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Extract Data with GrabzIt's Online Web Scraper Tool!

Scraping data from the web, no matter how it is stored, is easy with GrabzIt's Online Web Scraper Tool. Every scrape you create will use our online wizard and follow these three simple steps.

Website Targets

Identify Target Websites

Define what sites, sections of sites or files you want to scrape data from. Then schedule when you want to do it.

Specify Data

Specify Data to Scrape

Define what parts of the web pages or files should be scrapped. Then state how this data should be saved.

Package Data

Package Scraped Data

Define in what file formats the data should be stored. Finally specify how you want the scrape data transmitted to you.

Who is the Web Scraper for?

This web scraper is designed to be used by everyone! You don’t have to be a programmer to use it. Although if you are a power user, we have plenty of extra features for you too.

The web scraper comes with an excellent online wizard, that uses a simple point and click interface to automatically create instructions that identifies what content to scrape. Meaning you shouldn't have to write any code, or very little! But we don't want to stop there and are always trying to improve our web scraper make it the simplest on the web.

In fact, to make common scraping tasks such as; turning websites into PDF, extracting all links or images easier. We created a series of prepared templates. So, before you start writing a scraper you might want to check if we have already written the scrape, or most of it, for you!

What types of data can be scraped?

There are many reasons to extract data from websites, these range from getting your competitors product prices. Extracting snapshots of latest financial information at a particular point in time or getting contact information from an online phone book.

Our online web scraping tool, makes extracting this information easy without having to use a chrome extension or general browser extension. With special features to automatically deal with web page pagination and multiple clicks on a single web page.

The Web Scraper can also scrape data from any part of a web page. Whether it is the content of an HTML element such as a div or span, CSS value, or HTML element attribute. Any web page meta data or text stored in an image, XML, JSON or PDF. It also uses machine learning to automatically understand concepts. Such as is a sentence saying something positive or negative.

Of course, if you want an image downloader then as an online HTML scraper any images you want can be automatically downloaded.

How does the Web Scraper work?

One of the things that makes GrabzIt’s web scraping service unique is that it is an online scraping tool. This means that you don’t have to download any software to start scraping.

However, it does this while remaining a highly sophisticated data extraction tool. It views the web with a custom web browser that enables the web scraper to scrape dynamic as well as static web pages, such as content generated with JavaScript or AJAX.

Furthermore, to speed up the web data extraction to ensure you get your scrape results as quickly as possible. Each scrape uses multiple browser instances each with a different proxy server and user agent, to avoid blocking. This permits multiple parts of the target website to be scraped simultaneously.

GrabzIt's web scraper is highly interactive. As such it allows you to click links and buttons submit forms, type text, infinitely scroll and much more. Allowing a scrape to perform the same actions as a human user. Once you have selected an element some web scrapers insist you create complicated regular expressions to scrape the exact piece of data you are interested in. Instead we enable you to use patterns we then create the regular expression in the background to scrape the data for you.

As a data scraper GrabzIt provides facilities to clean the data. This allows any inconsistencies to be removed before the data is returned to you. Then once a scrape has been created it can be set up to perform scheduled scraping, starting when you want and repeating when you want. Or if you want it to be even more automated you can trigger the web scrape when specific website changes occur.

Your data is accessible in real-time and can be output in several different formats so that you can integrate it into your app as easily as possible. These formats include Excel, XML, CSV, JSON, HTML and SQL for either MySQL or SQL Server.

But how do you interact with this data? You can either have it sent to you or a location of your choice. Or you can use the Callback URL option, which allows you to use our API and automate the entire scrape process. Especially as you can configure a scrape to run on a regular schedule meaning you will always have the latest information!

Many websites store similar content across many pages, so to get all of the data you want GrabzIt's Web Scraper can follow links and search for content that matches your scrape instructions anywhere on the website. Alternatively you can specify the exact web pages you want to scrape or just specify a sub-section of the site to scrape. We even provide a monthly free web scraping allowance, so you can try it now risk free!