Low/Bad Review Finder?

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Getting low review/bad review businesses.
Does anyone know a tool or method for searching for this either locally, by industry or keyword?
The idea is to offer these people a solution, but besides manually searching on google reviews, or yelp reviews etc, is there a tool to actually find low/bad reviews (e.g. 25 people ranking a business just 2 stars)...
#finder #low or bad #review
  • Profile picture of the author Chris-
    There are plenty of scraping services for Yelp etc. so maybe contact some of those and see if they can include ratings. Or look at the scraping software to see if any of those can do it.

    BUT, it is against the law to do that on Yelp, and other services, since they don't allow any automated data-gathering.

    Also, having seen the prices of some of the scraping services myself, there is a legal, and much cheaper way than that . . . just outsource the manual work. For very simple data-entry work like this, you might be paying around 30 cents per hour, and there are plenty of workers happy to work at that rate. Give them an empty spread-sheet to fill-out with ratings, and the details of whatever location and subject you want on Yelp. This would be legal (in my opinion, this is not legal advise!), because it is only automated data-gathering that is against the law on Yelp.

    Chris
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  • Profile picture of the author writeaway
    Your best bet would be to get a custom coded solution

    Thanks to places like freelancer.com, custom scraping tools (even using multiple proxies) don't have to cost an arm and a leg.

    You might also have the service provider scrape contact info for you while you're at it.

    This can be a lucrative gateway business for ORMS
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    • Profile picture of the author comtechdigital
      Originally Posted by writeaway View Post

      Your best bet would be to get a custom coded solution

      Thanks to places like freelancer.com, custom scraping tools (even using multiple proxies) don't have to cost an arm and a leg.

      You might also have the service provider scrape contact info for you while you're at it.

      This can be a lucrative gateway business for ORMS
      Wonderful advice! Excuse my ignorance what's the ORMS acronym stand for?
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  • Profile picture of the author shtyage2
    A user review refers to a review written by a user or consumer for a product or a service based on her experience as a user of the reviewed product. Popular sources for consumer reviews are e-commerce sites like Amazon or Zappos, and social media sites like TripAdvisor and Yelp. E-commerce sites often have consumer reviews for products and sellers separately. Usually, consumer reviews are in the form of several lines of texts accompanied by a numerical rating. This text is meant to aid in shopping decision of a prospective buyer. A consumer review of a product usually comments on how well the product measures up to expectations based on the specifications provided by the manufacturer or seller. It talks about performance, reliability, quality defects, if any, and value for money. Consumer review, also called 'word of mouth' and 'user generated content' differs from 'marketer generated content' in its evaluation from consumer or user point of view. Often it includes comparative evaluations against competing products. Observations are factual as well as subjective in nature. Consumer review of sellers usually comment on service experienced,
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