Core components: the Clay chrome extension

Overview

At its core, the mission of the Chrome Extension is to turn the entire internet into a data source, bridging the gap between platform and browser by letting you pull data from any webpage directly into Clay.

You can:

Instructions to get started below, or book time here: https://calendly.com/clay-demo/15min

Getting Started

Downloading the extension from the Chrome Store.

  1. Install the build right here and add it to your browser:
  2. Pin the extension to your extension toolbar

Guide: Export an existing list

When you land on any page that contains a list interesting to you, you can check to see if it has been automatically detected or already mapped by the Clay team, and Copy to Clipboard or Export to CSV.

Pages we suggest testing out include LinkedIn People or Jobs Search, Google Jobs Search, or a list of speakers from your favorite conference.

For example:

  1. Navigate over to zora.co
  2. Get started. Open up the chrome extension
  3. Capture the full data. Scroll to see the existing auto-detected list of brands
  4. Export your list. Copy to Clipboard or Export as CSV

Guide: Map your own list

If the list you want isn't yet mapped, or is already mapped but missing some attributes, create your own!

Try this out on any page with structured data, e.g. Twitter followers, an e-commerce product page, an online database you've been eyeing.

For example:

1. Head back to zora.co

2. Enter Select List mode. Hit the Chrome Extension and head over to the Select Data tab > Select Data on Page button > Select a list option




3. Set your list parameters. Select two similar items from the list one after the other, e.g. two titles, two images, two descriptions.

4. Get mapping! Name your list, select the attributes you'd like to pull, save them as you and watch Clay find the rest.

5. Export your new list. As easily as hitting Copy to Clipboard or Export as CSV.

Guide: Map and pull page data into Clay

Rather than repeatedly copy-pasting data from pages of the same structure into your table, map one page and use the Clay "Get Data from Page Action" to pull the data directly into Clay for all pages of the same structure.

A couple of examples we've seen crop up include Yelp company pages, TikTok profiles, company profile pages on any online directory.

For example:

  1. To pull in key data for all brand pages using their URL head over to zora.co
  2. Enter Select Data mode and Match your Recipe. You can think of matching a recipe as creating a map for any similarly structured URL, in this case for any pages that start with zora.co/:creatorname/articleid.→Follow the instructions in the extension to match your recipe for other URLs.

  1. Pick your attributes. Click the Select Data from Page button >Select a single attribute option and get mapping!

  1. Pull attributes in to Clay. Pop your link in to a Clay table, add the Get Data from Page — Beta (New Service) action, and let it run to pull your data in! Extract into columns so you can see each attribute easily.

👆Quick tip: Why not test out mapping a list of profile URLs, mapping one profile page, and then pulling data from all the profiles at once straight into Clay?

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