Website scrapping which is also called screen scrapping is the process of extracting data from targeted websites using advanced web scraper tools. Website scrapping is done by using automated script or programs which are written using programming languages like Java, Perl, Python etc. Web page scrapping is the solution to handle web data without the need of any manual intervention by using automated tools. Web scrapper is designed for people who find it tedious to manually copy and paste data from thousands of web pages. Web scraper will allow users to scrap data from targeted websites and export the contents to various formats such as MySQL, Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Text format etc.
Web scrapper can help in converting unstructured content from web pages to structured format. Web scrapper can be helpful for extracting product information, online shopping data, news, press releases, contact details, stock quotes and other financial information. Web scraper can gather data or content from business directories, job portals, e-commerce website, search engines and shopping sites. Web scraper will help you save lot of man-hours involved in manual extraction of data and reduce the time taken drastically.
The contents present in websites are present in different formats and structure and in order to gather all information manually we need to copy data from web pages manually and paste them in desired document format. Web scraper can resolved this problem by using advanced web crawling algorithms to extract data from websites.
Web scrapper is nothing but software application which is written to crawl through websites and gather unstructured data from web pages and export them to desired format of our choice. The technical scenario of web scraper is like a human visiting the website by entering the URL and then collection information from web website. Web data scrapper does this job by using advanced crawling algorithms which are implemented using scripting languages like PHP, Perl, Python etc.
Web site scraping is helpful to mine data from web pages to your local hard disks. Web scrapper has a graphical user interface which allows you to designate URL (Uniform resource locator), the data to be extracted and the crawling algorithm to be used for traversing through mined data. Web scrapper can be used at periodic intervals and by using web data scraper you can download an online database to your spreadsheets. Web data scrapper can gather huge amount of unstructured data and convert them to useful format for the purpose of analysis. Web scrappers are used in different business sectors for various purposes like creating leads, establishing marketing strategies based on market analysis, forex analysis, gather stock quotes, product pricing data etc. Using web scrapper, the information required for your business can be gathered from internet.
Web data scrapper can also be used to crawl public email addresses from websites which can be used for creating huge mailing lists for marketing purposes. You can use the mail address for online promotion of your products and sending proposals related to business offers to customers throughout the world. Web scrappers work similar to search engine spiders but are more powerful than that and we can get output in desired format as we like.