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Business directory extractor

Business directory extractor is Datacol-based module, which implements business directory companies information extraction. In this simple example data are exported to xlsx file (open in Excel to explore). You can also customize Datacol export settings to publish information to other file formats, database, CMS etc.

Business directory extractor: data extraction results

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Main advantages of Datacol-based business directory extractor are listed below:

Step by Step test of business directory extractor

To test business directory extractor:

1. Install Datacol trial version;
2. Choose contact-parsers/business-directory-extractor.par in the campaign tree and click Start button to launch business directory extractor campaign.

Business directory crawler: starting data extraction

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Before launching contact-parsers/business-directory-extractor.par you can adjust the Input data. Select the campaign in the campaign tree for this purpose. In this way you can setup links to business directory categories you need to extract companies from.

Please contact us if the business directory extractor will not collect data after you have made changes to the Starting URL list.

Business directory scraper: setting Starting URL list

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3. Wait for data extraction results to appear. When you see the first results, you can force running campaign to stop (click Stop button).

Business directory harvester: working process

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4. After campaign is finished/stopped you can find business-directory-extractor.xlsx file in Documents folder.

Business directory extractor: data extraction results

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Datacol Trial VS Activated

Feature Trial License (Full version)
Preset default configuration for data extraction
Maximum data extraction results
Maximum 25
Free software updates
Free email tech support
Paid skype+teamviewer consultations
Paid setup

What if the business directory extractor is blocked (banned) by the source website? »

If the source website blocks your IP-address (after blocking you will get no more extraction results), use proxy.

Data processing options for data, harvested by business directory extractor:

Data export options for data, harvested by business directory extractor:

  • Basic: CSV/TXT/Database/Excel;
  • Online stores: Magento/PrestaShop/osCommerce/OpenCart/ZENCart/VirtueMart;
  • Content CMS: WordPress/Joomla/DLE;
  • All options.

If you have any questions, related to business directory extractor, please ask via the contact form.

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