Scraping Yelp Reviews – Restaurant’s Review Scraping
Scraping Yelp verified Reviews
The investment firm I represent is exploring efficient ways of scraping yelp verified reviews and comments of restaurants/businesses. Currently, we’re exploring different services and methods for obtaining data on a particular restaurant that has ~15 locations with ~1,000 reviews per location. If we used your service, would you be able to provide us with that information? Moreover, how much would it cost to enlist your services?
1. For example, I would need a scraper that could scrape all 8,309 reviews (name of the reviewer, date of review, rating, and comments) of the following restaurant: http://www.yelp.com/biz/ippudo-ny-new-york. Ideally, I would only need to insert a Yelp link, the scraper would run, and I could export all the data to excel.
2. For my specific project, there would be ~15 restaurants that I need all the review information for. On average, each restaurant has ~1,000 reviews.
3. Data fields would be the name of the reviewer, date of review, rating, comments, and which restaurant they reviewed.
I am excited that you guys will be able to build the program for us.
There is, however, one problem. I just talked with my IT department, and they do not want me to run the scraper program on a company computer/IP. If we paid you to build the program for us, would you be able to run it for us as well?
We are happy with paying you to build and maintain the program. After that, we will pay you an additional every time we need you to scrape a list of companies. We will most likely ask you 10-15 times a year to make Yelp pulls, and if you do a good job, we have other similar projects that we might hire you for.
For your review scraping from any website feel free to contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org.