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Web Scraper 0.6.0 - Pagination Selector and More!

September 01, 2021

Feature, Web Scraper Cloud, Release, Tutorial, Pagination

The moment has come that we are ready to release the most requested feature of all time! Creating pagination correctly has been one of the most frequently reported problems; however, that is about to change. The pagination selector is here and so are other additional updates that will make scraping with Web Scraper easier.

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Most Frequently Asked Questions Answered.

August 02, 2021

Guide

For discovery and greater understanding, questions are a must. Therefore, we have collected the most frequently asked questions by the public about different web scraping topics.

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Automatized Crypto Visualization with the New Web Scraper Cloud Data Export Feature

June 14, 2021

Google, Google Sheets, Feature, Web Scraper Cloud, Visualization, Release

Most people could agree that observing a picture, a simple graph, or a pie chart is easier and more efficient than scrolling through blocks of text or trying to parse out useful insights from looking at numerous columns in a spreadsheet. This common knowledge is the basis of why visualization is so important.

Also, in a rapidly changing world, people seek ways of becoming more efficient, ways of increasing the time spent focusing on the insights, rather than pouring endless hours and effort into collecting the necessary assets to gain those end results that determine so much. This is why automatization nowadays is a key topic.

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Why Should You Scrape Customer Reviews?

June 01, 2021

Analysis, Data

Just like a vehicle tire leaves an imprint in the mud which can be washed away only by a great storm or rainfall, an impression leaves an impact on a product which then becomes the formatting foundation of an opinion that can not be altered easily. For this simple reason, creating an interesting, positive, and captivating impression on your customers will go a long way for your business's success and overall reputation.

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Brief History of Web Scraping

May 14, 2021

Data, web scraping

Web scraping is becoming a more widely known term. Most associate it with web data extraction, the most efficient and the simplest way of copying large chunks of information online; however, did you know that web scraping was born for a completely different purpose and it took almost two decades for it to transform into web scraping we are familiar with now?

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Web Scraper Cloud Data Quality and Notification Feature

April 30, 2021

Feature, Web Scraper Cloud, Release, Update

With constant development process and continuous growth, we are happy to have released a new notification system as well as a data quality feature to allow further automatization optionality.

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The Ultimate Web Scraping Guide.

March 15, 2021

web scraping

It is no lie that data is power in many ways. For different reasons and applications, different information available online can be used for gaining an advantage in various spheres of life, especially in business.

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Fast-track your online Shopify business

February 17, 2021

Data, E-commerce, web scraping

Nowadays, with almost everything being available online - many are looking for ways to start a new eCommerce business or automate an existing one. 

Imagine a fast-track to improve the efficiency of your new, already existing online store. CSV export from Web Scraper and import to Shopify can get you updating your product lists in only a few minutes. 

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Extracting Data at Scale Using Web Scraper Cloud.

November 24, 2020

Big Data, Data, Web Scraper Cloud

Data nowadays can be the driving fuel of a company. With the huge increase in technology and data, it has become more important than ever to retrieve, transform, and store that data correctly and effectively.

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Top 5 CSS Selectors You Need to Know.

November 06, 2020

Data, web scraping, Tutorial

Scraping might get hard at times when you're dealing with website structures that frequently change or in general, are hard to scrape with just the point-and-click interface. No need to stress, with the knowledge of the CSS selector - any website structure can be overcome and any website - scraped. Here are the TOP 5 CSS selectors that we frequently use and might be of great use to you.

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Scraping E-commerce the Fastest Way

September 29, 2020

Data, E-commerce, Tutorial

In the previous blogs, we have gone through the classical way of scraping and exposed a tip of how to potentially prevent sitemaps from breaking when an e-commerce site changes product placements in designated categories. Now we are going to take a look at another scraping method which is - scraping with the “Sitemap.xml Links” selector.

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Scraping E-commerce through Brands

September 24, 2020

Data, E-commerce, Tutorial

In the previous blog, we explained how to retrieve the necessary data the classical way by going through the categories, sub-categories, then the products, etc. It is the most primitive and intuitive way of gathering data with Web Scraper extension; however, sometimes a problem arises when the website layout is changed or the placement of various products is altered. For this reason. previously created sitemaps for that specific website may break, or stop working properly. 

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Scraping E-commerce the Classical Way

September 16, 2020

Data, E-commerce, Tutorial

With the enormous growth and development in technology, data being the main driver of modern and fast-growing companies, online business has evolved over the recent years. However, it comes as no surprise since ordering, reserving goods, and services online while not leaving the house is a huge time saver and accessible for everyone with a stable internet connection.

