for charging that much, and boy it felt good! Most importantly, my clients were extremely happy and were spreading the word about my product / service like crazzzzyyy!!! The lesson here is that people don't lack money, they only lack motivation to buy. Of course there are some broke people looking for a cheap fix, but don't focus on them. If you're passionate and motivated about what you're doing, then have the guts to just be Awesome! What I learned from the luxury hotel industry... I was reading an article today from Harvard Business Review (source). And it explained how a company is helping high-end luxury hotels improve their service using big data. What caught my attention is that they were using data in a very effective way to increase their sales & improve customer's happiness. There is a line in that article that says: I find this very fascinating. Because it all comes down to the fact: It is the small little details that make all the difference in the world. Which is our slogan at Clicktrait. A/B testing and CRO isn't just about visuals, graphics and copy improvements, but really the things most entrepreneurs miss out on. Everyone is so busy trying to get new clients, new ventures, more sales, more money,... that they forget the small little things that matter the most. If you can make one client happy, they will spread the word to their friends, colleagues & family members. Their word is 100 times more powerful than any ad, banner of spam email you will ever send! If you can get them to recommend you to other people then you have literally started growing your business big time!
  6. PinBotAI changelog

    Update 4.0.7.3 Some accounts were unable to scrape their follows/followings for the unfollow feature. This should be patched and fully functional again.
  7. PinBotAI changelog

    This thread is reserved for updates, changes and notifications regarding PinBotAI.
  8. PinBotAI changelog

    Update 4.0.7.2 Private boards are now also retrieved and can be used in the configuration screen. If your private boards are missing then you have to re-scrape them by "refreshing" your account or going to "Edit..." and then re-save your account so it can fully perform a login.
  9. This thread is enumerates all PinBotAI features. In the comments below you may post your suggestions and feature requests. Available features: Multi-account support Proxy support Scrape pins by keyword. Scrape pins from user's feed: /username/pins/ Scrape pins from a board's feed: /username/boardname/pins/ Scrape users by keyword. Scrape users's followers: /username/followers/ Scrape user's following: /username/following/ Scrape a board's followers: /username/boardname/followers/ Scrape an individual pin /pin/pin-id/ Pin images Repin pins Like pins Follow users Follow boards Invite users to become contributes for your board(s) Message users Comment on pins Import images from your computer Keyword generator tool (scrape Google suggestions) Automatically add URL(s) to the description of your pins/repins. Automatically add URL(s) to the source of your pins/repins. Automatically remove all URL(s) from scraped posts. Process queue manually in safe-mode (respecting daily limit). Process queue manually forcefully (not respecting daily limit). Autopilot mode (respecting daily limit). Select and start multiple accounts at once. Import account(s) from PinBot v3.0 Import account(s) from CSV file Scrape images from Tumblr (by keyword) Scrape images from RSS scrape images from any HTML website Unfollow non-followers (manual method) Different timeouts per action type. Auto add source URLs to imported images and externally scraped ones. Advanced autopilot (start times) Queue image size zoom in/out. Manu actions: changing any comboboxes, try to preserve already selected value. Queue viewer: indicate #total items. Manual mode running indicator (similar to autopilot light indicator). Secret boards. Upcoming features: Automatically configure queries for your account based on existing pins and boards. Automatically edit images, remove meta data and slightly adjust MD5 hash of image. Scrape users by criteria Scrape pins by criteria Unfollow users (by criteria) Notify if email and/or phone verification is required. Multi-source, multi-query manual scrape. Remove "like" feature when Pinterest disables it permanently. Board creator/editor. Shuffle queue. Duplicates per board for pin & repin (not per feature). Invite to specific boards only. How many pins/repins/users/... in queue Account stats (real-time) viewer Bio-editor
  10. 02 - Account configuration

    Configuring your first account is a very straightforward process. Select your account, then use the menu (or right-click) to open the Configuration viewer. In the middle section you are presented various features (upload, like, follow, ...) in tabs. You have to "check" every feature you wish to enable for your account and then configure each tab separately. Primarily there are three options you have to configure: * Timeout activity: this is the amount of time (in seconds) that InstaQ waits between each action (a.k.a. delay). Notice that it is a range, so you have to interpret it as a delay between X and Y; InstaQ determines a random delay between X and Y inclusive. The timeout/delay makes sure your account is not being blocked/banned for spammy behavior, so make sure that the delay is large enough to make it look like a real human is doing the work. * Action limit: this is the daily limit for the specified feature. Each time you start your account (manual or autopilot mode) then InstaQ will determine a random daily limit between X and Y inclusive. The daily limit makes sure your account does not get banned, make sure the X and Y intervals are small enough to make it look like a real human is doing the work. * Queries: here you have to enter keywords/hashtags or other queries. InstaQ uses these queries to scrape for images, uploads or users and adds them into the Queue. Some features allow you to define queries such as @username, @username/followers and @username/following where "username" can be any existing Instagram user -- please hover the "?" icon for more details. Notice that you can use the "Hashtag Generator" tool to obtain hundreds of hashtags and even analyze them. The analyzer determines a "HashTag Quality Index", this indicates how good a hashtag is (the higher the better). A good hashtag is one which will give you a lot of exposure (traffic, followers and likes) while at the same time keep your posts on top for as long as possible. A hashtag such as "#girl" has a lot of daily traffic but your post(s) will not remain on top for very long (typically just a few seconds). A hashtag such as "#girlinafastcar" will most likely keep your posts on top for hours, days or even weeks but will generate very little (or almost no) traffic/exposure. Both of these keywords will have a relatively low "HashTag quality index". If you are going to use the autopilot feature then you have to configure the X and Y time values when the Autopilot should start every day. InstaQ's autopilot algorithm will determine a random time between X and Y (inclusive) when to start. The autopilot can only start working if it is enabled explicitly, the configuration itself does not enable autopilot but only configures the X and Y times (in hh:mm format). Configuration process illustrated: In the next tutorial we show you how to use the autopilot feature in InstaQ.
  11. startup

