DEV Community

loading...
Cover image for Scrape Bing Local Results with Python

Scrape Bing Local Results with Python

Dimitry Zub
A blog about web scraping using mostly Python, Ruby, and occasionally other languages. Do karting.
Updated on ・4 min read

Contents: intro, imports, what will be scraped, process, code, links, outro.

Intro

This blog post is a continuation of a Bing scraping series. This post will show how to scrape Bing local map results from organic search using Python.

Imports

from bs4 import BeautifulSoup
import requests
import lxml
import json # used to convert `json` string to python dict
from serpapi import GoogleSearch
Enter fullscreen mode Exit fullscreen mode

What will be scraped

image

Process

The whole process was pretty much going back and forwards by testing CSS selectors, going to .parent elements, splitting, replacing unwanted parts of the data, converting valid JSON string to a Python Dictionary (latitude, longitude).

Examples:
Before move on, a CSS Selector Reference.

Get container

Get Place ID

Get Title

Get Rating

Get Reviews

Get Address

Get Latitude, Longitude

Get website URL
This one was the trickiest. Because if you call an <a> tag with the ibs_2btns class it will print out DIRECTIONS not WEBSITE and if you try to use .next_sibling or going down the tree e.g. .a.div.div.div.a it will return None.

Several approaches were tried to come up from different angles and the way with .parent was successful so I stopped trying other things right away. Possibly I missed the most obvious and easiest solution.
image

Code

from bs4 import BeautifulSoup
import requests, lxml, json

headers = {
    "User-Agent":
    "Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 10.0; Win64; x64) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/70.0.3538.102 Safari/537.36 Edge/18.19582"
}

html = requests.get('https://www.bing.com/search?q=sf lunch&hl=en', headers=headers)
soup = BeautifulSoup(html.text, 'lxml')

local_map_results = []

for result in soup.select('.b_scard.b_scardf.b_scardh'):
    place_id = result.div.div['data-ypid']
    title = result.select_one('.lc_content h2').text
    rating = result.select_one('.csrc.sc_rc1')['aria-label'].split(' ')[1]
    reviews = result.select_one('.b_factrow a').text.split(' ')[1].replace('(', '').replace(')', '')
    reviews_link = result.select_one('.b_factrow a')['href']
    try:
        location = result.select_one('.b_address').text
    except:
        location = None
    try:
        hours = result.select_one('.opHours > span').text
    except:
        hours = None
    directions = f"https://www.bing.com{result.select_one('a.ibs_2btns')['href']}"
    website = result.select_one('.bm_dir_overlay+ .ibs_2btns .ibs_btn').parent['href']
    latitude = json.loads(result.select_one('.bm_dir_overlay')['data-directionoverlay'])['waypoints'][0]['point']['latitude']
    longitude = json.loads(result.select_one('.bm_dir_overlay')['data-directionoverlay'])['waypoints'][0]['point']['longitude']

    local_map_results.append({
        'place_id': place_id,
        'title': title,
        'rating': rating,
        'reviews': reviews,
        'reviews_link': reviews_link,
        'hours': hours,
        'website': website,
        'directions': directions,
        'location': location,
        'latitude': latitude,
        'longitude': longitude,
    })

print(json.dumps(local_map_results, indent = 2, ensure_ascii = False))


# part of the output:
'''
[
  {
    "place_id": "YN114x189818795",
    "title": "Absinthe Brasserie & Bar",
    "rating": "4",
    "reviews": "596",
    "reviews_link": "https://www.tripadvisor.com/Restaurant_Review-g60713-d349444-Reviews-Absinthe_Brasserie_Bar-San_Francisco_California.html?m=17457",
    "hours": "Closed · Opens tomorrow 11 am",
    "website": "http://absinthe.com/",
    "directions": "https://www.bing.com/maps/directions?rtp=adr.~pos.37.7769889831543_-122.42288970947266_398+Hayes+St%2c+San+Francisco%2c+CA+94102_Absinthe+Brasserie+%26+Bar_(415)+551-1590",
    "location": "398 Hayes St, San Francisco, CA 94102",
    "latitude": 37.7769889831543,
    "longitude": -122.42288970947266
  }
]
'''
Enter fullscreen mode Exit fullscreen mode

Using Bing Local Pack API

SerpApi is a paid API with a free trial of 5,000 searches.

from serpapi import GoogleSearch
import json

params = {
  "api_key": "YOUR_API_KEY",
  "engine": "bing",
  "q": "sf lunch"
}

search = GoogleSearch(params)
results = search.get_dict()

print(json.dumps(results['local_results']['places'], indent=2, ensure_ascii = False))

# part of the output:
'''
[
  {
    "position": 1,
    "place_id": "YN114x2064839",
    "title": "Lucca Delicatessen",
    "rating": 4.5,
    "reviews": 64,
    "reviews_link": "https://www.tripadvisor.com/Restaurant_Review-g60713-d3859418-Reviews-Lucca_Delicatessen-San_Francisco_California.html?m=17457",
    "hours": "Closed · Opens tomorrow 9 AM",
    "addsass": "2120 Chestnut St, San Francisco",
    "phone": "(415) 921-7873",
    "links": {
      "directions": "https://www.bing.com/maps/directions?rtp=adr.~pos.37.8007698059082_-122.43840026855469_2120+Chestnut+St%2c+San+Francisco%2c+CA+94123_Lucca+Delicatessen_(415)+921-7873",
      "website": "https://www.luccadeli.com/contact"
    },
    "gps_coordinates": {
      "latitude": "37.80077",
      "longitude": "-122.4384"
    }
  }
]
'''
Enter fullscreen mode Exit fullscreen mode

Links

Code in the online IDEBing Local Pack API

Outro

If you want to see how to scrape something specific I didn't write about yet, or want to see something made with SerpApi, or you want to write something else, please, write me a message.

Yours, D

Discussion (0)