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How to configure Data Extractor to scrape Foursquare full info on Link&Grow
Category: Data Extraction,Foursquare,Link & Grow,Tutorial Author: dreadpixel Date: 10 months ago Comments: 0

So you want to get deeper into getting another type of leads. You want to grab probably some fields that are not included in other networks like number of reviews, or address, phone number, etc.

In this tutorial, we will see how to detect the URL pattern so we detect which is the precise endpoint for individual listings so we can use it on the search. Then, go step by step finding XPaths using Chrome Inspector and pasting when creating a new custom domain on the Data Extractor tab.
Here is the video showing step by step:

As you can see, we are not using foursquare.com plain domain cause that is wider, we will have to use the profile endpoint which in this case is foursquare.com/v which might probably change in some months, or probably won’t.
What we want you to know is that you learn to search so you can adapt to any network and monetize this system for your ROI.


How to create your own configurations to scrape any network using Data Extractor tab in Link&Grow
Category: Data Extraction,Link & Grow,Networks Author: dreadpixel Date: 10 months ago Comments: 0

With the Data Extraction tab, you will be able to create a scraper for any network you want. Just specify a domain and all the XPaths to achieve what you are looking for on specific columns, then you can apply to get new data from Search Engines, Use scraped leads from Leads tab or use internal network search.
We will set many case studies so you know how to configure, but you could add Instagram and extract followers, following, bio, number of posts and name. Sky is the limit, user will be able to expand however they like.

Here is a little explanation on how it works:

This other tutorial shows how it works for Yellowpages:

This other video tutorial will show you how to configure Foursquare network from scratch, finding listing URL patterns for getting results from Search Engines, getting XPath for custom fields into Company table and more:

And finally this one will show you how to set up to scrape Instagram profiles with all full info that you configure in order to select prospects and create Email campaigns properly.

Hopefully this gives you a very good insight on how Data Extractor works, if you have any question please feel free to leave a comment.