Our web scraper uses a point and click wizard that allows users to define which parts of a website to be interacted with or scraped. While this wizard works perfectly for 95% of websites there are some websites that use security features like CORS and content security policy headers that block their content being executed outside of their own domain. This of course stops GrabzIt’s Web Scraper Wizard from working properly too!
So, to overcome these issues GrabzIt created the Web Scraping Assistant for Chrome. This is a safe Chrome extension that only disables these security features for requests coming from our Web Scraper Wizard. Fixing most incompatibilities, a website can have with our wizard.
While it is not essential to install this Chrome extension in order to scrape the web, if our Web Scraper Wizard is not showing a website properly, it is highly recommended that you install the Assistant using the button below! This will then open up the Chrome Web Store from where you can install the extention.