We’ve created a Google Maps Search scraper in Google Sheets that enables you to easily scrape and export the results of a Google Maps search along with all their available data. And this without any technical knowledge or complex software to download. All you need is the ImportFromWeb add-on in Google Sheets and you’re ready to start importing powerful Google Maps data into our approachable template.
With this kind of tool at your constant disposal, you can build your lead generation workflow, perform market researches or improve your competitors analysis…
Are you intrigued? Great – let’s show you how to extract data from hundreds of Google Maps businesses and locations in seconds!
How does it work?
It uses the ImportFromWeb add-on that we built.
ImportFromWeb provides a simple function to extract any data from any websites. You just need to find the urls of the pages you want to load and tell ImportFromWeb about the location of the elements you want to extract from those pages.
1. Install the ImportFromWeb add-on
ImportFromWeb is the add-on that collects the data. Simply install it from the Google Workspace Marketplace. You can try it for free, we offer you 1,000 requests (no credit card required!)
2. Make a copy of the Google Maps scraper template
Make a simple copy of the template to manipulate it with the product data that you wish to scrape from Google Maps
3. Activate the ImportFromWeb add-on
Easy step too! In your template copy, activate the add-on through your Google sheets menu: Extensions >> ImportFromWeb >> Activate add-on
From there, open the second tab of the template (“📍GOOGLE MAPS SEARCH EXTRACTOR”) and start scraping!
4. Start retrieving data
First, go to Google Maps and enter your query, let’s say “pharmacy North Carolina”.
Then, just copy the URL and input in the spreadsheet. The IMPORTFROMWEB function will start executing and retrieve the data related to all the places Google Maps lists out.
You can decide the data you want to collect checking our list of built-in selectors designed for Google Maps.
Bear in mind that this template is designed to work with Google Maps search URLs, i.e. any Google Maps URL that follows this format:
To make better use of this template and our ImportFromWeb tool, here are a couple of other tips to ensure that your web scraping experience is giving you full access to valuable Google Maps data.
Tip #1: Always stay up-to-date
Extracting data from Google Maps can be incredibly rewarding, but you don’t want this information to lose its value over night. We suggest you configure your template with our advanced update system to keep your information up to date.
Based on your preferences, you can instruct the ImportFromWeb tool to update information as frequently as you like so that you’re always scraping the most current places data from Google Maps.
Tip #2 Use it anywhere
You don’t need to use this template to extract Google Maps data.
It’s very easy to use the IMPORTFROMWEB function wherever you like.
Here is how you can do it:
- Type up to 50 urls, each one in a different cell
- Type the elements you want to extract
- Use the IMPORTFROMWEB function
If you feel stuck on anything at all, reach out to our team. We’d love to help you better understand our tools and templates so that you can achieve your desired results.