Data connector details

  • Category: Product Reviews
  • Connector type: Standard

Description

Use the Best Buy Review connector to retrieve and analyze customer feedback on items sold on Best Buy.

Data limitations

This data connector supports only the US, Canada, and Mexico Best Buy web sites.

Best Buy does not impose limitations on the amount of data that you can pull, but for products with a very large number of reviews you may want to limit it yourself using the Comment Limit option or by narrowing the date range.

If you have issues with no data, try widening your date range on the second page of the wizard.

Input fields

When setting up the connector, provide the URL of the product or products for which you want to analyze customer reviews. 

  • Product URL (*required): On the Best Buy web site, navigate to the product and from the address bar, copy the URL, then paste it into this field.
    Only the following country-specific domain names are supported:
    https://www.bestbuy.com
    https://www.bestbuy.ca
    https://www.bestbuy.com.mx
  • Add new search: To analyze multiple versions of the product or multiple products, click this as many times as needed to add more URLs.
  • Upload: Click to upload a file containing a list of product URLs. Takes a TXT file with one URL per line.
    (CSV is also acceptable, but it must have one URL per line.)
  • Comment Limit: To avoid returning too much data, it is a good practice to set a limit on the number of comments returned.
  • Data Source: Enter a descriptive name for the data stream so that you and other team members know exactly which data it contains.

You can change your date range on the second page of the wizard, or optionally Schedule data crawls to update your data stream periodically.

Data dictionary

This connector returns the following fields that you can use in analysis.

Badges

  • Description: Badge indicating whether the reviewer is a verified purchaser or a member.
  • Category: meta
  • Example: VerifiedPurchaser

crawler_time_stamp

  • Description: Date and time when the record was crawled in numeric format.
  • Category: meta
  • Example: 1580411459579

DataSource

  • Description: Data source of the review.
  • Category: meta
  • Example: bestbuy

Date

  • Description: Date and time of the review in numerical format.
  • Category: meta
  • Example: 1580302030000

DislikeVotes

  • Description: Number of people who did not find the review helpful.
  • Category: meta
  • Example: 0

LikeVotes

  • Description: Number of people who found the review helpful.
  • Category: meta
  • Example: 1

ProductID

  • Description: Best Buy ID of the product reviewed.
  • Category: meta
  • Example: 6211003

ProductName

  • Description: Best Buy product name of the product reviewed.
  • Category: meta
  • Example: Toshiba 32 Class Led 720P Smart Hdtv Fire Tv Edition

ProductURL

Rating

  • Description: Number of stars out of five that the reviewer gives the product.
  • Category: KPI
  • Example: 5

Review

  • Description: Free-form text of the review.
  • Category: text index
  • Example: Needed a new TV for a bedroom. This perfect size and the picture is excellent. I like the Fire TV set-up.

ReviewTitle

  • Description: Free-form text of the title of the review.
  • Category: text index
  • Example: Excellent value!

UserName

  • Description: User name of the author of the review.
  • Category: user index
  • Example: StubbyPhillips

Data

  • Description: Adds all output fields to a list visualization.
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