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Web Scraping With Simple Scraper
Updated: January 6, 2021

Web Scraping With Simple Scraper

Tutorial Time: 3 Minutes
Ravinder Deol

Table Of Contents

1. What Is Simple Scraper?

2. What Is Quotes To Scrape?

3. What You'll Learn In This (No-Code) Tutorial?

4. Setting Up Your Web Scraper

5. Running Your Web Scraper

6. Next Steps

What Is Simple Scraper?

Simple Scraper is an excellent Google Chrome extension which makes web scraping easy. It helps you to extract data from any website with no-code. You can scrape locally or in the cloud. And, every website that you scrape, instantly becomes an API. Simple Scraper is a simple yet powerful web scraping tool.

What Is Quotes To Scrape?

Quotes To Scrape is a web scraping sandbox by Scraping Hub. The website lists quotes from famous people, ready for you to scrape. And, it has many endpoints showing the quotes in various ways to challenge you.

What You’ll Learn In This (No-Code) Tutorial?

By the end of this tutorial, you will have created a web scraper in Simple Scraper, that will allow you to scrape data from a website (Quotes To Scrape).

Setting Up Your Web Scraper

Go-to Quotes To Scrape.

Open Simple Scraper, and click the plus (+) sign.

First, you’ll want to scrape the quotes: select a quote. Everything which gets highlighted is what’ll get extracted. Name this data, ‘Quote’. Then, click the tick to set it for when you run the scraper.

Second, you’ll want to scrape the author of each quote. Again, click the plus (+) sign. Then, select the author of a quote. Everything which gets highlighted is what’ll get extracted. Name this data, ‘Author’. And, click the tick to set it for when you run the scraper.

Running Your Web Scraper

To run your scraper, click ‘View Results’.

Once the web scraper has run, Simple Scraper will return the selected data. It will allow you to view that data in a table or as a JSON file. And, you will have the option of downloading the data as either a CSV file or JSON.

Next Steps

Congratulations on completing this tutorial. Now, why not challenge your capabilities? Try implementing one of the suggestions below. Or try your own.

  • Scrape multiple pages on Quotes To Scrape.

  • Scrape the tags for each quote.

  • Save your web scraper as a recipe in Simple Scraper.
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