Posts by: Web Scraper

Feb 272017 Tagged with , , 0 Responses

Content Grabber V2 – With New Features

Content Grabber – a web scraping software developed by Sequentum is the most advanced web scraping software in the market and it just keeps getting better.

I am excited to highlight several enhancements to Content Grabber features in the Version 2: Chrome based Web browser, Edge Selections, Data Retention options, Change Tracking, Export to single database table, Export script templates, Export settings, File downloads, Screenshots, Retry errors, Simplified Action Configurations, Multiple command selections, Group commands, Improved XPath editor, New self-contained agents. These features better enable web scrapers to extract data from websites efficiently and effectively. Read More…

Jan 022017 Tagged with , , 0 Responses

HtmlAgilityPack to parse HTML in .NET

Introduction

web-scraping-using-htmlagilitypackScreen Scraping also known as Data Scraping or Data Extraction is a technique of collecting different kind of data from a web page like meta tag information, titles, images, links, contact information(phone & email) and other important data like weather forecasts.

To make Web Scraping into action using .NET, we have very useful .NET library known as HTMLAgilityPack. It provides essential methods navigating, modifying and searching DOM(Document Object Model) Tree. HTMLAgilityPack parses anything you give it even if it’s malformed HTML having missing closing tags, very tolerant! It supports XPath and XSLT for navigating the web page. Read More…

Dec 192016 Tagged with , , 0 Responses

Total.js Review

Total.js is a free and very powerful web application framework for building Web sites and Web applications using JavaScript, HTML and CSS. The framework is a server-side framework for Node.js. The framework is written in pure JavaScript.

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Total.js framework has very simple logic, a short learning curve and many features for creating rich and scalable web applications. Read More…

Oct 172016 Tagged with , , , 0 Responses

Octoparse Review – An Automated Web Scraping Tool

octoparse-web-scraperOctoparse is a powerful automated web scraping software with an easy-to-use point-and-click user interface, which enables users to apply different patterns to extract data from different websites with ease.

It provides different advanced functions like Smart Mode, Cloud Extraction, API Access that helps users to capture data from any static or dynamic websites without any programming knowledge. Various export formats are available such as CSV, Excel, HTML, TXT. It also enables users to export extracted data into databases like MySQL, SQL Server, and Oracle. Read More…

Sep 192016 Tagged with , , , 1 Response

Custom Scripting in Content Grabber

Custom Scraping ScriptWhile Content Grabber is very easy to use web scraping software, you shouldn’t make the mistake to think it is not also very flexible and powerful. Part of this flexibility comes from providing developers with a sophisticated scripting capability for controlling a user’s web scraping agent and managing the data being extracted.

Content Grabber provides scripting in different ways to customize Content Grabber behavior based on your specific needs or to extend and enhance standard functionality. Content Grabber scripts are .NET functions written in C# or VB.NET, or regular expressions. Read More…

Jul 212016 Tagged with , , , , 0 Responses

How to find executive email addresses using Rapporative

rapporative chromeWhether you are a young entrepreneur looking to reach out to a CEO or an experienced marketer looking for leads, finding ceo and executive email addresses is difficult and time-consuming. But I have found a neat little trick that can help you get email address contact you need. It has worked for me 95% of the time, whether I am approaching to major press outlets or contacting prominent investors. Read More…

Jul 082016 Tagged with , , , 2 Responses

Xpath Generator – Free tool for making Xpath Expression

xpath generatorXPath is a query language for selecting nodes from HTML or XML document. XPath is used to navigate through elements and attributes in an HTML or XML document. Xpath is inevitable part of web scraping. To extract web element, one must know what is its XPath. Most of the web scrpaing software comes with inbuilt functionality to generate xpath expression easily and some browsers also support facility to inspect XPath but it lacks some advanced functionality. Keeping in mind these limitations, we have made a special tool for XPath Selection named “Xpath Generator”.

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Apr 292016 Tagged with , 2 Responses

Powerful Web Scraping Software – Content Grabber Review

web scraperThere are many web scraping software and cloud based web scraping services available in the market for extracting data from the websites. They vary widely in cost and features. In this article, I am going to introduce one such advanced web scraping tool “Content Grabber”, which is widely used and the best web scraping software in the market.

Content Grabber is used for web extraction, web scraping and web automation. It can extract content from complex websites and export it as structured data in a variety of formats like Excel Spreadsheets, XML, CSV and databases. Content Grabber can also extract data from highly dynamic websites. It can extract from AJAX-enabled websites, submit forms repeatedly to cover all possible input values, and manage website logins. Read More…

Feb 232016 Tagged with , , 0 Responses

Self-Contained Agent – Amazing feature of Content Grabber

Most organizations depend on the web to collect data that is important to their decision making process. Automating data collection from websites can significantly help businesses reduce time, costs and manual errors.

Content Grabber logo and spiderContent Grabber – an advanced web scraping software application can help businesses automatically harvest data from the web. Content Grabber requires no programming. Content Grabber has a very unique feature – “self-contained agent” that provides a way for web scraping via agent assisted automation.

The self-contained agent feature is only available in the Professional & Premium version of Content Grabber. Read More…

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