An HTML scrape is the process of collecting data-points from a webpage based on those point’s location on the webpage. This is usually done one domain at a time and is more specific or detailed than a “crawl”. This makes it a more powerful type of data collection. Mozenda is designed for this type of scrape, though “crawling” is also possible.
Mozenda makes an HTML Scrape Easy
The purpose and intent of web scraping is to simulate the human browsing experience by replicating computer commands to browse, search, navigate, and ultimately extract specific data fields from a web page. The benefit and value of web scraping lies in the automation of the data collection and the transformation of the data itself from an unstructured format to a structured format such as CSV, TSV, or XML where it can be uploaded, stored and analyzed.
The Mozenda Advantage
Unlike other parsing or wrapper based web data extraction software, Mozenda uses browser rendering technology which allows the Mozenda application to look and behave like a web browser, but act like a web scraper. There are multiple benefits to this approach:
- Mozenda loads pages and navigates pages just like a browser.
- Mozenda can click and activate any item on a web page and wait for it to load.
- Mozenda can easily navigate through sub-pages.
- With Mozenda you only have to set up the navigation and capture action once and it will replicate across pages and categories.
Mozenda Training Videos
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|Click the “Next” Button to Load the Next Page of Results||1:58|
|Schedule an Agent to Run Regularly||1:08|
|Combine the Contents of Two Fields||1:16|