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Custom Web Scraping Solutions for Your Business

Custom Web Scraping Solutions for Your Business

When you need massive amounts of data from various sources across the world wide web, you have two options for getting the job done. You could spend laborious hours manually scraping for this information, then fit it all together in your own tediously created database. Or you could hire Datahen. Whether you want hotel rates, apartment rental pricing, lead generation, address location, or product data feeds, Datahen has it and more.   No matter how big or small your needs are. No matter what industry. No matter how neatly hidden in the web the data is, we can find it. With over eleven years in the industry, we have seen everything. Traveling? Planning a trip is already enough of a hassle as it is. One thing that shouldn’t distract your attention is finding the right room in the right location, perhaps for the right price. If you are planning a trip and need a place to stay, you need hotel rates, room availability, phone number, and location all at your fingertips in real time if you are to find the best deal. Datahen has all of this and more presented in current data feeds prepared for major hotel chains and brand names. Not only for today, but forecasted seven days out. Don’t waste time flipping through yellow pages, or googling and then calling over a dozen hotels looking for the right room at the right rate. Use data feeds to access all of this information right at your fingertips without the wild goose chase. Rental Properties, Don’t Settle for Less than the Best Deal Find the right place to...
4 Hidden Benefits of Data Scraping Services for Your Startup

4 Hidden Benefits of Data Scraping Services for Your Startup

You’ve got a great idea for a blockbuster business, and you want to take it from an idea you’ve been formulating and turn it into the next big thing. Then you realize that you need data. You need data about the market. You need data about potential competitors. You need consumer data so that you can develop a smash pricing strategy. You need to understand your Buyer Personas. You need data to perfect your product or service so that it can be everything you want it to be – and maybe more.   This sort of data need for startup companies is what is usually termed as market and competitor research, and it usually takes a lot of man-hours and labor to collect, aggregate, analyze, interpret and apply it to your startup. That’s one reason why potential investors or business partners usually start out by asking about it. Getting that data during the get-go might help you set yourself up and get you rolling, but you are also going to want to keep it rolling at a steady and even an accelerating pace. That is going to put you in a position where you are going to have to keep up with that data and how it changes over time. This relates to market trends, and competitors’ products and prices, as well as how your brand is faring in the market place. This is one area where web scraping tools differentiate themselves against an actual professional web scraping service. A web scraping tool uses bots to collect large amounts of data for you which can later on be organized and analyzed...
3 Advantages of  Web Scraping for Your Enterprise

3 Advantages of  Web Scraping for Your Enterprise

In today’s Internet-dominated world possessing the relevant information for your business is the key to success and prosperity. Harvested in a structural and organized manner, the information will help facilitate business processes in many ways, including, but not limited to, market research, competition analysis, network building, brand promotion and reputation tracking. More targeted information means a more successful business and with the widespread competition in place, the strive for better performances is crucial. The results of data harvesting prove to be an invaluable assistance in the age when you have the need to be informed and if you want to stand your chance in the highly competitive modern markets. This is the reason why web data harvesting has long become an inevitable component of a successful enterprise and it is a highly useful tool in both kick-starting and maintaining a functioning business by providing relevant and accurate data when needed. However good your product or service is, the simple truth is that no-one will buy it if they don’t want it or believe that they don’t need it. Moreover, you won’t persuade anyone that they want or need to buy what you’re offering unless you clearly understand what it is that your customers really want. This way, it is crucial to have an understanding of your customers’ preferences. Always remember – they are the kings of the market and they determine the demand. Having this in mind, you can use web data scraping to get the vital information and be able to make the crucial, game-changing decisions to make your enterprise the next big thing. Enough about how awesome...
5 Reasons to Use Web Scraping for Your Startup

5 Reasons to Use Web Scraping for Your Startup

Web scraping is a method of finding and extracting data from websites and databases with the help of various web crawlers, tools such as bots and extensions. It’s a rather futuristic technique: let the robots do the hard, tedious work, while you focus on building strategies and analyzing data. The results of data harvesting prove to be invaluable assistance in the age when you need to be as informed and quick as possible if you want to have a chance in highly competitive modern markets. Some might assume that spending time and money on website and database scraping is a direction that’s worth taking only if you are well-settled in the market and you want to gather more information on competitors or try new marketing policies. In fact, web scraping is equally or even more helpful for startups, as the advantages of this method may be decisive for development of a new business. Note: Recent years saw rapid increase in the ranks of data scraping service providers. The idea of web scraping is essentially collecting as much relevant information as possible in a matter of a few hours or days at most. Naturally, teams of professionals with impressive experience in the field, who can access data even on websites that are protected from simple web crawlers you’d use, provide the maximum of what data harvesting can bring to the table. In addition, the speed of work and machine power of data scraping service providers excel that of a startup. While mature businesses can afford making marketing mistakes or selling one or two non-competitive items in the range of their...
3 Tips on Wisely Using Data Scraping for Travel Agencies

3 Tips on Wisely Using Data Scraping for Travel Agencies

As we have already covered previously, web scraping, in general, is the process of collecting information from the internet without the use of repetitive typing or copy-pasting. Web scraping software or tools search for the required data manually or automatically, putting together the sought-after data and storing them on your local computer.    Thus, it saves you from the tedious job of manual data search, which can last for hours and even days, and provides easy access to the data found. Considering how much valuable data there is in travel/airline industry and how profitable it can be to just use an existing database without having to get in the trouble of creating it yourself – data scraping is a godsend tool for travel agencies. Today, everyone is aware of the existence of data scraping in the travel industry but very few people actually know details like how, exactly, web scraping happens? To what extent is it effective? What areas can you cover without risking to breach legal rules? The travel industry is the third most likely business sector to be scrapped, after online directories and classified advertisers. Travel listings scraped from different travel sites can be aggregated for many uses. Since web data scraping has become so popular recently, the benefits and challenges of the practice are more and more relevant to everyone in the industry. The most interesting thing is that over 30% of people who visit travel industry websites are web scrapers. What’s so special about travel agencies and why are they a subject to such growing interest? What steps can you take in order to benefit...