Social media is a group of mobile and web based applications that allow users to create, post, share or exchange information, career interests, tutorials, various offers, ideas, and pictures/videos over the internet virtually. Social medias are very interactive platforms using which people and communities create, co-create, share, discuss, and modify user-generated content(UGC).
User-generated content (UGC) is defined as “any form of content such as text, posts, tweets, chats, blogs, forum threads, wikis, pod casting, images, pins, videos, audios, advertisements and other forms of media created by users of social media websites”. Social media websites are the great source of User-generated content(UGC).
Business sectors use social media websites data for various purposes as given below:
- Market Research
- Reputation Management
- Brand Monitoring and Analysis
- Sentiment Analysis for Brand
- Competitor analysis: To know competitor’s plans and strategies, hiring methods, financial reports etc.
Reviews on Products and Services
- Feedback and complaints on Products, Services or Support
User Generated Contents contains very valuable important information for any business. It is not an easy task to extract data from the social media websites like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, Google Plus etc for any business users. Social Media Websites scraping is the process of collecting, analyzing, and presenting actionable patterns and insights from social media data. Social Media websites scraping introduces basic ideas and important algorithms suitable for analyzing large amount of social media data.
ProWebScraping can help you to extract any kind of data from social media websites like Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and many other websites. ProWebScraping offers two specialized services: Facebook data scraping and LinkedIn data scraping. We can extract profile pages, news feed and collect emails, other contact details and other useful information from social media profiles. The extracted structured data that you need can be delivered in any format like CSV, TSV, XML, Spreadsheets, SQL, REST API etc. ProWebScraping can scrape these social media websites based on different criteria like keywords, categories, geographies, or a combination of these.
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