This workflow is very useful if you want to get a list of specific businesses and scrape their information such as emails and social media links.
Let’s deep dive into this workflow:
Try to be specific when crafting your search: what type of businesses are you looking for? Which ones are relevant for you?
Once you’re confident & you tested manually your query, head over to Google Maps and add your search.
We recommend to use the “near” operator to precise your search: it could be a region, a city, a postal code, etc.
You can copy this URL.
On Captain Data, look for the Search Google Maps & find emails with website scraper workflow and enter your URL as input.
This workflow has 3 steps:
See how easy it was? You now have a list of all the businesses you were looking for with their relevant information like email, phone number, opening hours and even social media links.
See you soon!
Captain Data Team
On Sunday we released a new users management system on Captain Data to make it more scalable.
We also updated our pricing to make it fit perfectly to your needs when it comes to tasks and users.
What does it change for you? Nothing, except things will be clearer.
Accounts, sharing, blabla.. we used our own jargon when we actually realized that what we talked about was essentially: users
We’ve simplified the platform in this direction: one user, think of it as a licence, can be synchronized to any integrations: LinkedIn, Dropcontact or anything else.
A user can either use directly the platform, or be external, without access to your workspace: very handy for agencies and team scaling fast.
Each new user comes with an additional 10 000 tasks - if you’re adding users, you probably want to automate more, right 🙂
The new users management system allows you to have a clear vision of the roles and apps attributed to the different users you registered on the platform.
Go to My Account > Users to see the list of users (note: you need to be a workspace owner to see the users).
Note: we’ll slowly introduce more roles for better granularity.
An owner has all the rights on the platform. He can view all users, delete and edit them as well as promote them to owners. He can also select the connected accounts he wants to use in a workflow. More, he can upgrade and downgrade the subscription and edit billing details. It’s a perfect role for the owner of the project
A user has all the basic rights but cannot access the subscription and billing details. It’s a perfect role to attribute to the members of your marketing and sales team, for example
An external user has a restrictive usage on the platform and can only connect his accounts. It’s a perfect role to attribute to your clients
Having too many plans to choose from is not always ideal. Sometimes you need more users than tasks, sometimes you only need tasks, etc. The starting point is also much lower, enabling you to test right ahead, without thinking much about costs.
To simplify things, we’re introducing 3 plans:
Starter is the perfect plan to easily get started with the platform
Professional is going to be the go-to plan to start growing
Growth is designed to help you scale your ops
If you’re subscribed to the previous pricing model and wondering if your subscription is going to change, read the section Migration of this email.
Each pricing model gives you a set number of users and tasks.
Instead of upgrading your subscription, you can now buy these two add-ons separately and according to your needs.
Remember that each user that you buy gives you 10 000 tasks in addition.
For example, if you need 2 users in addition next month, you’ll be able to add them to your project by upgrading your additional number of users in the add-on section, and downgrade when your need is over.
It’s the same logic for tasks.
All in all, it gives you all the control you need to fine-tune your workspace and spend only for what you use and pay.
Note that all add-ons are recurring, renewing each month, so if you don’t need the tasks or users month to month, remember to downgrade at some point.
If you need more information, read those related articles:
We’ve kept our Enterprise plan and we still offer ramp-up periods 🎉
You can create and manage users through the API and everything is linked directly to your billing - this will simplify our job and yours since you have all the data you need to manage your subscription!
You can activate billing via the API in the settings here.
You’re one of our old plan subscribers? See below how you can switch to one of our a new plans:
In the Plans section, you can simply subscribe to the new plan that suits you best by clicking on the Subscribe button. Your new subscription will be taken into account after your current billing cycle.
See you soon!
Captain Data Team
Hey there - we're suffering from heavy service disruption from Google (yes, mighty Google).
We're doing everything we can to get it back to normal, although it seems it does not depend entirely on us.
As stated in our previous announcement, we've had a slight issue with one of our IP provider.
The problem is now completely resolved.
Amongst other, impacted automations:
Everything is back to normal, we apologize for any inconvenience.
Have a nice week-end 🎉
Hey there 👋
One of our IP provider is having issues at the moment, which results in automations like Google Maps and Website Scraper breaking.
We're doing everything we can to resolve this by working with them - sadly we don't have a clear ETA on the matter.
We'll keep you updated.
Thank you for your patience 🙌
We've experienced some issues making all automation momentarily unavailable on Captain Data.
Rest assured that we put all the resources forward to paliate to the issue and restore the service ASAP.
Thanks for your understanding and patience. We'll make a new announcement very soon to let yo know you can use the platform normally again.
Captain Data Team
Hello there 🙌
We're entirely opening the platform, with a complete new onboarding.
We'll slowly enhance it with additional resources, like intro and tutorial videos, to help you get the best out of Captain Data!
You'll be able to find all those resources inside the "Onboarding" section in the navigation menu (still WIP).
We're updating the automation store to make it more easy to explore:
You can filter by use cases, by clicking on the side menu displaying use casesOnce you filter by a use case, you can even click on an app to refine your search.
You can still combine multiple apps together to find templates matching the selected apps
If you search (top search bar), it'll search across our entire templates' library
Finally, you can filter if you want only multi-steps workflows or single-step workflows (just automating 1 task)
Don't hesitate to give us feedback!
We've optimized the API so it should be even faster than before - this is the first roll-out, more will come.
Our Help Center will now centralize everything when it comes to how-to guides.
In the next few weeks, we'll add:
PS: this new version should not hinder performances, if it's the case, contact us on the support.