Scraper Pro basic and Scraper Pro Gold is premiere lead generation software designed to get sales leads from the internet. There are two basic ways the software locates these leads. It can run a search for the information it is seeking by any keyword that is submitted. So, when looking for those who are interested in “weight loss” for example, this keyword can be inserted and the search begins. In a very short time it reveals hundreds of names, addresses, URLs, emails, fax and telephone numbers. Scraper Pro could also use a URL such as (an Example URL but are not allowed) to find leads as well. For URLs to work well they normally need to have a login name and password submitted, to get to the information, in the desired database.
The intention of the software is to locate and find the information readily available on the internet now. The information is obtained from some of these reputable locations: Google.com Yahoo.com Bing scraping google.com AltaVista.com
The software never hacks or steals the information obtained. It scraps the information already available on the internet.
There are many other locations available for search with the premium version, Scraper Pro Gold. It is very fast and easy to use. When information is received from Scraper Pro, it can be saved in an Excel.csv file format, to use as required. There are various filter settings available to use for drilling down to the exact nature of the search. The software is very easy to use and quick.
I’ve gotten a few emails recently asking me about scraper sites and how to beat them. I’m not sure anything is 100% effective, but you can probably use them to your advantage (somewhat). If you’re unsure about what scraper sites are:
A scraper site is a website that pulls all of its information from other websites using web scraping. In essence, no part of a scraper site is original. A search engine is not an example of a scraper site. Sites such as Yahoo and Google gather content from other websites and index it so you can search the index for keywords. Search engines then display snippets of the original site content which they have scraped in response to your search.
In the last few years, and due to the advent of the Google AdSense web advertising program, scraper sites have proliferated at an amazing rate for spamming search engines. Open content, Wikipedia, are a common source of material for scraper sites.
Now it should be noted, that having a vast array of scraper sites that host your content may lower your rankings in Google, as you are sometimes perceived as spam. So I recommend doing everything you can to prevent that from happening. You won’t be able to stop every one, but you’ll be able to benefit from the ones you don’t.
Right now, the Internet is being rocked by a heavily-criticized decision by the National Association of Realtors(R) to allow individual boards of Realtors to view Google as a “scraper” site and require that Realtors with a dynamic IDX feed block it from obtaining and publishing information from listings on Realtor.com and NAR affiliated sites. The criticism has caused the NAR to take another look at this decision, with the section 15.2.2 of the MIBOR (Metropolitan Indianapolis Board of REALTORS®) MLS Rules and Regulations revised to state the following: “Participants must protect IDX information from unauthorized uses. This requirement does not prohibit indexing of IDX sites by search engines.” However, on the basis of a recommendation to take it back for more consideration, the motion was tabled until NAR meets again in November.
The question of revision of section 15.2.2 of MIBOR’s MLS Rules and Regulations brings up the question of how much control are the boards exerting over the distribution of listings and why. After all, much of the information that the NAR is blocking its members’ listings from showing can be found on sites such as Trulia.com or Zillow.com. The only people being blocked from showing information are… Realtors. These are the people referenced by the mission statement of the NAR: ” The core purpose of the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® is to help its members become more profitable and successful.” This does not appear to be reflected in the online treatment of NAR members.
Wouldn’t allowing listings to be accessed by Google’s formidable indexing system be part of helping “members become more profitable and successful”? Since the NAR has the power to change its Rules and Regulations, one would think that they would have changed their R&Rs to reflect the changing nature of the Internet. But no, the NAR Board voted to postpone a judgement that would clarify the entire issue. This has raised questions about whether the NAR is really an organization that is working for the success of their members or one that is using its membership only as income.