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Is there a way to automate this task?

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by MikeHustle, Feb 29, 2012.

  1. MikeHustle

    MikeHustle Power Member

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    I have CSV file that contains a list of 8000new business filings in my area. The list has company name, address, business owner, city and state data.

    I need a way to find the telephone number for each of these businesses.

    Is there a way to automatically search google with a script to find the telephone number of these businesses. I would hate to do this manually.


    Any linux command line fu weget grep, batch script or python ideas on doing this --- <-- Those are the scripting languages that I have used in the past for scraping and automating tasks.
     
  2. Lutherblissett

    Lutherblissett Regular Member

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    Find a yellow/white pages online directory, set some paramters (state/county/whatever) then scrape the page where the phone results are located. . . probably get a decent success rate of real numbers to each biz.

    As for what yellow/white pages site to use. . i'd tell you if i knew. .but old big G should find you a suitable one.
     
  3. schwagoo

    schwagoo Jr. Executive VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Outsource it?
    Hire a couple of VA's to create the list. A listing should take no more than 30 seconds to find and record the phone number. 8000 * 30m = 66h. Post in the Freelancer section here that you will pay $25 up front and $200 for the finished product delivered in 10 days.

    Seems fair enough...
     
  4. digitalsublime

    digitalsublime Regular Member

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    It might be possible by imacros..
     
  5. MikeHustle

    MikeHustle Power Member

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    I made a python script to join all the columns that I need to create the search values I need, but searching these values is laborious.
     
  6. pirondi

    pirondi Power Member

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    Look for Sniper bot pro.