What is web-scraping? Web-scraping is the extraction of data from websites. (Vague, right? Don’t worry – we’ll get into details in a bit.) The internet is your oyster when it comes to web scraping. Literally every website that you can find online is offering up its data to you to scrape.
What can you scrape? More like, what can’t you scrape? IMDB movie rankings, search engine results for SEO, events, email addresses, social media trends, Netflix movie titles, government statistics, stock market data, job listings, dating profiles, apartment listings, Reddit posts, luxury vacation deals, etc.. The possibilities are endless.
I’m just here to teach you the simple steps – you’re the one that’s going to get crazy creative and gather all the data you can with it.