YellaBot History: A Little Look Down Memory Lane

YellaBot is a Yellow Pages Scraper Software that was 1st launched in February of 2010. When it was first brought to life, it supported four countries: UK, USA, Canada and Australia. At the time, that was the best there was on the market.

Over the last three-and-a-half years, Yellabot has evolved and grown to become something even better.

As of September 2013, with version 3.0.2.0, YellaBot now supports 28 countries including Austria, South Africa, France, Germany, New Zealand, Ireland, Mexico, Brazil, Columbia and a whole slew of others.

YellaBot GOLD is the latest development which essentially automates your entire scraping effort.

You can enter any number of niches or keywords along with any number of locations. YellaBot GOLD will create a queue and do numerous searches for you and compile all your research results on auto-pilot while you do other things… like watch HULU or surf *orn (oh yes he did!)

YellaBot was designed to be simple to use. It’s not fancy or frilly.

I’ve made lots of tools in the past that put more time and energy into making it look sexy. And, I actually have a design and art background, so I don’t take design lightly.

That said, I am happy with the user interface. It is super simple to use, even for non-techies. You don’t have to select a bunch of search variables and drop downs, sliders and scales… just enter your keyword, enter your location and search. Everything is very straight forward and, it just works… which is something I always strive to bring in any product I create.

We spend a lot more of our time focusing on keeping up with the sites we support, monitoring for changes in the layouts to these sites and providing updates to our scraper so our users can count on having a product that works.

I saw a post recently…

It was by a competitor on the Warrior Forums who, in the past, created a product similar to YellaBot.

He launched his Yellow Pages Scraper software in September of 2010. They added support for just a handful of countries.

2.5 years later, this was his final post in the forum thread regarding his tool:

Warrior YP Scraper Comparison

My point is, it isn’t easy to keep up. And, we cover 7x as many countries and have been doing it longer than anybody.

While some people give up, we keep on chugging along.

I don’t mean anything against other developers. I understand the sentiment 100%. I just want to point out to our users that we have been around longer than anyone else, support more countries than anyone else and deliver far more value than any other scraper on the market… AND you can count on us to be around long into the future.

You can also count on our scraper just getting better and better all the time.

So, buy with confidence. And, to our many customers who have been with us through the years, THANK YOU! Thanks for being a part of our ride. I really appreciate your business and I genuinely don’t just do updates to keep the doors open for new customers. I actually feel proud that I’m able to deliver on the promise of delivering lifetime value to you.

In fact, I received a note from an early user who bought the earliest version of YellaBot for $7 through a dime sale of the product on opening day. This customer has used YellaBot regularly for 3.5 years and he informed me that YellaBot is solely responsible for driving 100% of his business leads and marketing to this day!

I don’t like to toot my own horn but, lol, I’m just proud to bring big value to my customers, that’s all.

So, I will close for now. I’m off with the family to go to the park. My 4-year old daughter is determined not to fall off her bike this time 🙂

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