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Mozenda Glossary of Terms

Website Scrape

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


Performing a website scrape is to engage in collecting data presented on a website in a browser, visibly or in the source code. “Scrapes” are done by software and are intended to extract useful data from the website and reorganize or other modify the way the data is presented to be more compatible with one’s own system preferences.

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Web data extraction is the most efficient way to collect contact information from the web. In the past, approaches to web data extraction consisted of writing specialized programs whose job it was to decipher items of interest among vast amounts of uninteresting lines of HTML text found on a web page. Developing these programs was time consuming and unreliable.

In 2007, Mozenda founders created a way to mimic a person as it operated objects on a web page. This user-friendly method allows users to operate the program without programming experience, and identify target-text by it’s location on the page, using criteria such as specific content, or by its appearance, such as email addresses or phone numbers.

Why Mozenda?

Companies who need specific and accurate web data usually face high project costs and long time-lines, including hiring a team of programmers who must continually update custom software. Mozenda solves both of these problems by providing a program that requires no programming experience, and running projects on high-powered mozenda harvesting servers. The number of employees required and the time needed are both drastically reduced, often to 1 person.

The Mozenda Advantage

In choosing the Mozenda web scraping solution you are also selecting a qualified support team to ensure you can get what you are looking for. Sometimes the tasks you need to accomplish are no party. In these situations let Mozenda help alleviate the pain by setting up a free training or web meeting to review your project and make any needed corrections.


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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