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Data Transformation with OpenRefine

August 27, 2020

Data, Data transformation, Tutorial

With cleaner data, we can begin to transform it. Data transformation can manifest in different forms. It can be clustering, merging, adding information, replacing strings, and so on. OpenRefine covers them all. 

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Web Scraper 0.5.0 Release

August 21, 2020

Release, Update

We are happy to announce that Web Scraper 0.5.0 has been released! This release contains new features such as a new data selection UI engine, a new page load detection system, a welcome page, and a whole lot more!

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Data Cleaning with OpenRefine

August 14, 2020

OpenRefine, Data, Data transformation, Tutorial

Data transformation is a step for preparing data sets for AI training and analysis. Clean and transformed data is a vital part of precise and correct data reports and analysis. In this blog series part, we will look at what importance it is to detect and delete blank, inconsistent and duplicate data entries.

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Introduction to OpenRefine

July 28, 2020

Data, Data transformation

As the saying goes “garbage in, garbage out”. This can be associated with the idea of data analysis without data transformation beforehand. With bad, messy data, only lousy, chaotic analysis can be done. However, with data transformation, not only the process of analysis becomes easier but also the precision increases.

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Data Transformation with Web Scraper.

July 06, 2020

Data, Data post processing, Parser

Have you ever been in a situation when you have two or more data sets of completely different structures? So different that it is impossible to analyze, manage, or integrate. It sounds like every professional’s worst nightmare.

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In Need of Data?

June 05, 2020

Data, collaboration

If you are a journalist or a data enthusiast and you are in need of data, look no further. We, Web Scraper, offer a collaboration.

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3 Ways In Which Web Scraping Can Improve Your Business And Save You Time.

May 29, 2020

Data, web scraping

Nowadays, with increasing digitalization, where new technologies are constantly arising and computational power is available almost to everyone, the necessity for data has escalated drastically. 

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The Instrumental Role of Big Data in Our Lives

May 12, 2020

Big Data, Data, Global pandemic

Enormous amounts of data that traditional data-processing application software is not capable of dealing with, that is used for analyzing to reveal trends, patterns, associations of especially human behavior and interactions. The subject of Big Data and the usage has increased highly over recent years. With the immense development of technology and the large sets of data that are processed every day, the questions of how to take advantage of it is on everyone’s mind, regardless of the industry.

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The Importance of Data Visualization

April 29, 2020

As possibly one of the wisest investments in big data future, data visualization can be a crucial tool for any business. With the continuous advancements in technology and the huge increase in the necessity for big data, visual representation of it can display and showcase many factors of a business that would have been hard to do without data visualization. In this blog, we are gonna explore ways of data representation with the help of a highly easy and versatile tool.

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Coronavirus Pandemic Google Trends Analysis

April 08, 2020

Analysis, Google trends

Of everything going on, we took interest in what people are most searching for on google search engine while the coronavirus outbreak.

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Is Sports Arbitrage Betting Real?

March 09, 2020

Sports Arbitrage Betting

Imagine a scenario where you invest an amount of money and there is a guaranteed profit! Hard? Impossible? Not at all! Let us provide you with a mathematically proven strategy, which, when applied correctly, actually provides such possibilities.

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The Ultimate Tool for Big Data Access Using Google Sheets

February 03, 2020

Google Sheets, Query Function

Imagine learning a function, which can work as various other functions; therefore, replacing them with only one and making work with big data easier. With the query function of Google Sheets that scenario is not that absurd because it provides exactly what described. Accessing, summarizing, filtering data from various spreadsheets with only one function - thanks to Google Sheets, the opportunity to do exactly that has been around for quite some time already.

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Web Scraper Cloud Parser feature release

December 23, 2019

Web Scraper Cloud, Data post processing, Parser

We are happy to finally introduce a Parser feature for Web Scraper Cloud.

Usually, to post process data, a custom written script or extra time editing the data manually in a spreadsheet software would be the case; however, the Parser takes care and eases this process.

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How to find all the local restaurants in Yellow Pages using Web Scraper

September 02, 2019

Yellow Pages, Tutorial

Have you ever planned a trip to a different state, city or even a country but did not know any places to have a delicious dinner at? We all know that Yellow Pages is the go-to site if we want to find restaurants in specific areas but it can often be frustrating to get boggled up with bottomless pages on it. Luckily, Web Scraper is here to solve this by allowing you to extract all the information you need from Yellow Pages. So you can enjoy great meals during your trip.

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Web Scraper 0.4.0 release

April 17, 2019

Sitemap.xml, Release

We are happy to announce that Web Scraper 0.4.0 has been released. This release contains a new selector, updates to other selectors and improved CSS selector generator. Starting from version 0.4.0 Web Scraper is also available in Firefox.

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