I used to hold a prominent position at a prominent company, and so there are thousands of sites mentioning me and linking to my previous company. Seems like it would be smart to run an outreach campaign to those sites, asking them to update their links so people can find me.
I can use a tool like BuzzStream to do the outreach, but I'm not sure how to collect a list of all the pages. Going manually through the search results would be almost impossible, because the order of the sites is always changing beyond the first few pages of results.
I need a tool to scrape the results, remove any site linking to my current website, and add the rest of the pages into a database or Excel file that I can import into BuzzStream. Anybody know of such a thing?
From the looks of it, you might have to hire a PHP developer from Elance or ODesk to write something custom. There are tools that can find the results but its going to hard for them to remove certain ones automatically.
As a proof of concept, I whipped up something that might help you.
Input your search query (ideally you will use filters to avoid having millions of results) and you will be shown results directly from Google.
Page title, url and snippet are automatically retrieved.
There is also an export button that will place all the URLs in a new email message (not sure which elements you're interested in exporting).
You can find my Google Mention Tool here: http://giacomoballi.com/googlemention
hope it helps,
There are many tools that can track brand/keyword mentionings. My most favorites so far are moz.com and http://rankur.com/
For social media mentions you can also use:
I hope this helps.