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Best way to find businesses that have gone out of business?

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by 12inchpianist, Jul 31, 2013.

  1. 12inchpianist

    12inchpianist Junior Member

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    Wondering if anyone out there has a better way to find home improvement businesses (or other niches) that have gone out of business. I might add that I'm not necessarily looking for businesses that have filed bankruptcy. I'm looking for the businesses that just shut their doors and said, "F%&4 it!"

    I have discovered one way to locate these businesses but I want to see if anyone else has a better idea or method. Thanks in advance.
     
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    if the company has online presence.. you can check by comparing how much their website hits dropped over a period of time. :06:
     
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    12inchpianist Junior Member

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    Didn't think of that. How would I do that? Understand that a lot of home improvement companies just throw up a website and never do anything to get any traffic. However, the bigger ones (and that's what I'm looking for) would show a distinct decline in traffic. I recently found a local, very well known and respected company that just shut their doors one day. I want and need to find more like this. Thanks for the idea. Again, what's the best way to check traffic in your opinion.
     
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    A good free tool would be Alexa. They have 1 - 3 months trend.

    Another free option would be to go to any website value estimator, put the website url and hit enter. Mostly the stats of these websites are not updated. So before updating you can note the traffic it used to have and after updating the stats you can calculate the drop.

    Im sure there are some paid tools to do the same thing, but I never tried any of those. Maybe someone else can help you with the names of those paid tools.
     
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    cgh85 Newbie

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    in the UK the london gazette list companies that have gone into administration
     
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    There are websites where businesses are up for sale, they are loaded with 100s of businesses that have hit massive fall in sales because they cannot keep up with grooming regularly.
     
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    Can you give me an example? How do I find them?