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Is there a way to harvest physical mailing addresses?

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by Steve-O, Jun 30, 2009.

  1. Steve-O

    Steve-O Registered Member

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    ...like from yellowpages.com and other "phonebook" websites. I would like to be able to search for a specific industry, and then harvest all the mailing addresses from the results.

    Any way to do this?

    Thank you!
     
  2. Steve-O

    Steve-O Registered Member

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    I tried posting a request for a harvester on RentaCoder.com and they deleted it and said that all harvesters are not allowed to be requested.

    Maybe I'll make a request here...
     
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    Steve-O Registered Member

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    Awesome, I appreciate that
     
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    Dont use yellow pages - find the trade association for the sector you are looking for and use their "directory". Generally the quality of info is much higher including contact names and email addresses.

    On the whole they are also much less savvy than something like yellowpages which will have someone trying to scrape it 8 days a week.
     
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    You could just sign up at sales genie dot com...You would have millions of physical addresses at your finger tips for MUCH less than you would pay a freelancer to do it.

    I've used that service a few times, and they offer a free demo to test it out.
     
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    Yeah, you should look at your options, but for me, I would rather pay for a database that is already complete with up to date info, and can be sorted with a few clicks into exactly what I need and exported into a spreadsheet in seconds rather than paying for a script to do who knows what and all of the time involved in doing all of that myself.

    Time is money.
     
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    Excellent help everyone. I appreciate your time