Article scraper

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Article scraper

Article scraper is Datacol-based module, which implements article directory content extraction. In our example data are saved to xlsx file. You can also adjust Datacol export settings to publish content to database, website (WordPress, DLE, Joomla) etc.

Article extractor: data extraction results
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Main advantages of Datacol-based article scraper are listed below:

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Step by Step test of article scraper

To test article extractor:

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

Article crawler: starting data extraction
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Before launching content-parsers/articles-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 article directory categories you need to extract data from.

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

Article 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).

Article harvester: working process
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4. After campaign is finished/stopped you can find articles-extractor.xlsx file in Documents folder.

Article parser: data collection 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 content, collected by article extractor:

Data export options for content, collected by article 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 article extractor, please ask via the contact form.


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