Scraping Data from the Yellow Pages Website
Everything you need, the Yellow Pages has it. A restaurant, a barbershop, or even an electrician. You name it. The Yellow Pages website gathers information of businesses and professionals around the United States. Address, phone number, email, everything you may need to planify a mass messaging campaign. If you want to increase your list of leads, the Yellow Pages is a fantastic source to exploit.
This tutorial will explain how to use the PhoneBot technology to scrape business profiles from yellowpages.com.
1. Prepare a List of Keywords, and Cities
Before getting your hands on the tool, you need to set your targets. This step is really simple and can be done in some seconds. To establish your targets, pick some keywords related to your niche or industry, and define a geographical space or targeted cities (not countries).
Create a Google spreadsheet. In the first column type in your keywords. In the second, write the targeted cities. The image below can help you get on the right track.
Keep this document close to you, as you will need it to configure PhoneBot.
2. Configure Your PhoneBot to Scrape Business Profiles from Yellow Pages Website
2.1 Download and Install PhoneBot on Your Computer
If you haven’t installed PhoneBot yet, you can test it for free. There is a guide that explains step by step how to install it and a video knowledge base that describes the process from scratch. Our community forum, the live chat is at your disposal to help you whenever necessary. You can also contact us by WhatsApp or phone at +33767371715, or by email at email@example.com.
2.2 Configure the “Scrape Data from Yellowpages.com” Task on PhoneBot
Once you have downloaded, installed and correctly activated the PhoneBot software on your computer, you need to create a campaign and configure the desired task.
- On the PhoneBot dashboard, create a campaign and name it.
You can pick any name you want. Remember that a campaign is composed of one or several tasks.
- Then choose the desired task. In this case, select “Pages Jaunes Search by Keywords and City” under Scraping.
Another way to access the task is by using the left menu. There you will find all the tasks sorted by categories and platforms.
Make sure to choose the right task. If you accidentally click on the wrong one, you can unselect it at any time.
Provide PhoneBot the Google spreadsheet containing the relevant keywords and the targeted cities. We have previously seen how to correctly prepare this document. All you need to do is copy and paste the URL of your spreadsheet in the corresponding field.
ENABLE TASK AND CAMPAIGN
Once you’ve pasted the Google spreadsheet URL, do not forget to save your configuration and enable your task.
Then, enable your campaign on the Campaigns page.
The scraped data can be downloaded as a CSV (comma-separated value) file once the task has been executed.
For further details on data exporting, keep on reading.
3. Run PhoneBot to Scrape Business Profiles from Yellow Pages Website
To execute the campaigns, you need to use the PhoneBot software already installed on your Computer.
You can run your tasks from any of the first two tabs of the PhoneBot software (see image below). The first tab enables you to execute your whole campaign, which is to say, all the tasks configured in a particular campaign; whereas the second tab allows you to execute one specific task from a campaign. Make sure to choose the right campaign and the desired device. Then just click on “Run”.
For further and more detailed information on the campaign and task execution, please refer to this detailed tutorial.
4. Export Your Results
Once the task has been executed, you can retrieve all the information of the members of your targeted LinkedIn groups. To do so, just go to the Campaigns page on your dashboard and click on “See results” for the particular campaign.
You will land on a page where the results are sorted by categories (Cold Messaging, Influencers, Scraping, Authority, Freelancer) and tasks. Look for the right category (Scraping) and task (Yellow Pages Search by Keywords and City). Then just click on CSV to download your file.
You can also export your results from the PhoneBot software. To do so, just launch PhoneBot and click on the “See Report/Synchronize” button, below the Run section.
This will open on your browser the results page displayed above. Look for the category and the task, and click on CSV.
If you are a consumer, you can find everything you need on the Yellow Pages website. If you’re a company, Yellow Pages can also be a source of prospects. With PhoneBot at your side, you can definitely get your hands on some relevant leads by scraping Yellow Pages website.