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Any Interest in Local Biz Database Directories Like Those From Hoovers, Referrence USA...

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by kboxer7, Oct 9, 2010.

  1. kboxer7

    kboxer7 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Before I decide whether or not to open a Service Offered thread in the "Services" section of BHW I wanted to see if there would be any interest in this.

    Basically I have a custom built software running on a dedicated server that can generate 1,000's of entries for local businesses and online businesses

    You can use these for a database driven site or just for content for a large site to draw LOTS of long-tail SEO traffic.

    The information pulled is compiled in a few formats (though CSV is the most popular).

    Look up these same lists on Hoovers or Refference USA or prodatabases DOT COM or Oddity Software DOT COM and you will see they charge upwards of $100-900 for databases.

    I will charge MUCH MUCH less AND I can pull info for ANY niche.

    If you would like to see a sample of the data please let me know via PM. It most often will include business name, address, phone number, website URL, etc.
     
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    Just to clarify, I can create unique GEO Targeted Databases of Business Listings for ANY city or state in the US (working on UK and Canida now and will be available in a weeks time) OR do a nationwide search.

    While there are many uses for this data, I personally use it to create GEO targeted sites to bring down a large amount of organic traffic from long-tail keywords, then market the site with Nationwide CPA or Affiliate offers.

    EXAMPLE:
    1. I build a site based off of the data pulled for Car Dealers in IL OR Chicago or whatever.

    2. Each page of the site features a different car dealer by copying and pasting the data I pulled.

    3. I then outsource a 100 (or whatever) word blurb about the business or on the general topic. THIS IS IMPORTANT...because it makes your data UNIQUE as opposed to just copying and pasting directory info that already exists. If you do not do this step you will have a hard time getting your entire site indexed, or your site will not stand the test of time and will eventually fall in rankings.

    4. I add a user friendly script that allows site visitors to write comments on any business listing and rate the business. YOU CAN FIND A FREE SCRIPT FOR THIS EASY. I usually will add some keyword rich comments, but you don't have to

    5. I would have a number of info articles on the niche in addition the business listings (not mandatory, but I prefer it). Seems to help the site stick and gain authority in Google.

    6. Market every page above the fold with a related offer. For this example, I would market CPAs for auto insurance, auto financing, etc. OR an affiliate offer like an ebook on something like "How to Negotiate Car Prices at the Dealership," OR you could also build a list of subscribers and start a newsletter (HIGHLY reccomended for long term residual money)
     
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  3. powforlife

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    Please pm me with details, I have a couple hundred g00gle places listings I can use this on.....
     
  4. kboxer7

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    EDIT: Please send me the email address you would like me to send the CSV data on Real Estate Agents to. Thank you.

    PM sent, providing you with a set of 20-50 real estate agents data for Austin TX for FREE so you can get a good idea of what I provide.

    For anyone interested, just google Hoovers or Reference USA or Sales Genie or Oddity Software to get an idea. I provide the same service as them, but for typically 50-75%+ reduced prices.

    The data I provide can be uploaded to a mysql database or used to copy and paste into web pages and is best used for city or state business portal type sites (at least in my experience).

     
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    PM's sent to all. Thank you. If anyone has any advice or feedback before I open up a service thread please let me know. Thank you again!
     
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    Please PM me too, sounds like a great service to offer! Can you add a phone number and business address in each directory listing with your custom software? Also, adding a pinging service after the directory listing is created would also be cool in my opinion.
     
  7. kboxer7

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    I wanted to share some info in response to this post on the forum to help clear some things up for everyone who has inquired...

    1. I DO NOT post business listings on Google Local OR Google Maps
    2. I DO NOT add business listings to any business directory sites

    What I DO is:

    Provide information on all businesses in a specific niche and in a specific geographical area.

    EXAMPLE: Dentists in Chicago IL
    This example would include info on all dentist offices or dental practices in Chicago IL including:

    Business name
    Business Address
    Business phone number
    Business web site
    Business fax number

    You can then use this info to build a local directory site that will bring in lots of long-tail traffic if done right. See my first few posts to get an idea of the best way to develop and monitize a site using this info.

    Again, See Hoovers . com OR Refference USA . com to get an idea of what I am offering but at a MUCH MUCH MUCH lower price.

    I hope this answers your question. Thank you for your time.




     
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    teeniegenie Supreme Member

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    Aaah. I misunderstood. I would still like to hear more, as I can see how I can use this with my Google Places work...Thanks.

     
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    No problem, I can see how the description may be a bit confusing. I probably should not have used the wording "directory listing."

    Anyway, what kind of details would you like? I would be more than happy to provide you with an example of the kind of data I can pull if you tell me where to sent the the .CSV file.

    Thank you again for your interest. And don't hesitate to ask any questions or for advice on using the data. Thank you!

     
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    when you scrape to build your list can you scrape just sites in a vertical that expose an email address on their site?

    I already can do it, but it's time consuming when I have other projects going, but if you can scrape the listings and it includes an email address than I would be interested in your services.

    Please send pm and I can reply with more details.
     
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    Please pm when you can show an example and are running in Canada
    Posted via Mobile Device
     
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    Just recieved good news from my programmer....

    Canada and Austrailia data support will be available by the end of this weekend (ahead of our projection).

    I am sending a PM to you as well. Thank you.
     
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    We did not design our software to provide email information as this would no doubt be abused by spammers and we did not want our service to be used for that.

    Even though this is BHW and I love my Black Hat SEO magic, it is still illegal (at least in the U.S.) to solicit and email individuals/companies without their consent.

    I did a quick google search for you but did not find any appropriate software to do this for you. The next best solution may be to hire a freelancer to scrape those for you manually....though when I looked this up on freelancer.com they were charging roughly $80+ dollars for this (too much in my opinion).

    Sorry we cannot help. Hope you find a good solution.

    Anyway, best of luck!

     
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    All other PMs sent.

    Again, we will have Canadian and Austrailian Data up by the end of the weekend. U.S. data is already up and running.

    Thank you.
     
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    All in All I have recieved about 15 or so inquiries regarding this service. Does anyone have any suggestions on improving what I offer before I roll this out on a site and open a service thread?

    Thank you!!!
     
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    are you still offering this service?
     
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    I am in the process of assembling a very large list like this for white hat purposes (no emails needed). I'd prefer a shortcut (purchase) rather than forming this list by hand. Please ping me.

    Thanks