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Apr
26

Search all Craigslist or Backpage Cities at same time

I’ve created this simple search box that will let you search all craigs items based on a keyword. Search all Craigslist or Backpage cities at the same time.

Looking for a special item or service and want to search all of Craigslist cities or search all of the cities in the Backpage at the same time? Well, now it’s possible.

Simply enter your search term in the “search all craigs” box below and click search and the tool will automatically search through all the craigslist ads in every available city for you automatically.


Want to search through all the Backpage cities simultaneously? Simply enter your search term in the “search all backpage” box below and click search and the tool will automatically search through all thebackpage ads in every available city for you automatically.

Happy Bargain Hunting!
Jan
27

Identify Phone Numbers for Cell Phone Text Messaging

There are several ways to process phone records to determine the line type and carrier (other information is also available if needed).Identify Phone Numbers

  • You can scour the internet for free tools to do this yourself.
  • You can hire a service to run a manual batch to clean lists of phone records.
  • You can subscribe to a service that lets you upload a file with phone numbers.
  • You can subscribe to a service that provides a real-time API and returns XML.

If you have less than a few hundred records you can typically find a free ‘identify phone number’ tool online where you can do the lookup yourself.  The SearchBug service allows you to lookup phone info for free a few times a day. You can subscribe for under $4.00 per month and run 100 per day manually. This is by far the cheapest solution available.

A Manual Batch Service:
If you have a list with 1,000, 10,000 or even a few 100,000 records to clean and only need a single list cleaned, this is a good option. Easy to get started. Simply complete a payment form and email (upload in future) your spreadsheet of numbers with one number per row. Your batch is processed and returned within one business day (sometimes the same day). There is a flat  fee per batch based on number of records.

The Self Service Batch Tool:
This tool allows you to upload phone numbers in any format (ie. dashes, spaces, or even if it has a 1 in front). You can sign up and enter your billing information online. Then you can start to submit 1 to 10,000 records per batch (as many batches as needed daily up to your subscribed monthly limit). Tiered pricing is based on number of records processed monthly. Fee is a monthly subscription as is lower than flat per batch fee pricing.

A Real-Time API:
An API allows you to “call” HTTP GET or HTTP POST via a private URL and receive XML in return to parse into your database as needed. This method allows you to submit from 1 to 1,000 records per API call.

The XML returned can be used as you need. Parse it into your database live. Do you have an inbound call center and want to know information about the number in real-time. Are your people talking to mobile users? Tiered pricing based on number of records processed monthly.

Output from the batch tool or API can return any of the following information:

  • Identify each line type (Cell / Landline / unknown)
  • Carrier name
  • Location
  • Calling Area

Want to learn more about phone number lookup?

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Noah Wieder is CEO of SearchBug, Inc. and the founder of Best People Search. SearchBug.com offers a Free People Finder and Company Search as well as Data Scrubbing Services. Bestpeoplesearch.com is a private investigator portal and Information Retrieval Services web site where investigators offer searches to businesses and individuals with specific search needs.
Jul
10

Kindle Book Reader

If you live in a cave you’ve probably never heard of the Kindle Book Reader from Amazon. It’s the most popular book reader to date.

However, the newcomers to the market are trying to grab some of their market share. This article is the best Book Reader comparison I’ve found online.

As the author states, if you’re a first time buyer your choices are not easy. I agree with his assessment that right now, I would opt for a Kindle. Mainly because most digital products and especially readers are based on support (especially for reader content, meaning number of titles, etc).

Since Amazon has the biggest library of titles with the best prices this sings the odds in their favor.

Now while the Nook and the Sony Readers supporting ePUB is nice, it’s not currently as easy to find the latest titles in that format. And, as the author of the article above states, if you do, they will not always work as they should (aka: formatting problems).

As we all know in the high tech world, a lot will change in both the near and distant future so enjoy what you get today and use it.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Noah Wieder is CEO of SearchBug, Inc. and the founder of Best People Search. SearchBug.com offers a Free People Finder and Company Search as well as Data Scrubbing Services. Bestpeoplesearch.com is a private investigator portal and Information Retrieval Services web site where investigators offer searches to businesses and individuals with specific search needs.
Dec
14

Free Project Management Software

Free Project Management Software

Ok, I finally found a project management software tool that actually works. I use it to keep track of projects and tasks and help my employees manage their assignments.

If you’re looking for a free project management software program or want to keep track of employees assignments and the time spent on them, you should check it out. Even if your employees are off-site and don’t have computer access they can use their mobile device to clock in so you can track and bill for time spent.

With the built in tools such as Project Management, Time Tracking, Performance Metrics, Employee Time sheets, Employee Scheduling, & Billing Tools this software simply helps plan your work and work your plan. Measure your employees performance. It’s that old saying.. what gets measured gets done and this program definitely helps you measure.

What I like is that you don’t have to install anything on your PC. It works with any browser as a new cloud application so there is nothing to install and nothing to download.

Let’s face it, every successful business needs a way to allocate its resources, manage and audit it’s work and employees, keep it’s customers informed and happy, and to do all of this efficiently.

It’s a rare employee who starts the day with aspirations of carefully tracking their time, regular correspondence to update the customers, and meticulous note keeping about their hourly progress.

Most just want to do their job, and would prefer some magic eye in the sky did all of that for them. If such a system exists, it’s currently out of the price range most small businesses can afford. Not so any longer thanks to tools and companies like this.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Noah Wieder is President and CEO of Intelligent eCommerce, Inc. and the founder of bestpeoplesearch.com. Bestpeoplesearch is a private investigator portal and Information Retrieval Services web site where investigators offer searches to businesses and individuals with specific search needs.