Instant Business Data

Link: https://support.brilliantdirectories.com/support/solutions/articles/12000100253-instant-business-data

Rapidly populate the directory with relevant, up-to-date business records. The Instant Business Data service enables the ability to search for businesses by industry, location, and other criteria, then instantly import them to the website as listings.


EVERY BD SITE STARTS WITH 100 FREE CREDITS!


Key Features & Benefits:

  • Instantly populate your directory with business listings
  • Choose businesses based on Category and Location
  • Immediate content boost for new and existing websites
  • Helps any website appear more established and credible
  • Enormous cost-savings compared to other data providers


Get This Boost 
  1. Visit our website: Instant Business Data


Business Import Credits

Business Import Credits serve as the key to acquiring individual records, with these credits being offered in a range of quantities. Each purchase, whether it's 1,000 or 10,000 credits, is designed to cater to different business needs, ensuring flexibility and scalability. 


When a user opts to purchase, say, 10,000 business imports, these credits are then allocated to one of their owned websites. This streamlined process allows for efficient management and application of the credits, ensuring that the website benefits directly from the import capabilities.


EVERY BD SITE STARTS WITH 100 FREE CREDITS!




Importing Business Data

Import data directly from the admin dashboard once the credits have been added to the website.


  • Go to My Members
  • Click on Business Data



Add Import Credits on this page, the button will redirect to the following URL: https://www.brilliantdirectories.com/instant-business-data



Filters


Within this tab, users can search for records that align with any Business Category in any Location. Each click refines the search, progressively narrowing the sample size of the results.


The resulting records will be displayed on the same page, providing a seamless and convenient user experience.




  1. Select Business Category
    There are two additional filter options for the categories that can focus or broaden the results.
    • Primary Category Match *Focused Search *Fewer Results:

      This search option narrows results to only include businesses listed under a specific primary category. For example, when searching for "Pizza Restaurant," only businesses with "Pizza Restaurant" as their primary category will be found. Use this option for precise and targeted search results.

    • Related Category Match *Broader Search *More Results:
      This search option expands results by including businesses in both the primary and related categories. For example, a business listed under "Pizza Restaurant" may also appear in searches for "Restaurant" or "Pizza Shop." Choose this option to find a wider range of related businesses.
  2. Enter Location/Region
    The location search is powered by Google making it easy and convenient to search all regions


    Important: To get results only from a specific location, enter the EXACT postal code or city name. Searching by country, state, or county will return results from the entire area. To ensure satisfaction with results, test imports with 10 credits first.

  3. Preferred Attributes

    Select the preferred attributes to be included. Please note that while the system will attempt to include all details, some attributes may not always be available.

    • Email Address
    • Phone Number
    • Website URL 
    • Updated Last 30 Days


DATA ACCURACY DISCLOSURE:

  • The business data importer tool strives to provide accurate data.
  • Due to the dynamic nature of business data, some details, such as logo images, may be unavailable.
  • Email addresses and logo images are not guaranteed, although the system may find and include them.
  • To conserve credits, the system skips duplicate records already imported with this tool, but not from other sources.
  • To ensure the data meets your needs, test with a smaller import of 10 records first before initiating larger imports.


Results


Once the records have been narrowed down using the filters, the system can complete the search:



  • Click on "Search for Records"
  • The records found will be displayed in a pop-up modal
  • Two options will be available: "Go Back" or "Continue to Import Settings"


The results will display the number of credits available and will allow the user to select how many of the records to import:




Import Settings

The Import Settings include:



  • Assign Records to a Membership Plan: Select from the existing plans



  • Set Member Status: Active or Inactive

  • Assign Tag to Identify Members After Import:



    NOTE: Creating a New Tag is Recommended

  • Assign Category: The system can add these new members to one of the following options

    - Existing Category
    - Create a Top Category if same name does not exist
    - Create Sub or Sub-Sub Categories if same name does not exist



Once the settings have been defined, complete the import:




Confirm the Data Import:




The system will generate an Import Summary:



Clicking on "View Import Progress" will redirect the users to the My Imports tab.

My Imports

This tab will display the results from all completed imports:



This includes:

  • Import ID
  • Status
  • Criteria
  • Find Logos
  • Geocode Records
  • Completed Imports
  • Members - View Link (see below)


Clicking on "View" will display the imported members in the Search Members list:




**Important Note: To help with SEO and avoid duplicate content warnings, a unique content blurb about the business is included with each record.




FAQ


  • Where is the data from and how is it sourced?
    We’ve partnered with data providers that aggregate business information from various public and commercial sources worldwide. Our providers use advanced technologies and methodologies to compile this information, ensuring its accuracy and relevance.

  • Is the data safe to use?

    Yes, the data is safe to use. Our data providers adhere to strict data privacy and security standards to ensure that all information is handled responsibly and ethically.

  • How often is the data updated?

    The data is updated regularly to ensure that you have the most current information available. The frequency of updates varies depending on the source, but our providers strive to keep the data as up-to-date as possible.

  • Is the data always 100% accurate?

    While we strive to provide the most accurate and up-to-date information, minor discrepancies may sometimes exist due to the dynamic nature of business data. If you encounter widespread issues with the data, please contact our customer support team for assistance.

  • What types of businesses are included in the listings?

    Our listings cover over 5,000 business categories from worldwide locations, ensuring comprehensive coverage for various industries.

  • How do I integrate the data into my site?

    Integrating the data is simple and efficient. The system will automatically add the business data as listings on your site with just a few clicks. Additionally, the data can be exported and used in other ways to suit your needs.

  • Are email addresses included?

    While email addresses are not guaranteed to be included, they may occasionally be found and included with the data.

  • What if a business doesn’t want to be listed on my site?

    If a business you’ve imported requests to be removed from your site, it’s best practice to comply with the request and remove the listing. This helps create a safe, transparent, and respectful experience for everyone involved.