In the beginning we offered support through messenger.
That was necessary as Scrapely was/is a very experimental tool and broke a lot (we know). However, for every 10 messages we received, only 1 message was an actual problem with Scrapely not working. Most of the growth hackers were smart enough to figure out errors, and solve problems themselves. But the other 9 messages were about how to get the email addresses or it was a question that was explained in the guide below. Not only that, but people in the last group even started leaving bad reviews because we didn't want to hold their hand all the time. That's why we made the decision to have no official support channel anymore.
If you're having a real problem you are of course still free to contact us, but please read the guide first.
This video was recorded when Scrapely was just released, so it might look a bit different from the current version.
First, let's start with installing Scrapely from the Google Chrome Web Store. Scrapely is a freemium Chrome Extension, so it
uses Chrome Web Store Payments to let you pay for
a premium account. CWSP is only available in the following countries:
If you're in an unsupported country, or for some other reason Google thinks you're in an unsupported country, you can use a VPN such as TunnelBear.
Head over to your Google Drive and create a new Google Sheets file. When it's created, copy the Google Sheets URL.
Then click on the Scrapely icon in your Chrome Toolbar. A popup like this should pop open:
As soon as you are logged in, you should see this:
In the first text input you paste the full URL you just copied. In the second text input you write a name for the new tab where Scrapely will put all the scraped data in.
When everything is filled out, click on the purple "+" button to create the new tab that appeared. It'll start spinning right round, baby, like a record baby, right round round round. Make sure you use the same account you used to create your Google Sheets file (otherwise click on "Log in with a different Google account"). If you log in with a different account that has no access to your Google Drive, no data will be written away and you'll see errors during the setup.
We're ready for some serious scraping. Right now (22 dec 2017) Scrapely can scrape:
A scraping button will only be enabled when these conditions are fulfilled:
|You want to scrape||Condition|
|Members of FB Group||facebook.com/groups in URL|
|Likers of FB Page||No URL condition, refresh page if it's not enabled on a FB page|
|Employees of FB Page||No URL condition, refresh page if it's not enabled on a FB page|
|Followers of Quora topic||quora.com/topic/.../followers in URL|
|Upvoters of Producthunt post||producthunt.com/posts/... in URL|
|Twitter account followers||twitter.com/.../following in URL|
|Twitter account following||twitter.com/.../following in URL|
Head over to one of these things you'd like to scrape. Click on the Scrapely button in your Chrome toolbar and click the button you want to scrape. If everything went according to plan, it should start scraping and you'd see a counter going up. Head back to the Google Drive sheet and click on the newly created tab in the bottom. If you are premium, data will be pushed in batches of 100 or once the limit (512 rows) is reached if you're on the trial.
Are you sure the account you used to log in with in Scrapely is the same account you used to get premium? If you used a different account, click "Log in with a different Google account" part and log in with the account you used to get premium.
To stay as transparent as possible, you can find more information about every update here.
And things that are coming!