The first step is to install the extension from the Chrome store here. The extension allows you to select data that you wish to extract from websites and create scraping recipes.
To ensure the extension is visible and only a click away, pin it to your extension bar by clicking the extension icon (it looks like jigsaw piece) and then the pin next to 'Simplescraper':
Navigate to the webpage that you wish to scrape and launch Simplescraper by clicking the extension icon and selecting 'Scrape this website'. Then follow these steps (the video at the top of the page also demonstrates):
By default Simplescraper will attempt to select related elements to the element you first select, however on some websites the extension may highlight more or less data than you require. Below is a guide on how to handle the various scenarios:
When the extension automatically selects only the correct data
When the extension selects more or less data than intended
When you only require a single element
If you only wish to select a single element, like an address or a telephone number, use the 'only this' button on the popup menu that appears when you click on that element. This will select that element and no other elements.
When the extension cannot seem to select the correct data