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Amazon Product Scraper?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by jainy25, May 25, 2013.

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  1. jainy25

    jainy25 Junior Member

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    Hey Everyone!

    Till now I had been using OPF for scraping information like the Price, Title, ASIN and Lowest price of some books that I sell.

    But now I can't get it to work anymore. :(

    Are there any alternates to OPF for Scraping such info from Amazon? Even if paid?
     
  2. healzer

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    you can use their API instead of scraping :)
     
  3. jainy25

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    How do you do that? Won't it still require a software or something to retrieve the info using the API?
     
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    there is a great wordpress plugin:
    WPZonBuilder

    but to you can write your own script/app to use amazon's api
     
  5. Ash2012

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    WP Robot is also a very handy plugin for WP.
     
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    I second wp zonbuilder just coz of its simpilicity wp robot is complicated for newbies
     
  7. Ash2012

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    Yeah I'll agree with that - WP-Robot can be a bitch to set up with their shit mess of category codes, but once you've got that nailed it's plain sailing and works a treat. Not tried out zon - will give that a look at.
     
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    Best bet is to use Amazon MWS api. The only catch is you need a valid seller account and they throttle the number of requests per second you can do. We use it for over 20k products per day and have no issues.
     
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    Zon Asin Hunter I took the plunge to buy even though I couldn't find many review on it. It actually works very well, fast loading and can list anything from price, asin, in stock, selling rank, and i think a total of 16 product details? If I'm not mistaken. It's fairly good. Now I'm just looking for a good automatic pricing updater to go along with it.