Business directories

 

Collecting details on businesses is becoming increasingly important.

The purpose of such data collections is so numerous that we won’t try listing each and everyone – but they mostly have to do with marketing campaigns.

 

What websites can be used for review collection?

Practically, any website where a particular business has its profile, showing business details

  • Google
  • YellowPages
  • LinkedIn
  • Facebook
  • Etc etc

 

What fields can be collected for review analysis?

Any piece of data shown in the browser can be captured, but typically these are

  • Business address
  • Industry
  • Number of employees
  • Phone
  • Email (though in most cases not publicly shown)
  • Profiles on other Social Networks (Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Google, etc)

 

How can JustLikeAPI help?

JLA can help in 2 ways:

  • One-off data collection – where profiles of supplied companies are scraped and delivered in JSON or CSV format
  • Continual data collection – usually implemented as proper API – where the client sends a request with business URLs, and JLA responds with JSON data representing the scraped business profile