HOW TO SCRAPE GOOGLE PLAY REVIEWS WITH OUTSCRAPER?
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Creating an Account
When signing up, you only need to enter the email address you want to use for your account. If desired, it is also possible to sign up using your Google, Facebook or LinkedIn accounts.
Confirm Your Email
You will be sent an email from Outscraper’s website to confirm your email address. Click the link in the email to complete the registration process.
CREATING TASKS AND PARAMETERS
Start with selecting Google Services>Play Reviews service from the left panel and open the Google Play Reviews Scraper service.
You need to fill few parameters to create your task.
Apps, Movies, Books Links or IDs
Copy & Paste Google Play Links
All you need to use Google Play Reviews Scraper is the Google Play link. This can be a link for a book, app, game or movie. When you select a product on Google Play, just copy the link shown in the browser and paste it into the “Apps, Movies, Books Links or IDs” box.
You can add many Google Play links on that box one under the other.
Uploading the File Containing the Links
A file containing all the links can also be uploaded instead of copying and pasting. To use the Google Play Reviews Scraper service. This file can be in CSV/XLSX/Parquet and TXT format and the file needs to have at least one column with links without a header.
When the file is uploaded, a notification will appear at the top right. It can be confirmed from both points that the file has been uploaded successfully.
There are 3 options to set the sorting parameter. Most relevant, Newest and Rating.
You can check how these options work on Google Play.
Most relevant comments are the most appropriate comments shown to users according to the conditions determined by Google. When you select the Most relevant filter, you do not need to select anything else. Outscraper will automatically scrape the most relevant comments.
Most recent comments will be scraped by referencing the current date the task was created. If you select the Cut off option, it is possible to select the date which the scraping service will stop.
Rating parameter is used to scrape only the reviews of a certain number of stars. This sorting type works only with Apps.
Limit Per One Query
Here you can decide how many reviews will be scrapped for each app (link). 0 means all comments will be scraped. Any limit can be defined.
You can choose between XLSX, CSV or Parquet file types, whichever is appropriate for your project.
Parameter specifies the language to use for Google Play reviews. You can choose which language you want to see the comments in.
Results file extension can have 3 types of file formats. It is available for download in XLSX, CVS and Parquet formats.
Any word can be written in the task tag section. The specified task tag makes it easy to follow the created task on the tasks page.
Confirm Your Task
A pop-up will appear and ask your confirmation. Rough estimate of records and rough cost based on the number of queries will be shown on that pop-up.
When you click the confirm button, the task you created will be processed and sent to Tasks page. You can see that the task has been sent in the notification in the upper right corner.
Track Your Task's Progress
Download Your Result File
The task results of all services can be downloaded from the Tasks page. You can find and quickly download the task you have created.
All results are stored on servers for 30 days only. We recommend that you keep the Result files on your own disk for long periods of time.
Review Your Result File
The result files that you have downloaded as XLSX file type can be reviewed with a spreadsheet viewer.
You can see what was scraped here:
Pricing Page And Cost Calculator
There is no monthly subscription fee in Outscraper. You only pay for what you use.
Please visit our pricing page for pricing details on our Google Play Reviews scraping service.
Pricing Page: https://outscraper.com/pricing
There are 3 different tiers for pricing. These are Free Tier, Medium Tier and Business Tier. Pricing for these tiers can be checked on the pricing page.
Dashboard's Service Pricing Tool
After registration, the “Service pricing” tool can help you with pricing on the Google Play Reviews Scraper service page on the Outscraper App Dashboard.
Service pricing tool will be opened on the right.
Enjoy a certain amount of free tier credits each month in Outscraper. These credits are renewed monthly as shown on the pricing page.
You can check how many free credits you have for a particular service on the pricing page.
You can use the prepaid payment method by adding credit, or you can add your credit card and make your payment postpaid at the end of your billing period.
Please visit the billing Information page to determine your payment method.
Prepaid - Add Credit
Add credits to your account in order to start using Outscraper. The minimum limit is 10 USD. Add as many credits as you want and spend them whenever you want.
Credits can be added by credit card, cryptocurrency and PayPal.
Postpaid - Add Credit Card
In the prepaid method, you pay first and then use it, but in the postpaid method, you provide a credit card and you start using it. You will make the payment when your billing period is over.
Information about the billing period’s start and end dates can be found on the profile page. You can also track the amount of the upcoming invoice from there. If you wish you can generate the invoice manually once you have an amount due.