One technology skill that is too-often ignored is regex.
Regex searching and extraction is perhaps the single most useful, yet largely unknown skill, for web operations, SEO practitioners, web analytics teams, researchers, community managers, and digital marketers of all types.
This article will explain what regex is and how to get started using it with web crawlers.
In addition, you’ll also learn five interesting real-world regex use cases.
What is Regex?
Regex, or Regular Expressions, is essentially a tool for pattern matching. Regex is a staple of search engines, find and replace utilities, and is a native or add-on capability of many programming…