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Anthony Fiedler liked Erika Foo's blog post 9 Ways to Grow Your Business with Custom Web Scraping Tools
Aug 10
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9 Ways to Grow Your Business with Custom Web Scraping Tools

What is a custom web scraping tool?A custom web scraping tool is a web scraping software that allows its users to extract data from websites without writing a single line of code. Tools of this kind are built on web scraping techniques. In other words, it’s a coding-free web scraper.What can you do with custom web scraping tools?Content…See More
Aug 9
Shubham Srivastava liked Erika Foo's blog post Competitor Monitoring for Price Strategy and Product Planning
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Competitor Monitoring for Price Strategy and Product Planning

Because launching an online business has little to no initial cost, aspiring entrepreneurs will likely face a number of rivals who may try to undercut their pricing. Therefore, it is important to monitor your competitors to determine what products they are offering at what price. Monitoring competitors’ product listings will give you a wealth of valuable information about your competitors—perhaps a well-funded rival is doing penetration testing into one of your niches, or maybe you’re trying a…See More
May 31
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What is Web Scraping and How Does It Work

Web scraping, also known as web harvesting and  web data extraction, basically refers to collecting data from websites via the Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP) or through web browsers. How does web scraping work?Generally, web scraping involves three steps: first, we send a GET request to the server and we will receive a response in a form of web content. Next, we parse the HTML code of a web site following a tree structure path. Finally, we use the python library to search for the parse…See More
May 24
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3 Ways to Scrape Data from a Table

There is a lot of data presented in a table format inside the web pages. However, it could be quite difficult when you try to store the data into local computers for later access. The problem would be that the data is embedded inside the HTML which is unavailable to download in a structured format like CSV. Web scraping is the easiest way to obtain the data into your local computer. table data from …See More
May 3
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Coronavirus Data Extraction and Visualization

Since Korea confirmed the first case of Coronavirus on January 20th 2020, the total number of infected has reached 7,869 as of March 12nd. Although this pandemic outbreak shows a sign of being contained in the country, it’s still uncertain how long it will take before we completely beat the coronavirus.At this point, we think it’s necessary to present the outbreak with a more interactive visual map. The goal of this article is to show you how to leverage a web scraping and visualization tool to…See More
Mar 19
EDDISON HAYDEN LEWIS liked Erika Foo's blog post How to Extract Data from PDF to Excel
Dec 29, 2019
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Dec 29, 2019
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Dec 3, 2019
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How to Extract Data from PDF to Excel

The Portable Document Format (PDF) is a file format developed by Adobe to present documents, including text formatting and images, in a manner independent of application software, hardware, and operating systems. (From Wikipedia) Nowadays people use PDF on a large scale for reading, presenting and many other purposes. And many…See More
Nov 14, 2019

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Company:
Octoparse
Job Title:
Marketing specialist
Seniority:
Consultant
Job Function:
Data Science, Other
Short Bio:
Marketing specialist at Octoparse, a SaaS company helping clients get data on the Internet
LinkedIn Profile:
http://https://www.linkedin.com/in/erika-foo-624590181/
Interests:
Contributing, Networking

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9 Ways to Grow Your Business with Custom Web Scraping Tools

Posted on June 24, 2020 at 1:30am 0 Comments

What is a custom web scraping tool?

A custom web scraping tool is a web scraping software that allows its users to extract data from websites without writing a single line of code. Tools of this kind are built on web scraping techniques. In other words, it’s a coding-free web scraper.

What can you do with custom web scraping tools?…

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Competitor Monitoring for Price Strategy and Product Planning

Posted on May 28, 2020 at 9:30pm 0 Comments

Because launching an online business has little to no initial cost, aspiring entrepreneurs will likely face a number of rivals who may try to undercut their pricing. Therefore, it is important to monitor your competitors to determine what products they are offering at what price. Monitoring competitors’ product listings will give you a wealth of valuable information about your competitors—perhaps a well-funded rival is doing penetration testing into one of your niches, or maybe you’re…

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3 Ways to Scrape Data from a Table

Posted on March 30, 2020 at 7:24pm 0 Comments

There is a lot of data presented in a table format inside the web pages. However, it could be quite difficult when you try to store the data into local computers for later access. The problem would be that the data is embedded inside the HTML which is unavailable to download in a structured format like CSV. Web scraping is the easiest way to obtain the data into your local computer.

 

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Extract Data from Website to Excel Automatically

Posted on March 22, 2020 at 9:30pm 0 Comments

To extract data from websites, you can take advantage of data extraction tools like Octoparse. These tools can pull data from websites automatically and save them into many formats such as Excel, JSON, CSV, HTML, or to your own database via APIs. It only takes a few minutes to extract thousands of lines of data, and the best part is…

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