Web Scrapping, also known as web data extraction, is the process of retrieving or “scraping” data from a website. Unlike the mundane, mind-numbing process of manually extracting data, scraping uses intelligent automation to retrieve hundreds, millions, or even billions of data points from the internet’s seemingly endless frontier.
Certainly, data displayed by most websites can only be viewed using a web browser. They do not offer the functionality to save a copy of this data for personal use. The only option then is to manually copy and paste the data – a very tedious job which can take many hours or sometimes days to complete.
Web Scraping is the technique of automating this process, so that instead of manually copying the data from websites, the Web Scraping software will perform the same task within a fraction of the time.
Therefore, a web scraping software will automatically load and extract data from multiple pages of websites based on your requirement. It is either custom built for a specific website or is one which can be configured to work with any website. With the click of a button you can easily save the data available in the website to a file in your computer.
Method of Web Scraping in Adglob
We, here at Adglob have developed custom data extraction software through codes for your specific requirement.
We have a group of professional internet scrapping builders who can construct you, green multithreaded scrappers, in order to extract statistics out of your preferred web sites in the shortest viable time.
In other words, web scraping is an excellent technique to dig deep into the internet to find every bit of data and convert it into meaningful information to help you decide the growth of your business.
To enumerate, it works by way of two parts: a web crawler and a web scraper.
For instance, the web crawler is the horse, and the scraper is the chariot. The crawler leads the scraper, as if by the hand, through the internet, where it extracts the data requested.
In particular, the sources from which we scrap data using web scrapping techniques are: LinkedIn, Company Websites and Search Engines.