Craigslist data scraper is an application for automatic data extraction from Craigslist. You can use it to scrape almost any data from Craigslist, and save it to an XLSX file. Shortly – It’s the same as if you copied the information with mouse, only automatically.
Craigsist is one of the most famous sites in the world. It is the 38th most visited site in the world: over 50,000,000,000 hits a month. And it’s still the same design from the ’90s, no graphics, pure and ruthless HTML and CSS. Despite all its simplicity – the site is incredibly popular! It now consists of individual 700 subsites (or cities) in 70 different countries around the world! 100,000,000 listings appear on it every month!
Why scrape data from Craigslist?
You may need to scrape data from Craigslist for many reasons. If you have a site where you need to upload a large number of relevant product or job listings. You can certainly use data from Craigslist to keep statistics. Do market or industry research. Or choose the best option from the market segment you are interested in.
So, at the bottom line. The main goal of Craigslist data scraping is to attract an audience to your project. Secondly, to gather a database for active sales, or to analyze the data for some scientific purpose. In any case, data scraping helps you make good money in a short period of time.
Is scraping Craigslist legal?
It is absolutely legal to scrape publicly available data such as product descriptions, prices, ratings, or reviews. So yes, scraping any publicly available data from Craigslist is legal. But wait, it’s not that simple.
In fact – from a legal standpoint, scraping restrictions may arise in the extraction of personal data. Be careful when extracting information such as username, phone number, address, e-mail, and the like.
Craigslist data scraper is an automatic program that emulates user behavior. in summary, It is just as legitimate as if you were manually copying information line by line.
What data can I pull from the Craigslist pages?
Obviously, we have a simple answer. You can scrape almost any kind of data from Craigslist. Literally, anything you want. Just click on the items on the page, and start the scraper. As an example, here’s a list of fields we extract from Craigslist:
- Type of employment
- Job Title
Also, please note. This is only a sample list of fields. You can add or remove any fields for scraping. And yes, it’s very easy to do. All you have to do – is click on items on the page.
How do I start with Data Excavator?
Basically, to use Craigslist scraper you need to download our main application – Data Excavator. This can be done in the download section (clickable).
Firstly, install the Data Excavator app. Note that the application runs in a Windows environment. You need the .NET Framework 4.7.2 (Can be downloaded here) and VC++ Redistributable 2019 (Can be downloaded here) packages installed for scraper to work correctly.
So, you have downloaded and installed the application. Now you need a demo key for a month of free work. You can get it inside the app, or go to the section to get the demo key (clickable). Fill in the Email field and your name. Then, we will send you the key to your email.
Finally, launch the application. Click the “New Project” in the main menu. Enter the link to any Craigslist page. Then, select the items you want to extract. Just move the mouse over the page and click on the items. Sounds easy, doesn’t it?
So now you have an idea of how to use the Craigslist data scraper. As you can see, it is not very hard. Despite the fact that scraping seems complicated – it is not always so. And our application demonstrates it perfectly. It’s as easy as clicking on a page and pressing a few buttons. We hope you enjoy the experience.
In fact, you can scrape any amount of data from the Craigslist website. It will be fast, inexpensive, and most importantly, legal. Just use our app, and follow the instructions.
In case you have any difficulties. Just contact us! At the very least, we’ll have a great conversation. At the most, we will solve your problems. Moreover, we can get great emotions from working together! So, you can contact our support team through feedback (clickable).
And finally, a selection of quick links. Have fun scraping!