N.A.P. Hunter Lite

If you’re like us, you probably think citation work is the worst. All that manual work to clean up local business data at publishers that can’t keep their own databases accurate is hardly a challenge worthy of a local SEO genius like yourself.

N.A.P. Hunter is a Chrome extension we built to help us speed up that manual citation auditing process, and we wanted to share the wealth. N.A.P. Hunter performs searches for various combinations of a business’ name, address and phone number to give you a look at its citation profile and automatically download it to a .csv file.

You can get the extension here at the Chrome Web Store.

How To Install N.A.P. Hunter in Chrome

  1. Get a Google Chrome Browser
  2. Click on the “Hamburger” menu in the top right of the browser. Select “Tools” > “Extensions” to go to the Extensions page.  You can also just copy chrome://extensions/ into the Awesome bar.
    Chrome Hamburger Menu
  3. Enable “Developer Mode” in Chrome (note: this appears to be an issue for Windows PCs. You may need to wait until we add this to the Chrome Store)
  4. Drag and drop the unzipped N.A.P. Hunter file onto the page
  5. If you are on a Mac you need to drag the file into the Chrome extension page directly from the Finder
  6. If you are having issues with Chrome de-activating the plugin make sure you delete it, enable “Developer Mode” and then re-install the extension

How To Run N.A.P. Hunter
Pretty simple:

  1. Enter the N.A.P. info in the boxes
  2. Hit “Hunt” to run the query in the browser. You’ll get a lot of tabs that look like this:
    N.A.P. Hunter Query
    You can browse the tabs to find different citation sites for your N.A.P.
  3. Hit “Export”. After a small delay, N.A.P. Hunter will download all of the data in a csv like N.A.P.HUNTER.Local SEO Guide.2014-6-10.
  4. The current version provides the ability to deselect different query types and the option to remove Yelp.com from the results because, well F#%& em!


Let us know what you think and feel free to suggest improvements. If your looking to do more with NAP Hunter you should check out our local SEO audit template or free internet yellow page sites you can add your business to. Have fun hunting!



  • Kathleen  June 10, 2014 at 4:16 pm

    I am using Chrome, unzipped the file, and went to the extensions page, chrome://extensions/ but nothing happens when I drag the NAPHunter v1.crx file to the extensions page. I’m eager to try this. Thanks!

  • Andrew Shotland
    Andrew Shotland  June 10, 2014 at 4:19 pm


    Did you drag it from a folder or directly from your browser’s download bar? It doesn’t work when dragged from the download bar for some reason. Also depending on your Chrome set up, you may need to enable Developer Mode on the Extensions page (top right of page). Let me know if that doesn’t solve it.

  • wesley  June 10, 2014 at 4:42 pm

    I seem to recall Google recently update Chrome to prevent any extensions being added unless they were coming from the Chrome store.

    This process clearly is not working anymore

  • Andrew Shotland
    Andrew Shotland  June 10, 2014 at 5:02 pm

    Hmmm. That ain’t good. Looks like we should get it into the Chrome Store asap. Sorry bout that Jim.

  • Dan Leibson
    Dan Leibson  June 10, 2014 at 5:15 pm

    Hey everyone,

    We tested this on the most recent version of OSX, Windows 7 & 8 and it will work for all those operating systems.

    If you are on a Mac, you have to drag it directly into the extensions folder from Finder, you can’t do it from the download within Chrome.

    If you are in Windows 7 or 8 you need to click on the arrow next to the download when it is trying to get you to discard it. If you don’t trust us and don’t want to continue, I won’t hold it against you. But if you keep it and unzip it you will be able to drag it into the extension menu and it should say “Drop to Install” on the center of the screen. We are going to change the file name which should prevent this issue.

    As far as I know you have always been able to have non-Chrome store extensions in Chrome, the application just default treats them as Malware kinda like Windows does with .exe files.

    If you have any questions or screenshots of a bug etc please send them to dan@localseoguide.com

  • Joy Hawkins  June 10, 2014 at 5:19 pm

    Not working for me either 🙁 I tried developer mode but when I drag and drop it just opens the folder with the MacOSX folder and NAPHunterv1.crx file in it.

