Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by [mcr], Jul 10, 2013.
What are the best web scrapers, and are there any that offer a trial before buying?
what web and what data you want to scrap?
What are the best out there? scrapebox? What else?
Anyone with any insight on this? Thanks!
zennoposter or ubot
or if you're a programmer , try PhantomJS
Good stuff, thank you. ubot seems solid.
Has anyone used scrapebox and ubot and zennoposter and can compare the three
I want to buy one, I just need to be sure I'm buying the right one. This would be so much easier if they provided trial versions
It supports clicking through multiple pages, submitting forms, etc. Very versatile for scraping. Hit me up if you need help with any scripts.
there are lots of scrapers on web. You can find complete list of scraper here http://webdata-scraping.com/web-scraping-software/ and also find whether it's free or paid, offers trial or not and price of each version they offer
If you are a programmer, I would like to recommend phantomjs.
If you are a non programmer, some web scrapers
like :http://www.octoparse.com/ or http://www.uipath.com/ seem fine.
I used the former and works well for scraping data behind login and dropdown menu.
Plus There‘s no way collecting data from a site that requires a login and password using import.io.
I used Import.io before I switch to OP. We ended up writing our own script when using import.io.
You may look into web scraper like these if u want.
uBot lets you build a custom scraper. I suggest getting the pro version and skipping over the entry level version. You get some some really important features with the pro version that you don't get with the basic version. If you have some basic programing knowledge you will be very successful with uBot. Hell, I didn't have any programming knowledge when I started with uBot and I've already made some really great bots that save me a ton of time.
I use Scrapebox every day. I don't think it will be useful to you for this as you have to be logged into the website to get the data.
Never used Zennoposter and I'm not a programmer so I can't comment on PhantomJS.
Seems like uBot might be the answer for you if you're not a programmer since it can login to sites and scrape data. Good luck!
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