Scrape Blogs Posts Fast with a Web Scraper

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Speaking of building a blog fast, we are thinking of a web scraper for content curation. Put simply, it is the act of scraping blog posts on the Internet, sorting through large amounts of blogs and presenting the best posts in a meaningful and organized way. 

A new-developing blog can grow very fast with the right strategy. One of the best strategies is content curation, because it does not create, it shares, which saves lots of your time and still attracts audiences to your blog. Finding the right content for your blog is not easy. Reading through all these contents on the Internet would not be a good idea. There is a better way I want to share with you.

With these two steps, you will be able to find the best content for your blog

Step 1. Find websites relevant to your blog.

Almost every website has a theme. Once you’ve set up your own blog’s theme, you can go look for websites that are relevant to your blog and do well in the market. Mark down these websites on your memo list.

Step 2. Use Web Scraper Octoparse to scrape blogs for you

It’s time to discover the right content for your blog. For a new-developing blog, the content should be popular in the first place, and then relevant. This means you should consider more about the content’s popularity than its relevance to your blog, only a few keyword connections will be fine.

Therefore, when using Octoparse to do the extraction, the only thing you need to focus on is the article’s view, rate, etc. I scraped a set of data from www.scoop.it with Octoparse, let’s see what we can do with this data. (Find out how to use Octoparse in Tutorials)

The data shown above is what I exported from Octoparse. It shows the articles’ total views, today’s views, and titles. The first two kinds of information are related to the popularity of these articles.

We can rearrange the data in Excel, choose either total views or today’s views to figure out which article is the hottest, and pick out the top five. Take a glance at the articles that you’ve chosen, and see if the contents were right for your blog. After that, you can post the articles selected on your blog, and remember not to forget about referring the articles’ original resources. 

Of course, that’s not the end of the efforts you need to put in to build a blog. You need to keep updating it and maintain a high quality of posts. This article just talks about one of the common ways to build a blog. 

Here’s a video on how to scrape news from Reuters.com. Hope that can give you some inspiration. 

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