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Grepsr Browser Extensions
A do-it-yourself free web scraping tool for your
on-the-go data extraction needs
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Pull live website’s data in seconds
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Extract data from simple, well-structured websites with our browser extension’s unique point-and-click functionality.
Works seamlessly on Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge and Safari browsers currently.
Scrape any simple website on-the-go
1, 000 records per month
500 records per run
5 on-demand run per month
3 reports per month
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$50 /moBilled monthly
150, 000 records per month
Unlimited records per run
30 on-demand run per month
60 reports per month
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1, 000, 000 records per month
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Not all websites are well-structured, and therefore easy to scrape. If our browser extension doesn’t quite cut it for you, our Concierge service has you covered!
Contact us with your use-case, and we’ll take over the data acquisition so you can focus on other important aspects of your business.
Just share your project specifications with us, and our expert team will get to work. We’ll also deliver and integrate your data to any location or filesystem that is most convenient to you.
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Web Scraping Tutorial | Grepsr Browser Extension
on June 13, 2018
We designed Grepsr Browser Extensions to make data extraction simple for all of our customers — whether they’re technically in tune or not so much.
Here we give you a simple web scraping tutorial about how to use our browser extension to easily extract data from an online shopping platform (we’ve selected Best Buy).
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Web Scraping Tutorial for Grepsr’s Browser Extension
On your web browser (Google Chrome and Microsoft Edge supported for now), go to the web page from where you want to extract the the Grepsr icon next to the address bar (the blue ‘g’) to activate the the extension has loaded, navigate to the data field you want to extract and click it. If you’d like to extract similar fields from the same page, click one of the those items and the rest should also be tagged note that sometimes other unrelated fields also get tagged, which you can easily remove by simply untagging one of those fields. The rest of the unwanted tags should also be removed now, and you should be left with only those you you’re certain that you’ve got the desired field (also take note of the count that’s shown), click Save the field name, and click Save or press Enter. Repeat steps 3 to 7 for other fields on the you’re done, click Next to move on to the next the pagination prompt, select the type of pagination on the there’s a “Next” or a “Load More” button, select the option and navigate to where the button is and click to tag your fields on the next screen, edit field names, drag and drop items on the list to re-order, or click the trash icon to delete. you want to tag items and extract more fields from each item’s details page, select the first option and details page will now load with the browser plugin automatically, name and save the fields on the you’re done, click your tagged fields on both the main and detail pages once again., specify whether you need to be logged in to access the data on the website. If yes, the login credentials should come from the user. For this, enter the username, password and the login URL. To get the URL easily, click the icon to open the website on incognito/private mode, then copy and paste the login page URL from next screen will show you the sample data as CSV and ’ll then be prompted to sign up or log in, in case you haven’t sign up, either fill up the form, or simply use the Google Single Sign On you’re logged in, create a new project or choose an existing the same with the report. The report is where your current dataset will nally, start crawling! You’ll be redirected to the Grepsr app platform where you can view the data start to populate the table. When the extraction is complete, you’ll receive an email with a download link to your data as the most of our app’s handy features as well, such as Schedules to automate extraction, and Data Delivery to seamlessly integrate your exports with popular filesystems you’re already using, like Dropbox, Google Drive, Amazon S3, FTP and more.
We hope this web scraping tutorial proves to be a useful guide so that your Grepsr experience is fun, intuitive, and at the same time productive for your personal and business needs.
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Scraping websites using the Scraper extension for Chrome – School of Data
If you are using Google Chrome there is a browser extension for scraping web pages. It’s called “Scraper” and it is easy to use. It will help you scrape a website’s content and upload the results to google docs.
Walkthrough: Scraping a website with the Scraper extension
Open Google Chrome and click on Chrome Web Store
Search for “Scraper” in extensions
The first search result is the “Scraper” extension
Click the add to chrome button.
Now let’s go back to the listing of UK MPs
Now mark the entry for one MP
Right click and select “scrape similar…”
A new window will appear – the scraper console
In the scraper console you will see the scraped content
Click on “Save to Google Docs…” to save the scraped content as a Google Spreadsheet.
Walkthrough: extended scraping with the Scraper extension
Note: Before beginning this recipe – you may find it useful to understand a bit about HTML. Read our HTML primer.
Easy wasn’t it? Now let’s do something a little more complicated. Let’s say we’re interested in the roles a specific actress played. The source for all kinds of data on this is the IMDB (You can also search on sites like DBpedia or Freebase for this kinds of information; however, we’ll stick to IMDB to show the principle)
Let’s say we’re interested in creating a timeline with all the movies the Italian actress Asia Argento ever starred; where do we start?
The IMDB has a quite comprehensive archive of actors. Asia Argento’s site is:
If you open the page you’ll see all the roles she ever played, together with a title and the year – let’s scrape this information
Try to scrape it like we did above
You’ll see the list comes out garbled – this is because the list here is structured quite differently.
Go to the scraper console. Notice the small box on the upper left, saying XPath?
XPath is a query language for HTML and XML.
XPath can help you find the elements in the page you’re interested in – all you need to do is find the right element and then write the xpath for it.
Now let’s assemble our table.
You’ll see that our current Xpath – the one including the whole information is “//div/div/div/div”
Xpath is very simple it tells the computer to look at the HTML document and select
However, we’d like to have the data separated out.
To do this use the columns part of the scraper console…
Let’s find our title first – look at the title using Inspect Element
See how the title is within a tag? Let’s add the tag to our xpath.
The expression seems to work well: let’s make this our first column
In the “Columns” section, change the name of the first column to “title”
Now let’s add the XPATH for the title to it
The xpaths in the columns section are relative, that means “. /b” will select the element
add “. /b” to the xpath for the title column and click “scrape”
See how you only get titles?
Now let’s continue for year? Years are within one
Create a new column by clicking on the small plus next to your “title” column
Now create the “year” column with xpath “. /span”
Click on scrape and see how the year is added
See how easily we got information out of a less structured webpage?
Last updated on Sep 02, 2013.
Frequently Asked Questions about grepsr chrome extension
How do you use Grepsr?
Click the Grepsr icon next to the address bar (the blue ‘g’) to activate the extension. Once the extension has loaded, navigate to the data field you want to extract and click it. If you’d like to extract similar fields from the same page, click one of the those items and the rest should also be tagged automatically.Jun 13, 2018
How do I use Chrome scraper extension?
Walkthrough: Scraping a website with the Scraper extensionOpen Google Chrome and click on Chrome Web Store.Search for “Scraper” in extensions.The first search result is the “Scraper” extension.Click the add to chrome button.Now let’s go back to the listing of UK MPs.More items…•Sep 2, 2013
How can I extract data from a website for free?
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