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This article will cover how to speed up the data gathering process in Places Scout, as many users have expressed concerns about the speed at which Places Scout gathers data. BACKGROUND - HOW PLACES SCOUT GATHERS DATA Places Scout gathers data in a human-like fashion, using a real browser with ran...
NOTE: If you are having issues where the browser and/or Places Scout freezes or locks up while gathering data, please follow the instructions in this article to fix the issue: Using Firefox Portable Version 22 to Gather Data with Places Scout [1] NOTE: If you go through this article and still ...
For some users, newer versions of Firefox (25+) are causing an issue where the browser freezes and causes Places Scout to lock up when gathering data. A new feature has been added to Places Scout Version 2.7.2 that allows you to use an older version of Firefox that is more stable than the newer v...
Yes, Places Scout will gather Facebook Fan Page metrics for each business and provides a link to the business' Facebook fan page, whether or not it has been claimed by the owner, the number of likes, the number of people talking about the business, and the number of checkins for the fanpage.
Yes, Places Scout does provide the full business address for each result. Additionally, you can also choose to gather business owner name data for each result so that you can better target your mailings to the owner of the business.
Learn how to use the Find Local Clients section of Places Scout with this tutorial video.
Places Scout detects mobile sites by checking for mobile redirects. Basically how it works is that the software will visit the business' website using standard desktop browser HTTP headers (using firefox as the browser), and it will save the final destination URL on that attempt. Then the softwa...
All of the data that Places Scout gathers in the Find Local Clients module is intelligently cached either in-memory or to a file on your hard disk. The only data that is not cached is the Google SERP results because these can change from run to run. Disk Cache Location: C:\Users\[InsertUsername...
Places Scout contains several built in filters to help you easily narrow down and filter the data gathered in the Find Local Clients module. Sometimes the built in filters may not meet all of your filtering requirements - In this case, Places Scout has built in Custom Filtering capabilities th...
Not yet, however, this is coming soon to Places Scout. When I do release this feature, the price for Places Scout is going to go up substantially. All existing customers will get this new feature free of charge, so I recommend you take advantage of the current pricing if you are interested in this u...
Learn how to use Places Scout's Keyword Builder feature in this tutorial video
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