Web Scraping Made Easy with PromptLoop


    Web scraping is a powerful technique that allows you to extract data from websites and use it for various purposes, such as market research, competitor analysis, or lead generation. However, building a web scraper from scratch can be time-consuming and requires technical expertise. Fortunately, tools like PromptLoop make web scraping accessible to everyone, regardless of their coding skills.

    In this blog post, we'll walk you through the process of building and deploying a web scraper using PromptLoop to extract case study information from software company websites. By the end of this tutorial, you'll have a spreadsheet filled with valuable insights about your customers, prospects, or competitors.

    Step 1: Define Your Scraping Goals

    Before diving into the scraping process, it's crucial to define what information you want to extract and how you plan to use it. In our example, we want to:

    1. Obtain links to case studies from software company websites
    2. Identify the companies each software provider works with
    3. Extract keywords and descriptions from each case study

    Having a clear understanding of your scraping goals will help you structure your scraper and ensure you get the desired results.

    Step 2: Set Up Your PromptLoop Account

    To get started, head over to promptloop.com and create a free account. Once you're logged in, you'll see the account page where you can create and manage your scraping tasks.

    Step 3: Create a New Scraping Task

    Click on "New Task" and select the "Extracting a list" template. This template is perfect for our use case, as we want to extract a list of case studies from multiple websites.

    PromptLoop will automatically set up a demo list tool for you, which you can customize according to your needs. In our example, we want to extract the following information:

    • Company name
    • Link to the case study
    • Description of the case study

    You can easily add or remove columns by clicking the "Add" button and specifying the desired format.

    Step 4: Test Your Scraper

    Once you've customized your scraping task, it's time to test it. Grab a link from one of the target websites and paste it into the test input field. Click "Test" to see how the scraper performs.

    PromptLoop will display the extracted data, allowing you to validate the results. If you need to make adjustments, simply click "Edit" and modify the instructions accordingly. You can also switch between different versions of your scraper and view the history of your changes.

    Step 5: Run Your Scraper on a Dataset

    When you're satisfied with the test results, it's time to run your scraper on a larger dataset. Prepare a list of target websites (e.g., competitors, industry peers) and upload it to PromptLoop.

    Click "Run on data," select your uploaded file, and submit the job. PromptLoop will process the websites and return a consolidated dataset with all the extracted information.

    Step 6: Analyze and Export Your Data

    Once the scraping job is complete, you can view the extracted data within PromptLoop. The platform offers powerful search and filtering capabilities, allowing you to quickly find specific information, such as case studies mentioning "ROI."

    When you're ready, you can easily export the data as a CSV file and use it in your preferred spreadsheet or analysis tool.


    Web scraping is a valuable skill that can help you gain insights and make data-driven decisions. With PromptLoop, you can build and deploy a web scraper in just a few minutes, without any coding required.

    By following the steps outlined in this blog post, you can extract case study information from software company websites and use it to better understand your customers, prospects, or competitors.

    Give PromptLoop a try today and unlock the power of web scraping for your business!

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