But how do you collect this information quickly and accurately in a useful format? After all, Yelp lacks a simple "export" tool to gather all the business data you would require.
The answer is Ahmad Software Technologies
Web Scraping and Ahmad Software TechnologiesWeb scraping allows you to easily select any content from a web page and extract it into a spreadsheet. In this way, you can generate massive, high-quality prospect lists in minutes.
For more information on web scraping, read our guide on what web scraping is and what it is commonly used for.
To quickly extract data from Yelp, we'll be using United Lead Scraper, a powerful web scraper with an incredibly useful set of features. Make sure to download it before starting your web scraping project.
Yelp data extractionAll right, let's start scraping. For this example, let's say we are a disposable coffee cup distributor in Toronto. Accordingly, we are interested in creating a list of coffee shops in Toronto with their phone number, address and other details.
Scrape Company Data
Retrieve the company and district address
Scraping Score and TipsScraping Yelp Data and test numbers will require advanced knowledge of United Lead Scraper. The Yelp site is hard-coded in a way that could prevent a simpler web scraper from working.
Fortunately, United Lead Scraper can easily fix this issue and we'll get it done in a heartbeat as we guide you through the process.
Firstly, we will use relative selection again.
Secondly, we click
on the company name and then on the star rating. (You may notice that the notes won't be highlighted when you hover over them, that's fine. You can still click on that item and extract data.)