In 2017 there are a lot of new services for extracting data from the web. This makes sense as it is really hard to run an online business without advanced scraping tools.
Data-Miner.io is such type of a system.
This service allows users to access various data from a site by quickly scarping it and putting it within the data mining tool. You can download this list and use the file later on.
Let’s start by checking the main features of this Google Chrome extension.
When you open www.data-miner.io you will quickly notice that there isn’t much content and that everything is geared towards the software. Still, you will quickly learn it a rather professional site.
You can find a lot of instructions for this application teaching a user how to perform a number of tasks including how to create recipes.
I will explain this one later so keep on reading!
If that wasn’t enough, on the navigation bar you can find training videos as well as support button. Please have in mind there is a good reason all these resources exist: Data Miner has custom functions so it takes some time to learn them all but it isn’t rocket science.
According to its creators, here are some of the reasons why you should get it:
- You can quickly extract data from any site and export it in Excel as .csv automatically
- It doesn’t require any programing experience and you won’t have to code anything
- Creators have strict policy regarding safety; the data within the product is well protected
- Software imitates human click within a browser which means you won’t be seen as a bot and because of it, blocked by a site
Creators put high emphasis on security during development. This is something that management of a company can especially be interested in as it protects their inner processes.
Account and pricing
You can quickly create a free account in DataMiner.i0.
But in order to do that, you will have to add your personal Google account and share it with the tool.
There are several issues with free account. For example you can only scrape 500 pages per month. Next, you won’t be able to access certain domains. Lastly, you won’t be able to contact support network.
Of course, there is a different path you can take.
You can always go for 4 paid options ranging from $20, $50, $100 to $200 per month.
Even though it has some limitations, free account is rather fair and you can use it to try out the chrome based tool.
We finally get to software’s features and how the software works.
Data-Miner.io comes in a form of Google Chrome extension so it will always be present on your bar. With it, you can quickly start scraping data from sites without having to leave the page or use alt tab.
When you click on the icon, you will get several options. Basic options that can be found on almost any page are:
- Get Emails
- Get Links
Besides these basic options, you can also create your own recipes.
First, access DataMiner screen. Click on “Create New Recipes”. Have in mind that you will need Recipe Creator extension for this. When you get it, you can set various parameters that will be used for this scraping option.
DataMiner also allows generation of different reports saved under various files extensions.
Data-Miner.io can be too complicated. Its advanced features can be overbearing at times and only provide limited results. Their usefulness can also be limited by the data presented on a page; once you go to the next page, you might not be able to get the same results.
Still, link and email scraping is as useful as with any other similar data extraction tool. Also the fact there is a free version makes it great for people who scrape data occasionally. Some people might not be able to completely use their free limit of 500 pages.
What do you think about Data-Miner.io? Have you tried it?
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