Easy Data Extraction
Looking on several freelancing job sources, you will find that many are hiring freelancers for extracting data from web sites. The use of these extracted data is for directory building or as leads for marketing and sales. Even yellow page website compiles information on several businesses with websites online. If it is done manually, this job would not easy to do and would eat much time. It requires a person with patience and keenness for details. Specific software can help achieve a faster data gathering and it is dataferret.
Dataferret is a system that can provide support for data acquisition. The government agencies usually use it to get micro data like census. This tool is unique because it analyzes data from websites. Users can customize or recode dataferret based on the desired format on extracting information. With this software, users can prepare several data files of customized spreadsheets, even if it is complex.
Another cool feature of dataferret is that it can locate and extract data regardless of where the data is stored.
How it Works?
It is easy to understand and use dataferret system. When the web page source appears, simply click the extract button and dataferret will perform a scan on the same page. Then, it will extract just the needed information like names, addresses, phone numbers, zip codes, email and website addresses. After scanning the first page, dataferret can immediately scan the next page by configuring it to perform scanning for the next loaded pages. The process continues until extracting from sites all the desired outputs.
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