Requirements

Windows 2000/NT/ME/XP/Vista/7/8
32 MB RAM
7 MB Hard Disk Space
Internet Connection

What are people saying?

Student License

Recently I was looking for a url extractor program because I am building a search engine and I have tried near 20 of them, all with some missing features. But WDE seems to be the best one right now. I am just a student and the normal price is way high for me. Do you have any student license to offer? I would really appreciate it.

Best Regards, Jeffrey Richardson, Sweden

 

Web Addresses

We downloaded and ran the trial version of your web link extractor. I compared it to another email extractor program and yours kicked it's butt. Your's scanned 9000 files while finding over 1500 links vs. the other only scanned 1200 file, and found only about 400 links. (This was using the exact same search file).

Thanks, Mark Jeter

 

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Setup different type of extraction with WDE

Search Keyword | WebSite | Web Directories | List of URLs from File

Key words:
WDE spiders top Search engines for right web sites and get data from them.

Quick Start:
Select "Search Engines" source - Enter keyword - Click OK

What WDE Does: WDE will query top popular search engines, extract all matching URLs from search results, remove duplicate URLs and finally visits those web sites and extract targeted data from there.

WDE is an advanced website extractor! You can set WDE how many search engines to use. Click "Engines" button and uncheck listing that you do not want to use. You can add other engine sources as well.

WDE send queries to search engines to get matching website URLs. Next it visits those matching websites for data (url, meta tag, email, phone, fax etc..) extraction. How many deep it spiders in the marching websites depends on "Depth" setting of "External Site" tab.

DEPTH:
Here you need to tell WDE - how many levels to dig down within the specified website. If you want WDE to stay within first page, just select and enter Process 1 page Only. A setting of depth "0" will process and look for data in whole website. A setting of "1" will process index or home page with associated files under root dir only.

For example: WDE is going to visit URL http://www.xyz.com/product/milk/ for data extraction.

Lets say www.xyz.com has following text/html pages:

  1. http://www.xyz.com/
  2. http://www.xyz.com/contact.htm
  3. http://www.xyz.com/about.htm
  4. http://www.xyz.com/product/
  5. http://www.xyz.com/product/support.htm
  6. http://www.xyz.com/product/milk/
  7. http://www.xyz.com/product/water/
  8. http://www.xyz.com/product/milk/baby/
  9. http://www.xyz.com/product/milk/baby/page1.htm
  10. http://www.xyz.com/product/milk/baby/page2.htm
  11. http://www.xyz.com/product/water/mineral/
  12. http://www.xyz.com/product/water/mineral/news.htm

WDE is powerful and fully featured unique spider robot! You need to decide how deep you want WDE to spider and look for data.

WDE can spider: Set depth options:
Only matching URL page of search ( URL #6 ) Select "Process 1 Page Only"
Entire milk dir (URL #6 - 10 ) Select "Depth=0" and check "Stay within Full URL"
Entire www.xyz.com site Select "Depth=0"
Only www.xyz.com page Select "Process 1 age Only" and
select "Spider Base URL Only"
Only root dir file (URL #1 - 3) Select "Depth=1"
Only URL #1 - 5 Select "Depth=2"

Stop Site on First Email Found:
Each web site is structured differently on the server. Some web sites may have only few files and some may have thousands of files. So sometimes you may prefer to use "Stop Site on First Email Found" option. For example: you set WDE to go entire www.xyz.com site and WDE found email in #2 URL (contact.htm) . If you tell WDE to "Stop Site on First email Found then it will not go for other pages (#3-12)

Spider Base URL Only:
With this option you can tell WDE to process always the Base URLs of external sites. For example: in above case, if an external site found like http://www.xyz.com/product/milk/ then WDE will grab only base www.xyz.com. It will not visit http://www.xyz.com/product/milk/ unless you set such depth that covers also milk dir.

Web Sites:
Enter website starting URL and extract all data found in that website.

Quick Start:
Select 2nd option "WebSite/Dir/Groups" - Enter website URL - Select Depth - Click OK

What WDE Does: WDE will retrieve html/text pages of the website according to the Depth you specified and extract all data found in those pages.

# By default, WDE will stay only the current domain.

# WDE can also follow external sites!

If you want WDE to retrieve files of external websites that are linked from starting site specified in New Session Dialog - General tab, then you need to set "Follow External URLs" of "External Site" tab. In this case, by default, WDE will follow external sites only once, that is - (1) WDE will process starting address and (2) all external sites found in starting address. It will not follow all external sites found in (2) and so on...

WDE is powerful website extractor spider, if you want WDE to follow external sites with unlimited loop, select "Unlimited" in "Spider External URls Loop" combo box, and remember you need to manually stop WDE session, because this way WDE can travel entire internet.


Directories:
Choose yahoo, domz or other directory and get all data from there.

Quick Start & What WDE Does:

Lets say you want to extract data of all companies listed at
http://dir.yahoo.com/Business_and_Economy/Business_to_Business/Marketing_and_Advertising/

Action #1A: Select 2nd option "WebSite/Dir/Groups" - enter this URL in "Starting Address" box - select "Process First Page Only"

Or, lets say you want to extract data of all companies listed at
http://dir.yahoo.com/Business_and_Economy/Business_to_Business/Marketing_and_Advertising/

plus all down level folders like
http://dir.yahoo.com/Business_and_Economy/Business_to_Business/Marketing_and_Advertising/Advertising/
http://dir.yahoo.com/Business_and_Economy/Business_to_Business/Marketing_and_Advertising/Target_Marketing/

etc....

Action #1B: Select 2nd option "WebSite/Dir/Groups" - enter URL http://dir.yahoo.com/Business_and_Economy/Business_to_Business/Marketing_and_Advertising/ in "Starting Address" box - select Depth=0 and "Stay within Full URL" option.

With these actions WDE will download ttp://dir.yahoo.com/Business_and_Economy/Business_to_Business/Marketing_and_Advertising/
page and optionally all down level pages and will build a URLs list of companies listed there.

Now you want WDE to visit all those URLs and extract all data found in those sites.
Action #2: So after either above action you must move to "External Site" tab and check "Follow External URLs" option. (Remember: this setting tells WDE to process/follow/visit all URLs found while processing "Starting Address" of "General" tab).

List of URL:
Enter hundreds/thousands of URLs to spider, extract data found on those websites.

Quick Start:
Select 3rd option Source "URLs from File" - Enter file name that contains all URLs list - Select Depth - Click OK

What WDE Does: WDE will scan the contents of specified file. This file must have URL line-by-line, other format is not supported, WDE will accept only lines that starts with http:// text. Also it will not accept URLs that point to image/binary files, because those files will not have any data.

After building unique URL list form above file, WDE will process website one-by-one according to the depth you specify.