Craiglist crawler

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Craiglist crawler

Craiglist crawler is Datacol-based module, which implements craigslist classifieds extraction. After classifieds are extracted they are saved to xlsx file. Result data can be also exported to TXT, database or other Datacol-supported formats (Wordress, Joomla, DLE etc).

Craiglist extractor: data extraction results
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Main advantages of Datacol-based Craiglist crawler are listed below:

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Step by Step test of Craiglist crawler

To test Craiglist extractor:

1. Install Datacol trial version;
2. Choose ad-parsers/ in the campaign tree and click Start button to launch Craiglist extractor campaign.

Craiglist crawler: starting data extraction
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Before launching ad-parsers/ you can adjust the Input data. Select the campaign in the campaign tree for this purpose. In this way you can setup links to classifieds categories you need to extract data from.

Please contact us if the Craiglist crawler will not collect data after you have made changes to the Starting URL list.

Craiglist 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).

Craiglist crawler
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4. After campaign is finished/stopped you can find file in Documents folder.

Craiglist parser: 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

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


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Data processing options for information, collected by Craiglist extractor:

Data export options for information, collected by Craiglist extractor:

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

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


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