What kind of software allows you to list all businesses located in a specific suburb? I am thinking of a web scraper that will scrape a google search (of businesses in a suburb) but maybe there is another option I am not aware of?
I am looking to find out the following information:
- Business Name
- Business Type/Industry
- Business email contact
I am considering using Scrapy to crawl a google search results page. The problem is determining the business name, industry. Email addresses can easily be found by using regular expressions but industry and business name is harder. I could use Google's Prediction API to 'learn' where this information is generally located (in HTML tags - eg.
<h1>, etc.) but I am hoping there could be existing software or even websites that can already do this. Having a website like Yelp could be another way of scraping because the business name is always located in the same location of the page.