Extracting sequential HTML elements with XPath and Regex

Often, we need to extract some HTML elements ordered sequentially rather than in hierarhical order.

Scraping in PHP with cURL

In this post, I’ll explain how to do a simple web page extraction in PHP using cURL, the ‘Client URL library’.

The curl  is a part of libcurl, a library that allows you to connect to servers with many different types of protocols. It supports the http, https and other protocols. This way of getting data from web is more stable with header/cookie/errors process rather than using simple file_get_contents(). If curl() is not installed, you can read here for Win or here for Linux.

How to leverage Web Scraping for SEO

Eppie Vojt at the SEOmoz Meetup on the scrape leverage for the site SEO. Techniques: XPath and Regex in Google Docs to fetch links and more.