SpiderMount releases preview feature for its job scraping service. Latest update is aimed to simplify verification and approval for new job scrapes configured. Easy preview allows to verify scraped job description formatting, i.e. line spacing, bold fonts, paragraphs, bullet points, etc, as well as fields mapping.
Comparing to standard XML view, HTML preview does not require additional parsing or specific knowledge: user can validate configuration of the scraped data in one click. Easy to understand preview drastically decreases time spent on new job scraping results approval.
Standard XML feed
First 750 chars of job description provide reasonable preview to check formatting and get an idea on what title job description relates to. Whilst keeping job listing in a concise format for quick job scrolling within browser window. Moreover preview is a real time conversion of a live XML file. Therefore it always displays exact content offered by XML file.
We noticed you mentioned scraping Indeed.com
Just to confirm: Indeed.com prohibits spidering of its content and they will block anyone trying to scrape it.
Normally, our clients ask us to spider jobs from direct employer websites and ATSes.
In some cases we can spider commercial job boards: if there is a formal agreement between our client and the job board to allow spidering.