  • Andrew Shotland
    Andrew Shotland  June 10, 2014 at 5:43 pm

    Joy, did you:
    1. Unzip the downloaded file
    2. Drag it from the Finder to the Extensions window and drop it?

  • Rich Hargrave  June 10, 2014 at 5:50 pm

    Working great ON my Chrome, and IN Chrome. Very cool – thanks!

  • Joy Hawkins  June 10, 2014 at 5:52 pm

    I figured it out. When I went to unzip it, I get an error stating Do you want to copy this folder without encryption? “a problem is preventing this folder from being encrypted”. The first time, I pressed “yes” and it didn’t work. This time around I pressed “skip” and I was able to drag and drop the unzipped file into Chrome.

  • Andrew Shotland
    Andrew Shotland  June 10, 2014 at 5:54 pm

    Glad to hear it Joy. Thanks for giving it another shot.

  • Tyler Herrick  June 10, 2014 at 6:33 pm

    Worked fine for me today on Win7 64bit, chrome version 35.0.1915.114 m. As Dan mentioned, you do have to manually “Keep” the download at first. After that just drag the .crx to the Extensions page and voila. I will have my team look into utilizing this for our citation research, thanks for the post!

  • Dan Leibson
    Dan Leibson  June 10, 2014 at 7:11 pm

    Great to hear Tyler! Let me know if your team has any feedback.

  • Patrick Coombe  June 10, 2014 at 10:21 pm

    Thanks Andrew –

    Seemed easy enough for me to install!

    Nice tool and interesting idea. At the very least it is a great way to export citation sources. Love the -yelp option as well. Wish everyone would do that.

    Also some really nice javascript in there 🙂

    This will definitely be a tool that I’ll keep installed when I need to do an audit.

    Thanks again Andrew 🙂


  • Eric  June 11, 2014 at 5:17 am

    Make sure you extract the file and drag and drop the NAPHunter v1.crx CRX file into the extensions and it’ll work 🙂

  • Russ Offord  June 11, 2014 at 6:29 am

    Install on PC works best by having depveloper mode checked, unzipping the original archive, then drag/drop the file called NAPHunter v1.crx onto the chrome://extensions/ page.

  • Gib  June 11, 2014 at 7:05 am


  • SudoRank  June 11, 2014 at 10:44 am

    Nice too, work quite well and the yelp option is really good!

  • Kevin  June 11, 2014 at 10:47 am

    Hey Guys

    Doesn’t seem to be working for me, I am on a Windows machine with chrome, I drag it onto the page and it just re-downloads it again

  • Andrew Shotland
    Andrew Shotland  June 11, 2014 at 11:00 am


    Make sure you are dragging it from a folder and not from the download bar in the browser. Also make sure you drag it to the Extensions page in Chrome.

  • Barry  June 11, 2014 at 12:12 pm

    Tried to add it to extensions in Windows 8.1. Unzipped the file, checked developer mode, and dragged the file to extensions. The dragged icon said copy, but a dialog bar at the top said that “Apps, extensions, and user scripts cannot be added from this website.” Any ideas?

  • Dan Leibson
    Dan Leibson  June 11, 2014 at 12:15 pm


    Are you dragging it from the file system to the Chrome extensions page (chrome://extensions/)? If so can you send me a screenshot to dan@localseoguide.com?

  • Hellemans  June 11, 2014 at 12:46 pm

    Hi Dan, I’m able to install but unable to set it to using in the extentions tab in chrome since it was not installed via the chrome web store, any suggestions?

  • Ray Cassidy  June 11, 2014 at 12:54 pm

    Nice heads up thanks Andrew. Installed as described without any fuss… once I read the “destructions” properly ! It certainly works fast. It does produce a significant duplication of data… that might be a nice feature for the after beta paid version I suspect 😉

    Very useful for non tech business owners who might struggle to hunt down all their references.

  • Dan Leibson
    Dan Leibson  June 11, 2014 at 12:57 pm

    You can de-dupe by using the remove duplicates function in Excel. We contemplated adding it, but since it’s so easy to de-dupe in Excel I wanted to keep the position tracking intact.

  • Tyler Herrick  June 11, 2014 at 6:59 pm

    I can no longer use NAP Hunter when I updated Chrome. They disabled it because they think it got that via malware, and I can’t reenable it. I think I will have to wait for the Web Store variant.