    It could happen that you are running InstaQ from a directory such as C:\ or D:\blabla In these cases, InstaQ does not have enough privileges (given by the OS) to create/read/write the database. You need to place InstaQ's folder on your desktop and then try running InstaQ then. Does this solve it for you?
  12. PinBotAI changelog

    Update 4.0.7.0 Bug fix with RSS external scraper: preventing duplicate entries, especially when multi-resolution images are presented in the feed's entries.
  13. Autopilot not working

    This issue should be resolved by now, in case you are still having issue(s): Please make sure you are using the latest Java version http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/java/javase/downloads/jre8-downloads-2133155.html If updating Java did not help, feel free to add me on Skype (id: healthchants) I will then personally help to solve the problem(s)
  14. Will not configure correctly

    This issue should be resolved by now, in case you are still having issue(s): Please make sure you are using the latest Java version http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/java/javase/downloads/jre8-downloads-2133155.html If updating Java did not help, feel free to add me on Skype (id: healthchants) I will then personally help to solve the problem(s)
  15. Some users are running +50 accounts per instance, however I personally recommend no more than 20 accounts per instance. The reason is that each instance (by Java's default) has 512mb of memory reserved. One needs to apply a few tricks to circumvent this restriction. In the end, that's my personal opinion of course, running more than 10 accounts per instance can become burdensome and induce lag and unforeseen bugs. Fortunately you can run as many instances on your machine as your memory can handle. You just have to duplicate the PinBot directory for each instance -- each instance/folder has its own database with accounts, so do not mix them up. You don't want to run the same account on two instances at the same time (= ban).
  16. At this stage PinBot does not handle secret boards. However, right now I am working on an update that allows you to use secret boards. You will then be able to see your own private boards and map queries/keywords onto them for pinning/repinning purposes. This way you can grow & manage those boards, once you are satisfied you can put them live/public
  17. update 4.0.6.8 Login error

    This issue should be resolved by now, in case you are still having issue(s): Please make sure you are using the latest Java version http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/java/javase/downloads/jre8-downloads-2133155.html If updating Java did not help, feel free to add me on Skype (id: healthchants) I will then personally help to solve the problem(s)
  18. can't configure accounts

    This issue should be resolved by now, in case you are still having issue(s): Please make sure you are using the latest Java version http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/java/javase/downloads/jre8-downloads-2133155.html If updating Java did not help, feel free to add me on Skype (id: healthchants) I will then personally help to solve the problem(s)
  19. This issue should be resolved by now, in case you are still having issue(s): Please make sure you are using the latest Java version http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/java/javase/downloads/jre8-downloads-2133155.html If updating Java did not help, feel free to add me on Skype (id: healthchants) I will then personally help to solve the problem(s)
  20. PB4 didn't scape images

    This issue should be resolved by now, in case you are still having issue(s): Please make sure you are using the latest Java version http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/java/javase/downloads/jre8-downloads-2133155.html If updating Java did not help, feel free to add me on Skype (id: healthchants) I will then personally help to solve the problem(s)
  21. This issue should be resolved by now, in case you are still having issue(s): Please make sure you are using the latest Java version http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/java/javase/downloads/jre8-downloads-2133155.html If updating Java did not help, feel free to add me on Skype (id: healthchants) I will then personally help to solve the problem(s)
  22. This issue should be resolved by now, in case you are still having issue(s): Please make sure you are using the latest Java version http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/java/javase/downloads/jre8-downloads-2133155.html If updating Java did not help, feel free to add me on Skype (id: healthchants) I will then personally help to solve the problem(s)
  23. Import Images URLs vs Autopilot

    At this stage the autopilot feature only works by scraping from Pinterest (using the queries). If you wish to import images from URL/RSS/Tumblr/... then you can only do so manually through "Main" window.
  24. This issue should be resolved by now, in case you are still having issue(s): Please make sure you are using the latest Java version http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/java/javase/downloads/jre8-downloads-2133155.html If updating Java did not help, feel free to add me on Skype (id: healthchants) I will then personally help to solve the problem(s)