Scrape Google Reviews and Ratings using Python
In this article, we are going to see how to scrape google reviews and ratings using Python.
- Beautiful Soup: The mechanism involved in scraping here is parsing the DOM, i.e. from HTML and XML files, the data is extracted
# Installing with pip pip install beautifulsoup4 # Installing with conda conda install -c anaconda beautifulsoup4
- Scrapy: An open-source package and it is meant to scrape larger datasets and as open-source, it is also effectively used.
# Installing with pip pip install selenium # Installing with conda conda install -c conda-forge selenium
Chrome driver manager:
# Below installations are needed as browsers # are getting changed with different versions pip install webdriver pip install webdriver-manager
Initialization of Web driver:
[WDM] – ====== WebDriver manager ======
[WDM] – Current google-chrome version is 99.0.4844
[WDM] – Get LATEST driver version for 99.0.4844
[WDM] – Driver [C:\Users\ksaty\.wdm\drivers\chromedriver\win32\99.0.4844.51\chromedriver.exe] found in cache
Let us try to locate “Rashtrapati Bhavan” and then do the further proceedings, Sometimes it will ask permission to access the page if it is done for the first time, If there is a kind of permission issue seen, just agree to it and move further.
Scrape Google Reviews and Ratings
Here we will try to fetch three entities from google Maps, like Books shop, Food, and Temples for this we will make specific conditions and merge them with the location.
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