What is ImportFromWeb?

ImportFromWeb is an add-on for Google Sheets that extends the list of functions provided by the platform. It is a perfect alternative to the native function ImportXML.

It can be installed from the Google Workspace Marketplace.

It adds a new function =IMPORTFROMWEB() to your spreadsheets, which is a powerful, yet easy-to-use, Web Scraper.
Using =IMPORTFROMWEB(), you import any data from any website in your spreadsheet in real time.

Here are the main use cases:

  • Amazon Scraping: Extract real-time data such as prices, buy box winners, Best Sellers Rank (BSR), ratings, and up to 100 other data points.
  • Google Search Scraping: Gather search results data directly into your sheet for analysis and insights.
  • Google Maps Scraping: Obtain detailed information about companies, including addresses, phone numbers, websites, and more.
  • Social Media Scraping: Collect data from social media platforms for tracking mentions, engagement metrics, or other relevant information.

These use cases showcase the versatility and power of the =IMPORTFROMWEB() function, making it an essential tool for anyone looking to harness web data within Google Sheets without requiring technical skills.

What is Web Scraping?

It is the process of collecting structured Web data in an automated way in order to manipulate it and bring out new knowledge. The reasons to use Web scraping are numerous: price comparison, SEO analysis, Stock Market monitoring, Social Media tracking, …

Extracting data is one thing, but crossing data sources, filtering, sorting tables, building charts and pivot tables is likely what you need to squeeze all the value that data can offer.

This is why we have created an original tool that works natively with Google Sheets.

Spreadsheets are the best instruments to sort, filter, crunch, cross data in an easy way, without requiring technical skills.