  • Andrew Shotland
    Andrew Shotland  June 11, 2014 at 7:00 pm

    Ah the joys of software development. We’ll get it up in the Chrome store by next week. Apologies for any inconvenience.

  • Suraj G  June 11, 2014 at 11:19 pm

    I’m using windows and tried installing the extension by simply dragging and dropping it. It worked like a charm. Good work guys 😉

  • Anders  June 12, 2014 at 12:11 am

    Very nice.

    Just gave it a try here i Denmark. Seems to be working fine

  • Dan Myhre  June 12, 2014 at 5:47 am

    Will Google see this as unusual traffic from my computer network and block my IP address?

  • Andrew Shotland
    Andrew Shotland  June 12, 2014 at 9:00 am


    In our testing we have never been blocked by Google. That said, the more queries you do, the more likely Google is to throw up a CAPTCHA.

  • Dan Leibson
    Dan Leibson  June 12, 2014 at 9:41 am


    In the options you can change how long before new queries get processed for the export function.

    This specifically lets you get around the Google CAPTCHA if you are experiencing a problem.

  • Vijay  June 13, 2014 at 6:31 am

    Thanks Andrew!

  • Hans  June 16, 2014 at 1:36 pm

    Give me a heads up when it’s on the Chrome Store…

  • Zane Tuck  June 20, 2014 at 10:01 am

    Tried installing this today and Chrome immediately disables it. Even in developer mode, Chrome won’t let you install extensions that aren’t from the Chrome Web Store. If you do install one that isn’t from the Web Store, it grays it out and won’t let you re-enable it.

    Hope you guys can get this in the Web Store soon! I’d love to use it.

  • Kathleen  June 20, 2014 at 1:20 pm

    It worked for me – thanks!

  • Paul  September 5, 2014 at 5:34 pm

    Superb tool! I was suprised to see the old address in soo many places!… oh well let the carnage begin! There goes my weekend

  • Will Park  February 28, 2015 at 2:31 pm

    Great little tool this Andrew, good job. Gave it a whirl and it picked up quite a few citations that other paid-for services didn’t. Handy that it exports to CSV for easy filtering of dupes etc.

  • Tess Robinson  June 9, 2015 at 6:31 pm

    Love this tool. I can’t believe I have been paying monthly subscriptions when your tool actually finds more and is easier to use. Love the ability to find dupes easily through your CSV export feature too.
    Thanks for an awesome tool that is going to be well loved.

  • Prashant  July 15, 2015 at 12:07 am

    Getting following errors:

    “Failed to load extension from: /tmp/NAPHunterv1_ZxNdwf
    Manifest file is missing or unreadable.

    Other extensions that failed to load:
    /tmp/NAPHunterv1 (1)_1JTgGo”

    Any idea or solutions for that.

    Prashant W.

  • Thomas  August 20, 2015 at 1:09 am

    Hi Andrew

    The Plugin NAP Hunter didn’t work. It opens the website and search and finally it create the .csv file but in the file isn’t anything.

    Do you have any ideas, what’s going wrong?

    I use Windows 10, and ChromeVersion 44.0.2403.155 m

    but i tried also on a Windows 7 PC, with a older Chrome Version and I had the same issue.

    Thx for your answer.

    Kind regards Thomas (CH)

    • Andrew Shotland
      Andrew Shotland  September 2, 2015 at 8:29 am

      Hey Thomas, we aware of some people experiencing bugs and are investigating.

  • Thomas Holenstein  August 25, 2015 at 3:42 pm


    Do you have a idea, why the nap hunter plugin doesn’t work.

    always its generate a empty excel sheet.

    thx for your support.


  • Hasan Khan  September 2, 2015 at 1:46 am

    Export” NAP suspects into a .csv file (launches new query, may take a couple of minutes to download)

    But .csv file have no URL. Only I can see three column like URL Query Position

  • Thomas  September 14, 2015 at 10:08 pm

    Any news about the bugs or solutions?

  • Dean  September 21, 2015 at 3:40 am

    Hi there just checking in I tried to use the NAP Hunter, it worked in the past. But now I get a blank .csv file not sure if it is just me or for others, or if there is a quick fix thanks for this tool it worked well in the past hope I can use it again. Thanks


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