Scraping Web Data Explained By Semalt

Web scraping is the process of gathering useful or relational data from specified web pages and converting it into a specified format. Scraped data are usually exported into database or spreadsheet. The benefits and importance of the process cannot be over-emphasized. This is why it has become a common practice among organizations.

The only problem with the process is that it can't be done manually. For any organization to get any tangible benefit from the process, data has to be scrapped from hundreds of web pages periodically. This is where web scraping tools come in. The tools are used to scrape data from numerous pages with so much speed and accuracy.

Introducing Data Toolbar, An Efficient Data Scraping Tool

There are several data scraping tools but Data Toolbar distinguishes itself with efficiency and simplicity. A lot of people require data scraping but only very few people have programming skills. So, all data extraction tools that do not require programming knowledge are usually in high demand. Data Toolbar does not also require programming skill so it is a great choice.

This tool is very intuitive and self-explanatory. It is designed to automate the process of web scraping for all browsers. It is so simple that you only need to point to the required data fields and the tool will extract them for you in minutes. It is capable of extracting thousands of data from different types of websites in minutes. As mentioned earlier, it requires no technical skill.

How To Use The Tool

You only need to click on all the data field and images that should be scraped one after the other. To select multiple images and data fields, go to the "details" page to add fields one after the other. After that, you should also check "NEXT" page option. That is all. The tool will crawl through the whole website page after page to scrape the required content. After the extraction, the tool will save the data in SQL script, HTML file, or Excel spreadsheet depending on your choice.

Versions Of The Software

There are two versions of the tool – Free version and paid version. Fortunately, the free version of the tool has the same functions with the premium version. They both do not expire, they don't need any registration, and they don't allow ads.

You must be wondering why people should pay for the premium version if there is no difference between both versions. There is one big difference. The output of the free version is limited to only 100 rows while that of the premium version has no limit.

So, you can use the free version for trial and when you are satisfied with the tool, you can upgrade to the premium version with just $24.

Browser Versions

In terms of supported browser, Data Toolbar comes in two versions. A version supports both Edge and Internet Explorer (both for Windows) while the other version is for both Firefox and Chrome. In terms of quality, both versions produce the same quality of output.

Why not try the free version of the data scraping tool since it is free and you have nothing to lose? You can then upgrade to the premium version if you like it. And if you are not satisfied with it, you can simply look for another data extraction tool.