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  • FREE data available. ** Just scrape it
  • Public vs. Private data
  • “Paid” sourcesSurveysResearch and experimentsOfficial statisticsInternal data
  • Get whatever you need,whenever you need.
  • What is scraping?
  • HTML/CSS
  • Dynamic sites?
  • AJAX, REST, SOAP, RSS
  • And APIs too?
  • Documents?
  • How?
  • In whatever way you preferPythonPerlC#Java
  • So hard?
  • Tools“Scraper” chrome extensionwebharvy.com - desktop toolmozenda.com - SaaS solutiongrepsr.com - another SaaS solution
  • Maybe a little bit more technical.
  • SeleniumTwillRobot= Browser automation
  • Where’s the catch?
  • Be responsibleName your user agentCheck what you can/cannot use on the website.Never copy and paste content
  • But be persistentInduce delaysEmulate browserDistribute trafficProxies“Tor” network
  • Other issues? Legal!
  • BizWorld
  • Project BizWorld is a free tool .... that uses multiple sources to create an integrated picture of abusiness, group of businesses or an industry.Use it to research your target business market, potential partners orcompetition. Or even use it to monitor aspects of your own business.
  • Market research and reviewCustomer researchCompetitor researchCompany image in the Media
  • What We Pull in and TrackLinkedInTwitterBusinessWebsiteBizWorldFacebookBusinesskeywords industrysubsidiaries& outletsGoogle/webSocial mediaactivityThemes
  • How you can pull the dataFlexible filterPivot with drill-downDetailed listingCreate shortlist
  • OpportunityanalysisBizWorldPulldata viaAPIresultsYourdata$publish$$
  • ozplace.com.au(shadow)
  • ozplace=Research & FindThe place to live and buy in
  • Price/RentProfileTransportEnvironment
  • Everything is scrape-able.en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Open_data