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Mozenda Glossary of Terms

Web Data Scraping

See also Web Scraping, Screen Scraping, Web Mining, Data Scraping


Web data scraping refers to the process of collecting data from a domain with the purpose of organizing the data into a parsable format, such as TSV, CSV, or XML. This is differentiated from web crawling, which refers to extracting data from more than one domain, while scraping is generally done within the same domain name.

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Scraping contact information from the web has become a standard practice within sales organizations and marketing departments worldwide. Finding the right person in an organization to sell to or market to is no longer the dreaded task it used to be. The availability of information combined with easy access to information allows anyone to create targeted call lists, email lists, mailing lists, competitor lists, etc. For those able to utilize Social Media, contact lists can be further refined to target such things as title, age, gender, or even shared hobbies. Other uses for scraping contact information include:

  • Creating directories
  • Evaluating qualified individuals and businesses based on criteria
  • For marketing campaigns
  • Geotargeting or grouping
  • Competitive research

Why Mozenda?

Mozenda is a software tool that helps users leverage the collective intelligence of the web by extracting the exact information you need on demand or on a schedule. Our software has expert web data collection skills built in, speeding up the learning curve for users. In just a short time anyone can become an expert using Mozenda. Learn today how your own staff can use the Mozenda software tools to benefit your company.

Mozenda is a leading company in web data collection. We offer a total package solution with accessible tech support of the highest caliber for every move you make. Mozenda means business, for your business.


Unlike other parsing based web content data miners, Mozenda uses browser rendering technology which allows the Mozenda application to look and behave like a user on a web browser. There are multiple benefits to this approach:

  • Mozenda loads 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 deep-web pages.
  • Mozenda handles AJAX and JavaScript without problems. With Mozenda you only have to set up the navigation and capture
    action once, it will replicate your process across multiple pages and categories.

Mozenda Training Videos


Title Length
Play Button Capture Text 0:43
Play Button Input Text Into a Form 0:44
Play Button Click the “Next” Button to Load the Next Page of Results 1:58
Play Button Schedule an Agent to Run Regularly 1:08
Play Button Combine the Contents of Two Fields 1:16


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