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Discussion in 'Introductions' started by Scrape Junkie, Feb 18, 2017.

  1. Scrape Junkie

    Scrape Junkie Newbie

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    Ahoy BHW,

    It is a pleasure to finally have an account after being a long time reader. I really should have signed up months ago!

    I am a web scraping enthusiast from the loneliest corner of the world, New Zealand.

    I am hoping to drop some knowledge nuggets where I can and get involved.

    Cheers!
     
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    Zwielicht Moderator Staff Member Moderator Jr. VIP

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  4. terrycody

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    Welcome buddy! Mind telling us what your scraping knowledge composed of? I want to learn such things a long long time ago! And your avatar is lovely, that shit thing is around $0.5 in the grocery store lol.
     
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    Tena koe, welcome to BHW. Enjoy your stay mate!
     
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    Interesting. What does web scrapping entail?
     
  8. Scrape Junkie

    Scrape Junkie Newbie

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    Hey terrycody,

    I most of my experience is in lead generation, ie. finding leads for businesses by scraping the web. I try and go a bit beyond your standard bulk yellow pages scrape and find 'intent leads'.

    This is when someone takes a 'recorded action' which will indicate they are likely to require a service or make a purchase in the near future. If you can scrape these 'recorded actions' along with the person's contact details you can sell these 'intent leads' to a business which supplies the product or service.

    Scraping is great! I would highly recommend learning more about it.
     
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    The gist of scraping is pulling freely available data from the internet and analysing or compiling it for someone to use. Eg. you could scrape peoples personal information for businesses to use for lead generation. Or you could scrape the price of a product which is available from multiple websites and create a price comparison website. There are ALOT of things you can do with freely available data.

    Software is used to make the process automated so you can scrape data from tens of thousands of websites in a short period of time.
     
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