January 6, 2021

Web Scraping With Simple Scraper

Ravinder Deol
Tutorial Time: 3 Minutes

Project Resources

Simple Scraper

Quotes To Scrape

In this no-code project, you'll create a web-scraper to scrape data from a website. To begin, you will need to install Simple Scraper (you will need to be using Google Chrome).

For this project, you’ll be scraping data from Quotes To Scrape. For each quote, you’re going to be extracting the quote and the author of that quote.

1. Initial Scraper Setup

Navigate 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’. And, click the tick to set it for when you run the scraper.

Second, you will 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 will get scraped. Name this - ‘Author’. And, click the tick to set it for when you run the scraper.

2. Running The Scraper

To run the scraper, click - ‘View Results’.

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

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