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What the heck is 'scraping'??

Discussion in 'Blogging' started by happywarrior, Oct 26, 2011.

  1. happywarrior

    happywarrior Registered Member

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    What the heck is 'scraping' ???? I've seen it mentioned so much on this forum. :eek:
     
  2. masteraffmarket

    masteraffmarket Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    What the heck is a search button?
     
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  3. tracksuitdave

    tracksuitdave BANNED BANNED

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    you know what it is, if you have a car in the winter lol
     
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  4. charlie3

    charlie3 Senior Member

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    It's basically collecting URLs from Google or Yahoo that meet a certain criteria.
     
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    GreyWolf Executive VIP Jr. VIP

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    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.
     
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    acotut Elite Member

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    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.
     
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    charlie3 Senior Member

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    It's a very broad term for collecting data is what it is :D
     
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    xxf8xx Supreme Member

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    OMG best post I've seen in so long I just actually laughed my ass off!
     
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  9. sashaJ

    sashaJ Newbie

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    Basically grabbing anything from webpages. Could be links, articles, data, etc.

    en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Web_scraping