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Search users by country and/or city

Post by ganjaman » Mon Mar 09, 2020 4:01 pm

Hi,

Is it possible with this tool to search soundcloud users by country or city, as well as genre?

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Re: Search users by country and/or city

Post by martin@rootjazz » Mon Mar 09, 2020 7:02 pm

The program can only perform searches that Soundcloud allow on the website.

Soundcloud allows search by location for profile searches, but NOT for track searches by genre.

You "could" try a user filter on a genre search, but the results will come back as normal and you ignore all users not in your specified country / city. HOWEVER this could be, if you are very specific, you ignore 99% of results, causing too many requests and a search block as you scan through 100000s of results and profile details checks (to get the location).

This might work if you limit your genre search to tracks just upload today. So there is a finite amount of tracks to check through. Perhaps this way you get a handful of results each day, but as you repeatedly run this action every 24 hours 365, you build up your results over time and keep under the radar and away from potential over scraping blocks


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Re: Search users by country and/or city

Post by ganjaman » Mon Mar 09, 2020 7:24 pm

martin@rootjazz wrote:
Mon Mar 09, 2020 7:02 pm
The program can only perform searches that Soundcloud allow on the website.

Soundcloud allows search by location for profile searches, but NOT for track searches by genre.

You "could" try a user filter on a genre search, but the results will come back as normal and you ignore all users not in your specified country / city. HOWEVER this could be, if you are very specific, you ignore 99% of results, causing too many requests and a search block as you scan through 100000s of results and profile details checks (to get the location).

This might work if you limit your genre search to tracks just upload today. So there is a finite amount of tracks to check through. Perhaps this way you get a handful of results each day, but as you repeatedly run this action every 24 hours 365, you build up your results over time and keep under the radar and away from potential over scraping blocks


Regards,
Martin
Thanks for the reply. Is it possible to search profiles by country and genres together?

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Re: Search users by country and/or city

Post by martin@rootjazz » Tue Mar 10, 2020 12:50 pm

Thanks for the reply. Is it possible to search profiles by country and genres together?
profiles do not have genres. Tracks have genres, profiles have locations. Hence the problem. But check Soundcloud.com, see what searches there are. The program can ONLY perform searches you can do manually via the website.

IF soundcloud doesn't provide a way to do the search, it is NOT possible.

The only option as described above is to use FILTERS, so perform search (a) then filter the results for filters(b,c,d,...) With all the problems as described above.

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