Toggle button "Select bulk mode" / "Select standard mode" By default, "Standard mode" is activated. In this mode, only one single domain job run will be processed at any given time. By contrast, in "Bulk mode" you can either process multiple runs per domain or even generate phantom pages for an unlimited number of multiple domains. (This is limited only by your storage capactiy.) To accomodate the parameters required for proper processing in bulk mode, you will find differing entry fields compared to standard mode. These entry fields will now be discussed in the order in which they appear on the GUI. Field: "Project name" You can enter any project name of your choosing in this field, e.g. the Shadow Domain's or your client's name, etc. Field: "Keyword flat file (name)" The function of this script "buildcsv-e.cgi" is to assign individual landing pages to your chosen keywords/search phrases. You can determine your list of keywords/search phrases either by reading it from a file or by entering the terms in the text area field "Keywords list". Radio Button: "Use keyword flat text file" If you wish to work from a dedicated text file, you can enter the file's name (without its system path) in the field "Keyword flat file (name)" and check the radio button "Use keyword flat text file". Before proceeding further in this manner, you must first upload the file to the directory: "input/input_keywords/"
Field: "Keyword CSV file (name)" Landing pages are assigned to individual keywords and the resulting list will be stored in CSV format (comma delimited). Enter the file's name (without its system path) in this field. Radio Button: "Use keyword CSV file" If you wish to work from a dedicated text file, you can enter the file's name (without its system path) in the field "Keyword CSV file (name)" and check the radio button "Use keyword CSV file".
Field: "Description file (name)" Enter the name of the file containing your page descriptions here. File format The descriptions must be entered one per line. Example: description1 description2 description3 Please create this file manually in ASCII mode with a plain text editor. Then, upload it by FTP in ASCII mode (this is critical!) to your server directory: "input/input_descriptions/" Note: Writing Descriptions Take great care when writing your descriptions as they will be featured right at the top of your pages' body text - this means that many search engines will display them in their search results. Two obvious exceptions to this rule are Google which will only display text snippets, and, as of recently, FAST/Alltheweb: this engine will display text snippets and the descriptions included in the META Description section.
Field: "Content file (name)" This file contain the spidered, whacked, sanitized and processed fillertext content. Enter the file name (without its system path) in this field. This file was generated during the previous step and was stored in directory: "input/input_contents/" Field: "Submission list file (name)" Once the phantom pages have been generated, a list of URLs is created which will later be submitted to the search engines. Enter the submission file name (without its system path) in this field. It will be stored in directory: "admin/admin_submissions/". Radio buttons: "Append to/Overwrite existing list" This radio button allows you to define whether the URLs are to be appended to an existing list or whether the existing list should be overwritten. It is strongly recommended not to restrict the generation of phantom pages to one per keyword/search phrase. Rather, we suggest generating several phantom pages per keyword/search phrase in varying keyword density and/or file lengths. In this case your obvious choice would be "Append to existing list".
Field: "Links list file (name)" Provided you are working from a CSV file, generating the phantom pages will also automatically trigger creation of a file defininig which landing page human visitors will be redirected to, depending on the keyword/search phrase they used to find your Shadow Domain in the search engine. Enter the file name (without its system path) in this field. It will be stored in directory: "admin/admin_links/" Field: "Temporary output directory" The generated phantom pages will be stored in a separate directory. Enter the directory name in this field.