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Another wordpress business directory plugin. Data packages available for this anywhere?

Discussion in 'Blogging' started by Bostoncab, Aug 5, 2012.

  1. Bostoncab

    Bostoncab Elite Member

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    Hello,

    I have the Wordpress directory plugin installed on my site. I want to list all[as many] the businesses in my city as I can. Is there a way to import this data from somewhere? I don't want to do it by hand or pay someone to do it.

    Mike
     
  2. Duffers5000

    Duffers5000 Elite Member

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    I use a yellow pages scraper called yellabot which you can buy for $50 to $80 depending on the offer. I have seen some free yellow pages scrapers listed in the downloads section.
     
  3. Kiopa_Matt

    Kiopa_Matt Registered Member

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    Honestly, your best bet is to hire a Python developer to develop a quick scraper for you. That way, you have exactly what you need, customized to your specific site.
     
  4. Bostoncab

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    any idea how much that would cost?
     
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    but how do you go from what you scraped to the having that in the site you build?
     
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    Does your site support csv file uploads ?

    I just checked the plug in and it doesnt...although the developer says it will in the future..

    If its a manual upload gig I would struggle to get into it....With yellabot I can scrape 200-300 listings in 30 seconds spend 5 minutes formatting the results into an excel.csv file then upload them to a directory site. That plug in looks a bit labour intensive to me

    Heres there forum you might find some better answers there http://businessdirectoryplugin.com/support-forum/
     
  7. Bostoncab

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    duffers my old palsy walsy...

    I know have yellabot and the business directory plugin... I can scrape yellabot problem is the yellabot scrape doesnt match up to the business directory plugin .csv format. Any help?
     
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    Try oDesk the cost will depend on hours
     
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