Ansel Barrett

Ansel works as a contributing author at Octoparse, where he leverages his interest in coding, machine learning, and other AI technologies to provide valuable insights into web scraping.
241 posts

4 Easy Ways to Scrape Data from a Table

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By reading this article, you can learn 4 easy methods to scraping data from a table easily, even without any coding skills asked.
June 15, 2024 · 6 min read

3 Easy Methods to Build a Web Crawler for Beginners

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If you have no ideas on how to make a web crawler to extract data, this article will give you 3 easy methods with a step-by-step guide. Both coding and coding-free ways are included.
June 12, 2024 · 6 min read

Top 30 Free Web Scraping Software in 2024

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This article lists the 30 most popular free web scraping software that is coding or no-coding. They can help you turn online data from any website into structured data, store it on your local computer, or send it to the database.
June 10, 2024 · 15 min read

Top 6 Web Scraping Extensions for Chrome in 2024

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Want to find an easy-to-use web scraper for Chrome browser? Read this article to learn the top 6 web scraping extensions and the no-coding web scraping tool for Windows/Mac with online preset templates.
June 2, 2024 · 6 min read

Top 10 Most Scraped Websites in 2024

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What are the most popular websites for web scraping? And why they are so frequently scraped by web scrapers? How the data is used? This article lists the top 10 most scraped sites in different categories and gives you an online scraping template for trial.
June 2, 2024 · 8 min read

10 Best Open Source Web Scrapers in 2024

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This post lists the top 10 open-source web scrapers with their main features, use cases, languages, and advantages. You can also find their best alternative no-coding web scraping tool.
June 1, 2024 · 6 min read

How to Crawl Data With JavaScript: A Beginner’s Guide

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Though Python often comes to our mind first for this task thanks to its powerful libraries like BeautifulSoup and Scrapy, JavaScript also offers robust capabilities for web scraping, particularly when dealing with dynamic content.
May 22, 2024 · 12 min read

Web Scraping 101: 10 Myths That Everyone Should Know

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Have no ideas about web scraping? Read this article to learn the 10 myths about web scraping and the best tool to scrape any website without coding.
May 18, 2024 · 6 min read

30 Tools and Resources for Academic Research

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By reading this post, you can learn the best 30 resources and tools for academic research, including research management tools, reference resources, and data collection tools.
May 13, 2024 · 9 min read

3 Methods on How to Export HTML Table to Excel

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You must find the data in a table format when you're going through the web pages, especially the financial sites. In this article, we will introduce 3 easy methods to export HTML table data to Excel files.
May 8, 2024 · 4 min read

How to Crawl Data With Python (Beginner’s Guide)

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Python has several libraries designed to simplify tasks like web crawling. In this article, we will walk you through the process of building a scraper with python from scratch.
May 7, 2024 · 6 min read

10 Top Web Crawler Tools for 2024 (Comparison)

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Of all the existing scrapers online, there are 5 main types: SaaS, DIY scraper, API, one-stop solution platform, and brower extension. Each of them shows strength in a certain field. And here we handpick the most popular for you.
May 6, 2024 · 10 min read