Web Scraping for Sales & Growth Hacking with Import io
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"Understanding how to scrape the web can be a startup employee's best asset. This course makes it dead simple without any prior technical knowledge."
- Max Altschuler, Founder @ Sales Hacker Conference
I've made my career out of growing companies and no matter the stage your company is in, you're always trying to find your unfair advantage that provides sustainable growth now and into the future. When I first learned what web scraping was I knew it was a game changer! Being able to grab massive amounts of data from the web for leads was the unfair advantage over my competitors I was looking for.
The only problem was that I had to know how to code to use it. I spent months learning to code just so I could start utilizing web scraping, but this course shows you have to skip all of that.
Learn to scrape without code
Imagine you could have all the web data you need to power your sales team or your marketing efforts and you can get it in minutes. Research that takes hours, sometimes days or even weeks can be accomplished over and over with the click a button. Web scraping is more powerful than you think.
You're here because above all else you want to be successful and you want your company to benefit from that success. You're one step ahead right now, but let's make that 10 steps ahead, today.
If you're here because your competitors are growing faster than you, or you are losing opportunities to other peers that are more efficient than you, this course will give you the tools to be more efficient and beat the competition.
Some of the sites you'll scrape in this course
We'll be learning to master the Import. io tools and I'll be adding new videos and datasets all the time. There are new videos in the works right, on top of what you already see here.
Students are encouraged to share their strategies for scraping in the course that will become a much larger community of people growing their businesses together.
What students are saying about the course
"The lessons taught in this course provide the tools to make a single sales rep worth 3x by making it easy to source thousands of targeted leads. This is a must see course for teams trying to get the most with limited resources."
-Ryan Budd, Growth @ Square
"This is the ultimate course for anyone who wants to reach new customers."
-Tristan Pollock, Co-Founder & COO @ Storefront
"This course is for anyone wanting to mine any public data on the web. The competitive intelligence section is pretty much exactly what anyone who can benefit from collecting info about their industries competitive landscape."
-Louis Abramowski, Founder & CEO @ Unbenchable
"More leads, less time, lower costs? I'll take it. This is a must have for early startup teams looking to send their growth chart up and to the right."
-Soso Sazesh, SEM & Paid Acquisition Expert
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|Section 1: An Introduction to Web Scraping|
This lesson introduces the concept of web scraping and how it works at a high level. The goal is to make sure you understand what is happening behind the scenes when we start extracting data.
This lesson acts as a guide for figuring out what sites you should scrape and what patterns to look for when scraping.
This is lesson covers installing Import.io and a brief overview of the features.
|Section 2: Connector Basics: Creating a PR News Dashboard of top industry blogs|
This lesson will show you how to start creating a PR news dashboard for your company. We'll use an example that applies to the retail space.
PR News Dashboard Part 2
This lesson shows you how to combine multiple connectors into a data dashboard. You can use this dashboard to watch over keyword searches on multiple sources for your business.
|Section 3: Extractor Basics: Tracking your Competitors using Extractors|
We're going to start spying on Uber's blog to see what cities they are launching in.
|Section 4: Crawler Basics: Crawling for the Top 1000 Twitter Users|
Let me show you how to find the top 1,000 Twitter users and grab their Twitter handles + other profile data.
|Section 5: Reddit Scrapes|
We'll crawl Reddit.com for a list of all the Subreddits.
Now let's get a list of all the moderators for each Subreddit.
We have a list of the moderators for every subreddit, let's crawl to find out how what links they've been submitting.
|Section 6: Yelp Scrapes|
Yelp URL Spreadsheet
In this lecture we'll cover how to crawl through Yelp results of a search using Import.io as well as a spreadsheet template I made to make this a much faster experience.
Now that we have a list of links to Yelp Business Profile pages, we can run those through another crawler to get extra details like the website for the business.
|Section 7: Twitter Scrapes|
Twitter Crawl Spreadsheet
This lesson shows you how to make massive lists of Twitter users that are highly targeted. Looking for a list of data scientists? This will show you how to find them.
|Section 8: Hacker News Scrapes|
We're going to grab the top 100 Hacker News users so we can get a list of all their submissions.
This shows you how to crawl through all the submissions for a particular user and/or all the top 100 users.
I've made my career out of growing early stage companies for the past 10 years. I'm working at my 4th startup and leading growth to help thousands of retailers open up stores in the physical world, not just online. I've got a passion for creating sales & marketing machines and building long lasting businesses. I love to teach and share what I've learned with other entrepreneurs.
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