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How A Hotel Business Can Benefit From Web Scraping

How A Hotel Business Can Benefit From Web Scraping

Staying competitive and successful in any industry is important for all businesses, and web scraping publicly available data can play a crucial role in companies’ success. Using the right data for analyzing your strategy and position in the market will help to stay competitive. This is especially true for e-commerce companies, but applies to other sectors too, such as hospitality, market research, human resources, and real estate. The hospitality industry, which includes hotels and many other service-related activities is now at the peak of growth. Based on a report by the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), the total number of international tourist arrivals worldwide hit 1,322 million in 2017. This number increased by 7% in 2017, representing the strongest results for the past seven years. The travel industry is currently one of the most competitive industries globally. There are many ways how data crawling and web harvesting can benefit the hotel industry, and this post was created to answer all your questions about data crawling for hotel marketing.   Hotel-related Information that Can Be Web Scraped Hotel comparison websites can use data extraction for many reasons. There’s a long list of information that such companies can collect to later analyze and use for the hotel marketing. Here are some examples: Hotel name, address, city, country, zip code Hotels information based on the type of the hotel and category Room types, hotel facilities, and occupancies Star rating of the hotel Contact person name and phone number, email, website, fax number Information about special travel packages from different booking websites Rating based on the reviews and feedbacks left by the clients from...
Ever Heard of Job Scraping?

Ever Heard of Job Scraping?

Data scraping, data crawling, data harvesting or data extraction all refer to the process of collecting all kinds of industry or topic-specific data on the web for many sectors including e-commerce, market research, human resources, and real estate. Web scraping is not something new, it has been over for many years. However, the amount of data on the web is increasing at an enormous speed, and many businesses can’t use data harvesting beneficially, as finding the reliable and valuable data can be very time consuming for the company. According to Cisco, global internet traffic stroke 1.1 zettabytes (one zettabyte is equal to 36,000 years of HD videos) at the end of 2016, and the number is estimated to be over 2.3 zettabytes by 2020. A research group IDC predicted that the world will be creating 163 zettabytes (one trillion gigabytes) of data a year by 2025. The amount of data is simply outrageous. That’s why there are currently many web scraping services that can offer you an efficient scraping service. Job scraping is one of the services such companies offer. This service can be very efficient and valuable for many different companies, and this post will tell you why, how and for what job scraping can be used. What is Job Scraping First and foremost, let’s understand what job scraping means. Currently, there are numerous job postings available all over the web, so finding a relevant job that is up-to-date and authentic can be quite time-consuming. With the help of data crawling, the huge amount of job postings will be collected and sorted from all over the web in...
5 Reasons Why You Should Scrape News Articles

5 Reasons Why You Should Scrape News Articles

More than two million blog posts are submitted every day.That’s because people increasingly consume more and more content. Not only do they consume it, but they act upon it and if impactful enough, they share it with their friends, family, and coworkers. That’s why, it’s no surprise that many marketers – in charge of boosting their company’s image, attracting new traffic and getting new customers – consider content marketing their top priority for 2018 and beyond. How Scraping News Websites Can Help With Your Content Marketing Strategies Creating high-quality content is important. That’s because, as we said above, people consume a lot of content. Your potential customers make decisions about your business or company based on the content you create. And more importantly, they make a purchasing decision based on what kind of content there is about your products and services. Therefore, as a company, it’s your job to build your brand image through content marketing. Only by becoming part of this phase of a customers’ journey will you succeed in getting more traffic, leads and prospects for your business. And here, data crawling services can be of immense help. How? Well, for one, they can quickly cut through the ‘noise’ on the internet and scrape news articles at lightning fast speeds. This way, they’ll quickly give you relevant insights on what’s going on in your industry. And this kind of ‘big data’, collected by scraping news websites, can show you how to proceed with your own content strategy. Every day, millions of new articles are posted every day.  Here are 5 reasons why you should scrape them. 1....
Web Scraping Services: 3 Important Advantages

Web Scraping Services: 3 Important Advantages

If you want your online business to succeed, you need to keep up with your industry. You have to be aware of your competitors’ strategies, your customers’ demands and the latest trends. This means you need to have up-to-date information on what products your customers are ordering, how much your competitors are charging, what discounts are being offered, what kind of services are in demand and other information related to your industry. All this is data – which you have to collect if you want to succeed. There are two ways you can collect data regarding your industry. One way (the traditional way) is to hire researchers, ask them to analyze your industry on the internet, build a spreadsheet and wait days, weeks and even months to get the data you want – after spending thousands of dollars. But, a better, more modern way to collect this data is through web scraping services. These services, provided by web scraping companies, crawl the web and can gather the exact data you want at lightning fast speeds. Many top companies in the world use data scraping services in one form or the other to get data on their customers, competitors and their industry as a whole. Why? Because web scraping services offer many features and advantages when it comes to data collection. In this article, we’ll show you three of the biggest advantages you’ll get if you collect data for your business using web crawling services. Web Scraping Services Do The Work For You There are three big challenges when it comes to collecting data: Cost of Collected Data Efficiency of...
Why Exactly Would You Need Web Scraping Services?

Why Exactly Would You Need Web Scraping Services?

It doesn’t matter if you are a small online store or a large eCommerce corporation — you need data. Today, you are operating in a hypercompetitive world. If you want your business to succeed, you need to offer the best services among your competitors.   But if you don’t know your customers, the competition and the market in general, how are you going to offer the best services? How are you going to set good prices? Find the latest, trending products? Improve your customer service? The answer is simple: with web scraping services. This service will perform data crawling for your business, and get the data that will help you make better business decisions, measure business performance and streamline your business processes. In summary, the two biggest benefits of using web scraping services is that:      a) You will understand your consumers’ likes/dislikes.      b) You will see your competitors’ business strategy. Still not convinced? Then let us show you 5 other benefits of using web crawling services for your business. Benefit # 1: No Personal Involvement Web scraping services do a great job of collecting data by themselves. Once you tell them what kind of data you want i.e. prices, inventory lists, reviews etc., you can be sure they will accurately collect the exact data you require. You don’t need to be personally involved to oversee the data crawling process. That’s because once the data crawling process starts, the data collection happens without human interference. And hence, there is absolutely no chance for humanlike errors to occur. You can be sure the data that’s being collected is...
Top 2018 Tech Trends and How Web Scraping Fits into the Picture

Top 2018 Tech Trends and How Web Scraping Fits into the Picture

Trends change from year to year, demanding that marketers and analysts stay nimble and in a state of feverous perpetual education. And, that’s a good thing – sink or swim; grow or perish. Today, we are focusing on two of the primary trends in the information technology sector this year that will shape and affect the circulation of data on a global scale:   Internet of Things (IoT) Artificial Intelligence (AI) These two trends shouldn’t seem unfamiliar to our readers, as they have been all over the news, social media and tech thought leader blogs. However, even those with a thorough understanding of what web data scraping is and what web scraping services are out there, how are these profoundly growing IT trends and data scraping services going to get along with each other? Let’s start with IoT, and see what the challenges, opportunities or both will be for web data scraping services. The Internet of Things – How do web scraping services fit in? Ten years ago answering a phone call with your wristwatch was but only a goal. Nowadays, it’s practically ubiquitous. Or, a parka with Bluetooth connected speakers in the hood? In 2018, IoT is paced to become so common that in a short period of time we’ll no longer have terms to describe what it even is! According to Business Insider, by 2025 there will be 55 billion IoT devices, whereas last year there were only (yeah, only) 9 billion devices. Yet, with any rapid transformation, the future becomes increasingly uncertain. This is especially important for data security risks, as while we absolutely will only...