Web Scraping: Scrape Data to Google Sheets with Sheets Genie
What you'll learn
- Scrape data from websites directly to Google Sheets
- Set up and use Sheets Genie for web scraping (taught by the creator of Sheets Genie)
- Identify elements and data to scrape on website pages via CSS Selectors
- Customize scrape setups to get data in your sheets exactly like you want it
- Chrome browser required (not Firefox or any other "chromium" browser; Chrome only)
- Sheets Genie Google Sheets Add On
- Sheets Genie Chrome Extension (different from the Add On)
- Connection to the internet for web scraping
Turn Google Sheets into a business automation & web scraping powerhouse with Sheets Genie.
This course teaches you how to scrape data from a website into Google Sheets with Sheets Genie, but Sheets Genie is bigger than "just" its awesome web scraping capabilities.
The big picture is that Sheets Genie lets you create step by step systems you can automate to collect, organize, and process your data however you want in Google Sheets, so web scraping is "just" one powerful way you can collect data in Google Sheets with it.
What this means for you: yes, you can use Sheets Genie as a powerful web scraper, as you'll learn how to do in this course, but on a daily basis, you can also use it for so much more than that with Google Sheets, like whenever you want process data in a sheet and remove rows that contain certain values, for example.
As far as this course goes, Sheets Genie's web scraping + data processing capabilities = web scraping magic, because it means you can scrape a website, send the data to Google Sheets, and then with one click remove any unwanted data from your scrape, reorganize your columns exactly the way you want them, and on and on. The main limit to what you can do with this combination is your imagination.
If you're interested in using Sheets Genie as mainly a "Google Sheets web scraper", it will help you with website scraping and data extraction in the following ways:
No messy CSVs or other export / import situations, where you first have to export your scraped data, then import it into another spreadsheet tool, because…
It not only scrapes your information for you, but it scrapes it directly to your target spreadsheet
You have absolute control over where your data is placed in your spreadsheet, including even the exact sheet and column, and sometimes, even row
If you have a column of urls, you can automatically scrape all those links, and then have the scrape results automatically placed in your spreadsheet
If appropriate, this includes the option to place the results exactly in the row where the link was found, kind of like enriching that row with additional information
After your scrape, with just one click you can exclude any results that contain certain values that you don't want in your sheet for whatever reason, thanks to Sheets Genie's data processing capabilities
Enroll in the course today and see how Sheets Genie can help you with web scraping, data processing, business automation, and more.
Who this course is for:
- Anyone interested in web scraping, whether a complete beginner or a seasoned pro
Change your thinking, change your life, & succeed online
My name is Dave Fonvielle, and I'm the creator of Sheets Genie, which gives Google Sheets all sorts of magical superpowers to help you automate collecting, organizing, and processing data in Google Sheets. For example, with Sheets Genie you can scrape data from websites to Google Sheets, and then with one click exclude any results you don't want.
I've been making a full time living online since 2011, and on my Online Success Genie website, I share some of the tools and tips that have helped me succeed online.
I'm also the founder of Always Greater, a personal development website which helps people intelligently change the way they think and feel.
There is a connection between Always Greater and Online Success Genie, because I completely credit all the success I've had online to deliberately changing the way I think and feel about things to be more motivated, confident, action-taking, and so on, to deliberately help me become more successful online as a result.
I first started teaching myself how to change the way I think about things in 2006, after being fed up with struggling with depression off and on for a decade. To this day (writing this in late 2022), I consider this my single greatest achievement, because as a result of the thinking systems I developed for myself, I haven't struggled with depression since 2006, even though I've dealt with plenty of situations since then that would have previously sent me on downward spirals of epic proportions.
So in a nutshell, these thinking changes I started doing in 2006 opened the door for everything that has followed for me since then, including Sheets Genie and Online Success Genie.
Since this has been so life changing for me, I love teaching people how to change their thinking so that they think in more ways that make them happier, more confident, and more successful in life.
As far as I'm concerned, this is one of the most powerful, valuable skills you can ever learn in life.
I have a B.A. from Duke University, and an M.A. from University College London.