Posts by: Web Scraper

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 , , , 4 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…

Jul 302015 Tagged with , , 0 Responses

Web Scraping using Chrome Scraper Extension

chrome scraper extensionDo you want to get data from a web page or website to CSV or Excel Spreadsheet? The answer is web scraping. There are number of web scraping software and services available in the market like Visual Web Ripper, Mozenda, Kimono Labs, Outwit Hub, ScraperWiki and Automation Anywhere etc. for web data extraction. These all tools and services are paid and not easy to use for non-technical persons. Now I am going to discuss another method of doing web scraping that is easy to use and free.  There are various Google Chrome browser extensions available at Google Web Store (https://chrome.google.com/webstore/category/apps) using that we can do screen scraping/web scraping. Read More…

Jul 122015 Tagged with , , 0 Responses

PHP script for renaming files

You might downloaded large amount of images or PDFs while doing web scraping of e-commerce store products, blog posts and in many other cases. Most of web scraping tool provides file downloading either they are csv, vcf, images (jpg,jpeg,gif,png), pdf or other kind of files but many of them do not provide way to rename them or add extension to them if it’s not present.

php script to rename images

I have encountered a problem specially with image files – many websites have images but they do not have the extension and web scraper just download files as it is as example given below, they are the file names downloaded using web scraper but they don’t have extension .jpg or .png!! Read More…

Jul 112015 Tagged with , , , 0 Responses

Run Code Template – New Feature Added to Fminer Web Scraping Tool

Fminer-Run-Code-Template-Scraping-ToolFminer is one of the powerful web scraping software, I already given brief of all the Fminer features in previous post. In this post I am going to introduce one of the interesting feature of fminer which is Run Code Template that is recently added to Fminer, this feature is similar to “Fminer Run Code” action but it’s different in a way you can use it. The Run Code Action you can use inside the data scraping flow and python code get executed when scraper start running. Read More…

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