Ever looked at a delicious list on a website and copied and pasted it, bit by bit, into an Excel or Google Doc? Yeah, those days are over. One thing I love to do is scrape the Web, and Google Docs makes that fairly simple with three commands (in order of complexity):
ImportFeed and ImportHTML are easy sneezy, but I couldn’t wrap my non-programmer brain matter around ImportXML because all the blog posts I read on it were written by developers. So I made it my ambition to figure it out and then explain it in simple terms that normal people can understand with analogies to things like the Duggar family and gingers who wear funky shoes.
You can watch the video here:
View the presentation here:
And check out the Google Doc I shared that shows tons of examples here: