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Is Yelp Scraping Worth Anything

Discussion in 'Offline Marketing' started by momin90909, Feb 12, 2015.

  1. momin90909

    momin90909 Junior Member

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    I can scrape Yelp listings fairly easy, with all the details of businesses including name, niche of business, source page, number of reviews, star rating of business, phone number, complete address and whether business is claimed or unclaimed. Is this scraping worth anything. I know nothing about Yelp apart from scraping it, nor do I know where this scraped list can be used. Will anyone buy it if I ever start it as a service?
     
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    You can learn online reputation management and market your service to businesses with bad reviews
     
  3. momin90909

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    I would have done it. But I live in Pakistan and Yelp has no presence here :(
     
  4. genetwist

    genetwist Registered Member

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    I might be able to suggest something - can you partner with a call center there?
     
  5. richestmaninbabylon

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    Yes, I agree with this. You have access to very cheap and hard working labor there.

    On a side not I did not know Pakistans national language was English until recently. I felt pretty ignorant lol.
    Good luck in coming up with your plan mate
     
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    You don't have to just focus on Yelp, you can check those businesses and see which of them don't have Facebook pages. You can offer to build one for them and also do some online marketing!
     
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    genetwist Registered Member

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    Exactly - and maybe throw in a paid directory or so..that gives you a commission :)
     
  8. momin90909

    momin90909 Junior Member

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    I think I will try to offer these businesses services I can. Also will sell Yelp lists to existing call centers.