Discussion in 'Blogging' started by happywarrior, Oct 26, 2011.
What the heck is 'scraping' ???? I've seen it mentioned so much on this forum.
What the heck is a search button?
you know what it is, if you have a car in the winter lol
It's basically collecting URLs from Google or Yahoo that meet a certain criteria.
Well a lot more than that. It's collecting whatever data you want from what ever locations you want based on what ever criteria you want.
You can scrape for urls like you mentioned, but you could also scrape websites for emails, or articles, or what ever else you need.
Actually it's an universal way of searching,except that you're storing all the found results.
I guess this is a better simple explenation.
It's a very broad term for collecting data is what it is
OMG best post I've seen in so long I just actually laughed my ass off!
Basically grabbing anything from webpages. Could be links, articles, data, etc.
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