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Mozenda Glossary of Terms

Web Scraping Software

See also Web Scraping, Scrape Website, Screen Scraping Software, Website Data Extraction


Web scraping software is designed specifically to collect and organize data from one domain or section of a domain, with the focus of automating the process and converting the data from it’s native raw form into a format that replicates the user’s own database.



Why Mozenda?

Mozenda allows you to scrape large amounts of data and images from any website, then tightly packages that content into the neat CSV and ZIP files you want. We just make the robots do it.

So, for your own sanity (and to avoid arthritis), please take your fingers off the Control + C keys, take a deep breath, and get ready for the joy of automation. If robots can do our tedious tasks, they should, right?

Check out our product tour to see how Mozenda can help you with your needs, or if you’ve seen enough and want to get started, grab a free trial account using the button on the right.



The purpose of web scraping software 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 collections 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.


Many companies use web data collection to copy data sets from websites, usually in long lists, or on items that change regularly. This translates into a steady stream of updating data; with Mozenda, as much as every 15 minutes! Applications of this method include:

  • Collect product and pricing information on similar goods sold by competitors.
  • Gather news, articles, blog posts, etc, and compile into a single RSS feed.
  • Monitor account data on a scheduled basis and perform routine actions automatically.
  • Monitor changing items on the web and have updates emailed to you.
  • Compile and regularly update contact lists.

Mozenda takes this a step further. Not only can you collect this information, it can be organized and formatted into whatever setup fits your process best, and saved as a CSV, TSV, or XML file on your desktop.


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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