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[resolved] I have a working scraper for this finally... (8 posts)

  1. webcabbie
    Blocked
    Posted 12 months ago #

    If anyone is interested in it please let me know but I want to give the plugin developer a chance at it first. Example created with scraper below. I am also interested in hearing about any other working scrapers anyone else is using for the possibility of a technology trade.

    http://reverecab.com/revere-ma-02151

    http://wordpress.org/plugins/business-directory-plugin/

  2. businessdirectoryplugin
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 12 months ago #

    Hi webcabbie,

    Are you using the Yellabot scraper as you mentioned before? How did you setup the source of your directory? Can you tell me a bit about how much you had to change the plugin here?

  3. webcabbie
    Blocked
    Posted 12 months ago #

    Not using yellabot. I had something custom made that exports into the exact format the plugin wants. I suppose i could have just kept using yellabot and kept copying the info into the format the plugin wanted but.. this is easier in the long run. I think that this would be something lots of people using the plugin would want as if you search for the footprint on the plugin there are metric tons of totally empty directories.

    What good is an empty directory?

  4. businessdirectoryplugin
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 12 months ago #

    I get that--but how do you source the data here?

  5. webcabbie
    Blocked
    Posted 12 months ago #

    I think maybe I am not understanding your question. Are you asking me what source of data I scraped? Im not sure that is something I can say here.

    Let's just say it scrapes accurate factual data from a major source?

    When my bot finishes scraping it spits out a .zip and a .csv that imports into the plugin. The plugin as you know has some great coding so that it auto ads categories.

    I made no changes to the plugin or how it imports data if that's what you are asking.

  6. businessdirectoryplugin
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 12 months ago #

    OK, that's great. I think that's valuable. You're welcome to post that on the forum for others to use, or if you prefer to market it yourself, that's great too. Having the bootstrap option is a good one since an empty directory gets no visits.

  7. webcabbie
    Blocked
    Posted 12 months ago #

    Can you message me on skype to discuss this? bostoncabtaxi

  8. businessdirectoryplugin
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 11 months ago #

    It's best to contact me via email, I have a weird schedule. Use the contact form here: http://businessdirectoryplugin.com/contact/

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