Companies at Address
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Asked by: dodgercat-ga
List Price: $10.00
14 Apr 2005 10:56 PDT
Expires: 14 May 2005 10:56 PDT
Question ID: 509234
I recently lost my job and am looking for a new one. I am looking at inovative ways to tap the " untapped job market " There are a number of streets I know of in a downtown city that have multi-company executive office towers with 20 - 30 different offices in each " Tower " I would like to find out the names of these companies, so I can go to thier websites and see if they list any jobs that are not advertised on sites like monster. If you just walk in the front door to look at a directory the doorman will throw you right out on your head. I have tried search engines like switchboard.com the local phone company etc. You can do a search under just street name, but they all have a filter that includes " search within x distance " this gives me every business within a mile or something. I am not interested in knowing that Joes deli is located a mile away on another street. Without having to have each specific address of each location I am interested in how do I do this ?
Re: Companies at Address
Answered By: pafalafa-ga on 14 Apr 2005 11:30 PDT
dodgercat-ga, Your plan sounds like a good one, and I wish you luck with it. There are several ways to zero in on businesses in a given area. The easiest is probably Google's own "local search" at: ://www.google.com/lochp in the "what" box, type in [ office ] and in the "where" box, put in either: (a) a zip code of interest, or (b) a street address (even if invented) of an area you're interested in -- e.g. 4000 Main Street Anytown, NY You'll get A LOT of results, but in the upper right hand part of the results page, you'll have an option of clicking on a "1 mile" link, that will narrow down the results to right in the neighborhood of interest. You'll probably notice a number of offices at the same address, say: 1234 Main Street Anytown, NY 10099 You can use this to conduct a further search. Just enter the address WITHOUT the word street (or avenue, etc) in quotes into a regular Google search (not the local search), along with the zip code. In other words: [ "1234 main" 10099 ] This will return bunches of businesses that operate at this address, and will often lead you right to the businesses' web site, if they have one. If you run into any problems with this search -- or if you need some other options -- just let me know, and I'm at your service. And again...good luck. pafalafa-ga
Re: Companies at Address
From: czh-ga on 14 Apr 2005 13:56 PDT
What an innovative way to use Google Local. I tried pafalafa-ga's suggestion with a large office building I'm familiar with. It's called Metro Center Tower. I first searched to find its exact address. http://www.equityoffice.com/properties_space/building.aspx?buildingId=2439 Then I went to Google Local and entered the street address ("950 Tower Lane") in the "What" search box and the city address (Foster City Ca 94404) in the "Where" box. ://www.google.com/local?sc=1&hl=en&q=%22950+Tower+Lane%22&near=Foster+City+Ca+94404&btnG=Google+Search I got a couple of dozen Local hits, most of which were businesses that are located in the Metro Center Tower. The search results also continued with "The web pages below contain "950 Tower Lane" and addresses near Foster City Ca 94404" and gave me several dozen more companies that are in this large building. It was easy to pick out the tech companies and the search results most of the time took me straight to the company Web site. I'm going to use this suggestion in future searches. ~ czh ~
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