So I'm always looking of ways to automate mundane tasks and using plugins with Wordpress can make your tasks easier to accomplish.
I wanted to set up some lawyer/attorney review sites that were locally based and would rank locally on page 1 of google and these would be monetized with adsense and CPA offers.
So I used the plugin Yellabot..which essentially scrapes the yellow pages based on a keyword that you type in to its search field...ie Los Angeles Lawyer.
Yellabot goes out and grabs all the info from yellow pages online and aggregates it for you so you can upload to your Wordpress site.
And that it exactly what I did. And ended up adding like 6k pages within a half hour or so.
In addition, Yellabot has a template associated with it so it will for example...pull royalty free images and place a photo to the left of the information that it pulls from yellow pages online...in this case the attorney's contact info.
Well here's why I despise attorneys:
Well after my 3 attorney sites have been up online for about 12 months...I get a certified letter in the mail and it is from the courts. Hmmm I wonder what this is about? Apparently, when Yellabot scraped content of this one particular lawyer...it placed a picture of a boy...maybe 17 years old...smiling ....to the left of his information...no big deal....right?
This particular lawyer saw that picture and now decides he has to take me to small claims court for...Libel, Defamation, Intent of emotional distress..and a few others....all because this picture of this boy was automatically placed next to his information. And what do you think this lawyer wants..? Yep...money. He wants to sue me for money....because he feels I created this to basically sully his name I guess. Really? Are you serious?
This one site has thousands of indexed pages that were created with software and there is no way I can check all of them. This guy just happen to do a search for his name in google....and blam...he sees that page on my site...and now he's gonna sue me. Parasite.
So be careful when you think about creating a site like this.....cuz it might come back and cause you some grief.
My court case in on the 30th of this month.....so I ill keep you guys posted on the outcome if you're interested.