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An Online Tool To Find Web Development And SEO Clients?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO Tools' started by johnrogers75, Jul 11, 2016.

  1. johnrogers75

    johnrogers75 Newbie

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    Hello all,

    I recently decided to make some extra money freelancing my web development and programming skills and was looking for a way to find clients. I set up email alerts for CL and other job posting sites as well as spamming out messages on freelance websites(even though I know it is a very tough market). When reading up on how others had solved this problem of getting off the ground I read some interesting advice for the search. The post recommended going into Google Maps and looking at the websites of local businesses to see which ones weren't responsive(which can be an easy sell as half of all web traffic is mobile nowadays), loaded slowly, had poor search results etc. As I started clicking around and bookmarking potential leads I realized that it was taking a ton of time to even build a small list of leads.

    I wondered if anyone had built a tool to automatically search through sites by area to find business websites with the above problems. I figured it would be an easy way generate an effective lead list to jumpstart a dev agency, get more work for a freelancer, or grow an existing web development or design business.

    After a few hours of searching and not finding anything that solved the problem I decided to built it myself. I whipped up something useful in a weekend using Ruby on Rails and started building lead lists with the intention of distributing them to some friends of mine who have sales experience and would work for commission(I'm terrible at cold calls so I needed the help). The tool pulls in business names, emails, websites, addresses and phone numbers then checks whether the business website is responsive. If it isn't responsive(potential client!) it does further analysis for site speed, mobile usability, and page rank. It is currently in a half finished state but I have already made a chunk of money using it for only a couple weeks. Someone who could cold call/email themselves would be able to make even more than I am by selling white-label dev services or SEO.

    My question for you guys is: does this kind of tool have any value to you and should i continue to add features?

    I'm not trying to sell you anything or wow you with my sales numbers from this "magic tool"(I have gotten a couple responsive design clients but i started with none so I consider it a big step). I am considering putting in time to rebuild it and make it much faster, easier to use, and prettier but I would like to hear from you guys whether or not this is something that you would use to help find paying clients for Web Development and SEO services.

    TLDR; Built a tool for finding non-responsive/slow/poorly ranked sites to build leads list with emails and phone numbers included. Need to know if anyone cares and if I should keep working on improving it.
     
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  2. reggie777

    reggie777 Registered Member

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    I would definitely be interested is something like this.
    What stage of development is this in?
     
  3. seidisurb

    seidisurb BANNED BANNED

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    This sounds very good for lead gen.
     
  4. Burn Notice

    Burn Notice Power Member

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    Have you seen this: scopeleads.net (No association)
    It's relatively new on the market and wasn't promoted very well as far as I know but it's pretty awesome.

    Make yours better and you've got something! :)
     
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  5. InnovativeSEO

    InnovativeSEO Senior Member

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    I'd be interested in trying what you have, from there if it works well or can be developed I would definitely be interested.
     
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    newbiezxc Junior Member

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    subed to know more in it..
     
  7. YAHMON

    YAHMON Newbie

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    VERY interested. Let me know how this comes along
     
  8. michaeladewale2010

    michaeladewale2010 Junior Member

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    I'll be interested. But will like to try it out first.
     
  9. THUNDERELVI

    THUNDERELVI Elite Member

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    Are you affiliated with the tool btw? It seems pretty nice, but a one-time payment software never convinces me to buy, because the developer has no incentive to continue updating and/or fixing the software and in most cases, it goes out of business in 1-2 years (with the exception of GSA tools, SB and a couple others). Nevertheless, bookmarked for trying it out, thanks!